Originally Posted by svyr
mmm kinda curious how it'll do for shuffled playback and folders if available.
and you know... decoder bugs that make it freeze, that sort of thing
also curious about output impedance and usefulness for IEMS.
>..The specs look good and am looking forward to hi-res on the go
that's how they got people on MD11/30 and us 02/30 :P (and then came flakey firmware and drivers that tooks 9 months to iron out)
well, at least it doubles as a dac. (but you gotta install proprietary drivers. on the bright side you get bulk mode USB (error detection and correction and no timing problems)
The price is nice but shenzhen had is for 80 less than ebay
Hi, I haven't used much of its DAP function (but tested and played for perhaps 3 hours), mainly as a DAC+amp actually in my office. For the file folder, it supports up to 32GB microSD card, and 2 layers of folder path including the root path, which means you can have individual folders containing music files. You can also have FLAC+cue files, but they have to stay in the root path. You can skip to the next folder (or next cue file) by double-pressing the skip-to-next button.
I have not found any random shuffling function (yet, perhaps it's there, will try when I get back to office).
I'm unaware of its actual output impedance, but I have been using it with Westone W40s and Ocharaku Flat-4s, they seem to be driven pretty well.
And it works well as DAC, they have a fairly nice driver that works with both ASIO and WASAPI.
So far the main problem with this is that 'glitch' that always happens several seconds after playback resumes, the music just stops for some milliseconds then goes on, making you notice the irregularity of the bass beats. I haven't got any freezes yet.
Another complain is the 1990s-style UI, but once I get used to it, it's not too bad.
And yes I bought it from shenzhenaudio.com for around $180, which is still a bit more than what it goes for in mainland China market.
I guess I won't be using it as my main DAP, for its large size and small storage, but it makes a very good travel companion.