Here is an interesting device QA-550 wav player
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At $100 it sure looks interesting, S&H is up to $30 and it only seems to support up to 8 GB cards. It is not too large, only supports 16/44.1 WAV which IMO should be good enough for most.
 
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Looks neat, except you would need a battery power supply to take with you. That's the player, powersupply, dac and amp. That's 4 brick sized devices if the dac doesn't have a built-in amp.
 
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Another China audio maker's products?
 
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Not only producing products, but is also a major consumer of hifi. Some things they produce are junk some are great, others in the middle.
 
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So many people want digital output to go, there you have it.
 
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It's not really to go. You need to carry a large battery pack with it unfortunately.
 
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Would have been cooler if it took other lossless formats too, like flac, wma and apple lossless.
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by Punnisher /img/forum/go_quote.gif
It's not really to go. You need to carry a large battery pack with it unfortunately.


u mean the player doesn`t have internal battery inside??
 
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Quote:

u mean the player doesn`t have internal battery inside??


Yes, it is driven by DC In, and it is unknown how much energy does it use (although it seems like 4.5W, so you will be able to use it from 6*AA battery pack for a 4-5 hours maximum).
That "player" is completely nonsense, an used ihp-1xx costs just a few more, weights (with battery) less than QA-550 (without battery), works from battery for about 15 hours, rockboxable, supports (through rockbox) a wide variety of formats (including flac, aac, mp3, ogg etc), has a nice screen, can be upgraded to 240gb hard drive (although i'm not sure if rockbox will work with hard drives larger than 137GB) and can be used without an external dac/amp.
Completely pointless.
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by penartur /img/forum/go_quote.gif
That "player" is completely nonsense, an used ihp-1xx costs just a few more, weights (with battery) less than QA-550 (without battery), works from battery for about 15 hours, rockboxable, supports (through rockbox) a wide variety of formats (including flac, aac, mp3, ogg etc), has a nice screen, can be upgraded to 240gb hard drive (although i'm not sure if rockbox will work with hard drives larger than 137GB) and can be used without an external dac/amp.
Completely pointless.



I agree. Please, sell me used ihp-1xx for "just a few more".
 
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BTW, how does H1x0 sounds compared to e.g. ipod 5th gen and zune 80/120?
 
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The QA-550 is more like a cheaper wadia 170i in my eyes. This was never meant to be a portable device.
 
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