It handles complex music better than X5, DX50/90; AK100; not quite as good as HM901; Actually one of the better ones I've heard on a portable all-in-one, but seldom does any portable DAP handles complex scene with huge dynamic ranges with confidence. Unless you're really into that genre though, it wouldn't be a deal breaker.
Sadly I can't, the shop I demoed at told me that there is but one demo unit in the whole city and it's gonna stay that way for quite a while. But frankly, with that MSRP I wouldn't blink to buy it on site if it's available. I actually prefer the brushed aluminum finish than whatever anodized aluminum they'll adopt to the retail unit. The coating on top of the brushed aluminum makes it really nice to touch.