Well, I hoped that the problem would have been solved with the Icarus II, but we are where we are now, and I have not looked into other DAPs. There was Shanling M1, and one other with favourable reviews and ok SQ, but both had that (albeit) small flattish glass screen, which I would better of without, in all honesty. I had a vision of the icarus 2 having a shape similar to Bounty candy bar, screen or display being much smaller and different (not quadratic, lengthier rectangular shape, and smaller display in total), and if there is something such - available at the market - of the shape similar to the Iriver IFP series (although understandably somewhat larger) . But you are right; it is my job too look into it. Being too busy with the new headhpone amp, and pondering over the repair of the Grado GS1000, and other daily duties, I have not even given it a thought until this evening.