, who brought us the Femto DAC (see review
), had their new "M" digital audio player ($995) on active display which appears to take direct aim at Astel & Kern. The M can handle up to 24/384 and 2x DSD playback and supports FLAC, WAV, DFF/DSF(64DSD and128DSD-DoP), DXD, AAC, MP3, MP4, M4A, and OGG file formats. The M houses 64GB of internal memory and you can add another 128GB via SD card. That 4.65inch OLED display is also a touch screen and the M can double as a USB DAC in addition to driving your 'phones since it houses a micro USB input on its bottom. Battery life is reported at about 10 hours. Trendspotters take note.