Teclast T51

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Teclast T51

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I made a modification of the player that lifts the sound to TOP portable players. Details here(http://www.head-fi.org/t/447479/teclast-t51/1380#post_9326082)
Pros: Great SQ, powerfull amp, good size, 10 hours playback, can be upgraded in may ways, can be used while charging
Cons: So-so user interface (i've seen much worse), useless EQ, bright signature, low reliability, Chinese service
So, what does make T51 such a unique and relevant music (and video) player after all ? 
 
The combination of :
 
* Great SQ  (on the bright side - very detailed, HUGE sound stage, lots of air and space, punchy and dry).
* Thy on-boar amping (drives even 600 ohm Bayerdynamics),
* proper size, proper battery life (10 hours measured), proper design and usability (memory card slot, lineout, volume wheel)
* good, affordable  price. 
 
This small DAP may give you lots of SQ when properly used, even stock (not modded) .
 
After some tweeks and mods (better invertors, better op-amps, capacitors) you may get world class performance out of a 200$ DAP. The size of the dap is just right, fits your pocket.
 Design and connectivity is also good. You can use the player while charging, it's a great feature to have, considering the battery life.
 
Unfortunately, there are con's related to the way chineze deal business...
 The were lots of case of defective units. But, if this DAP survives for a half a year , you'll have nothing more to worry about any longer.. Thus, It is good to have a warranty , at least for the burn-in period.  
 
Highly recommended for power-users with skills in electricity, or at least for those with friends good in ectronics hardware. 
 
JamesMcProgger
JamesMcProgger
I would be happier if someone finds a way to rockbox it, the UI is terrible to the point that I'm not sure the sound makes it up for all the UI glitches.
AlexRoma
AlexRoma
JamesMcProgger, the UI looks terrible for Apple/Sony users, but for most Hifiman users, it' not that bad at all, especially on v.2.30 firmware... Try it, on 2.30 the DAP is much more responsive and almost glitch-less..
JamesMcProgger
JamesMcProgger
I was more thinking about cowon's exellent UI. I will try the 2.3, cant remember which version I have, but my complaint is more about the way it organize the music and the navigation, also the need to have one image file with the name of each track so it can display the cover, and worst if you want to display lyrics. also the heavy ·CLITCH· noise when you turn it on. for me all that is a shame because soundwise it is the best player I've had.
Pros: Sound, Sound , Sound
Cons: Everything Else!
If you want a DAP for the best sound quality and value look nowhere. 
Kanashimu
Kanashimu
Indeed, and I'm crazy scared of dropping my 601 because it looks like it might just break (due to its form factor).
turokrocks
turokrocks
oops, you got me! Indeed
turokrocks
turokrocks
The Teclast T51 synergies better than the HM-601 with my Favorite amp, the TTVJ Slim, but Rockbox on HM-601 will shift the balance, we should wait and see.

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