Oh Neil, you should just stick to writing music and not supplying us with yet another expensive toy to listen to our music on. I know what the goal is here but really, the cost far outweighs the benefit. Neil Young had a vision of folks being able to listen to high quality music on a portable music player. The files for this music is on the flac format. Yes it is high quality but the files are enormous. Mp3 files for a 3.5 min song will run a few megs in size. Flac files for the same 3.5min song will be literally 10x the size. A 10 song album could easily surpass a couple of gigs easily. So why even bring this up at all if its a music player I’m just dumping on? I like to think of it more as a consumer beware. For some, money is no object for others, it’s a difference maker. Each year people buy millions of these devices only to have them end up in landfills. Spend your money wisely. If you spend this kind of cash, buy a real stereo system.
For a review of this device, check out the Ars Technica article: