Hi, As Fang is going to ship out the 801 in the coming weeks, I think it would be a good preparation to start this thread early. If the JH13pro Appreciation thread could do it well before anyone had the actual experience of the true CM, this thread should be legitimate. Here are some of the impressions that has been posted so far: Early impression for the DAC from Jude http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f15/hi...ne-two-424091/ words from the OP, reply post #18 from Edwood, reply post #26 for Iron_Dreamer http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f15/hi...ussion-436753/ reply post#124 from Boomana http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f15/am...ml#post6033409 Impressions of the full version of the 801: reply post#505 from Sasaki, reply post#596 from immibiker http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f87/up...ml#post6018169 http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f45/ca...98/index2.html reply post #29, from JP11801, reply post#29, from AmanGeorge Hope this summary helps. Also, I can't guarantee that the # of replies are correct. If so, go to the threads and search for the names of the headfiers provided above. Cheers update on 5th Oct 2009 Hey guys, The following is the HiFiMAN HM-801 Player Firmware Debug Thread. http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f87/hi...9/#post6052231 I'm excited to learn that the firmware can be updated/upgraded through a PC. May be we can have a gapless playback option in the future.