Quite a ways beyond the iPod, Astell&Kern AK120 Mobile Music Player stands up for extreme fidelity, uncompromising audiophile-grade performance, all of that stuff. It feeds the numbers from 24-bit, 192-kHz music files (absolutely the highest resolution music files commercially available) through Wolfson dual single-channel digital-to-analog converters, comes with 64GB on-board memory (expandabile to 192GB via microSD), offers touchscreen operation, and interfaces via USB 2.0, optical in/out and standard headphone. Just add cans. About $1300.
Via Robb Report