Following good advice, this is the thread for owners and those who have heard the AK240 to chime in on what they have heard and what they like or not like about the AK240. As an owner, I love the SQ and the form factor of the AK240, I like the UI and the DSD capability, also the MQS Streaming rocks my socks off. Also as an owner, I don't really like the way it was designed, but the feel in the hand is better than the feel of the eyes. Me and my friends have compared it to the: NW-ZX1 HM901 And I personally prefer the AK240, one prefers the 901 because of its bass, and the others prefer the ZX1 because of the price. We all agree that the 240 sounds better than the ZX1 in terms of soundstage and neutrality, and can match the 901 except for the bass response.