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Thank you fzman, much appreciated.
Any comparison to sp1000 or wm1z or other top level dap. I already ordered really excited
Problem solved ( RMA ).
Note to myself: never buy audio gear before trying. That's why we have CanJam shows
I am wondering if batteries are available should replacement be necessary. Given that the batteries are rather specialized, I have concerns about availability.
The Operating Manual Says "Do not replace the Lithium Battery by yourself". (Feel free to replace them with a friend; And maybe a beer...)
Having 2 batteries, and 2 Separate Charging circuits(assumed), is part of what makes the power supply special. But the Batteries themselves are likely a common Lithium type you can find. It would be pretty expensive to return to HK for new batteries to be installed. Shipping and insurance both ways, would cost a lot more than the battery replacements alone. (From the USA at least.)
Yes, comparable to WM1Z, maybe slightly different. More powerful
I have been switching back and forth between my current DAPs and IEMs since a few days. What works best for me is the Final E5000 with the DTR1, high gain, 40% volume. Yes, I listen to high volume, but the E5000 needs juice and a sweet spot. Still amazed by this USD 800 combo which sounds like an USD 4000 to me, fancy features apart.
So, if you are on the market for a new hardcore DAP, you definitely have to consider the DTR1 as an option. Still, I would advice a dynamic driver based IEM or a hybrid to fully enjoy the potential of the DTR1
Today received Fearless audio Crystal Pearl, and look that Fearless audio case looks like made for DTR1.
Otherwise these work.
100 hours approx. with the DTR1 today. Still sounds amazing, a sense of scale and power that remains almost unmatched for a portable device so far IMO. Final E5000 is the perfect partner. Smooth, gets low and precise, detailed, realistic soundstage. Combo cost? USD 800. A lot of money. But not that much if we stick to that kind of combo and considering the pleasure given back and what you get today for that price... It depends on priorities, but hey, guys, do you like sound, your music? Making a step backwards in terms of features and prestige looking UI will reward you with first class sound quality, price no object, really. It is a leap of faith, I know. Do it if you can afford it and sell it back if you cannot live with the limited features. But that sound... You owe it to yourself. It works with every genre. Classic, OST, ambient, pop, rock, r'n'b, electronic, vocals, etc... pick your favorite.
Have a case idea... Not anything like a leather case.. But for protection when not being used, the DTR1 would fit into a neoprene case/sleeve that fits an Apple iPhone 4s (thinner but wider). Some are available on Ebay for under $2.00 including shipping. The 4.7inch one might be a better choice than the shorter 4.1 inch. If I could sew, it would be easy to make one... But for the price it's nice protection from scratches. (Also will keep the player from slipping off a slick surface if you rest the player on top of the neoprene.)
Im looking for a backup for my beloved questyle.. and to summerize this topic:
+ nice SQ
+ simple and fast UI without unneeded stuff like Bluetooth
+ quick support from the developer
+ 3,5 mm jack and nothing fancy
- no case
- bad charging system
I wouldn't say that it has bad charging system. It is irrregular - yes, but not bad. The essence and the source of such sound quality in DTR1 comes from its power circuit design that requires multi-cell batt to supply the appropriate voltage. Therefore - charging requirements are also very specific...
Another great option for dtr1 case - Lowepro Santiago 20: feets absolutely perfect (as it was made specifically for dtr1), has fantastic build quality (hard, safe, durable) and very low price (about 10$).
Sorry can't agree . From my knowledge i can say this charging system should be adopted by other portable device manufactures.
First the proper charging system of DTR1 is- Shut it down, plug the wall charger the light should be red to show its properly charging and wait until its green to indicate its fully charged.
Why I am saying it's the best charging system for portable devices.
1- While charging a portable device, its must to shut it down and charge fully then use. And DTR1 deigned flowing that rule.
2- While charging a portable device, it became hot as the charging circuit is inside the device, but DTR1 doesn't have the charging circuit inside and that's why DTR1 doesn't heat up while charging. The wall charging doing this job. Less heat inside the device keep the battery healthy. Lots of portable device die because of failure of charging circuit and people claim that their device doesn't want to charge, here DTR1 is safe. Just change the wall adapter if anything goes wrong.