OK, second question, is there any point in having more than a 5 band eq in mp3 players? Are the 5 band eqs in say the iaudio u3 or the monolith premium parametric eqs? I assume they work on a bell curve type of adjustment?
The Samsung YP-T7J has a 7 band EQ that seems to work pretty well, but I wouldn't say it's enough to recommend it over another DAP based on that feature alone. Pick up a used or refurbished Karma if you want serious EQ capabilities in a DAP.