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4.0 out of 5 stars
One for the geeks out there., 30 Dec 2012
I bought this for my DJ partner who previously had been using an old I river he kept bringing back to life replacing the battery and hard drive. He hates iPods and wants a machine that allows him to store big music files in uncompressed format, allows him to freely drag and drop the files instead of using a sync program. He wants to create his own folders, not using the indexing in alphabetical order. Of course also he wants sound to be special too. Soooo, this huge brick of a machine comes in from korea! I had read it was the best sounding and apparently, after a few tweaks such as going round the volume limiter and installing a different operating system to make the user interface more efficient, I have made the right choice, because he truly has been loving this player! It's big and the screen resolution isn't up to scratch even with a smartphone, but to the true audiophiles out there, this is a gift of the gods. The cons are that the USB cable provided is unconventional and it seems to have issues to be used with Mac OS. Plus it's truly huge and easy to drop. The pros : with the right cable, you can record in digital, it has built in speakers too, and the sound is mind blowing when playing the FLAC files he uses.