Actually Fiio is releasing their entry level DAP - the X1.
LOOKING FOR A PORTABLE MEDIA/MP3 PLAYER WITH THE BEST EQUALIZER - Page 2
+1 for the RockBox'd Sansa Clip Zip. It's cheap, sounds great and has expandable storage via microSDHC or Micro SDXC. The RockBox Parametric EQ is hugely powerful, but takes some time to learn. I'm listening to mine right now.....
zamorin, go to settings sound settings equalizer enable eq (yes) graphic eq There's also a menu for simple EQ settings if you prefer.
Make sure you turn down the precut if you use the EQ to boost.... otherwise you will get some distortion.
Here's a link to the Rockbox manual. http://download.rockbox.org/daily/manual/rockbox-sansaclipzip/rockbox-build.html
Edited by MDH12AX7 - 12/25/13 at 11:29pm
It can be a bit daunting..... The first field is the gain... boost or cut in decibels.
next is the frequency..... lower numbers are lower in pitch.... kick drum thump is around 60hz guitar edge is about 2.5khz vocal clarity is around 5khz cymbals about 5khz up to around 20khz.
The next field is the Q which determines how specific the adjustment is. A higher number is affecting a smaller range of frequencies and is more specific. A lower Q value is less specific and affects a wider range if frequencies. Lower Q values tend to sound more natural and have a greater overall affect on the overall tonality. if you use a higher Q, things can get to sounding really weird. Try to stick to the lower half of the range for a more natural sound.
You can just go straight to the simple eq settings if this is too much.....
Hope that helps!