Originally Posted by abiWolff
So given that there _are_ differences in current DAPs
Take a look at RMAA results. Pretty much everything is the same. Or record and level match the output of a couple players with a good sound card. No one cane ever tell the difference.
Headphones sound different, thats where you should be looking if you want to see differences. Comparing players or codec chips though is like comparing 56k modems. They haven't changed in a long time because they're a finished technology with nothing left to change and no where left to go.