It’s sexy, ya, but aluminium is cheap, automated manufacturing, most of the parts – I don’t see where the $7oo is justified. It’s nice looking, but…Who buys this thing? Do people say to themselves, ‘ya, 700, no sweat, it must be great because I can buy something plastic for $20 and who wants plastic…”
DOn’t get assumptive, now – at my house good sound is everywhere. HK430 in the office, with good components plugged in, a nice yamaha in the garage, with the polk monitor 5’s, the kitchen sounds like ass, though, with the ipod whatever in the bose dock, and the living room has a nice yamaha pushing out the home theater. Good speakers everywhere…
But, how much better is that mega-bucks Sony going to sound than the Sansa Fuze (the good one) I bought some years ago? With RockBox on it!! I don’t think too much. Anyway, I’m not getting that crazy Sony – all I need is something to keep in the car when FM doesn’t come in or NPR is getting a little carried away.
EDIT: Holy Crap – there’s this, too!