I am sort of looking around at CD players in the back of my mind. My Audio Note DAC was an eye opener as to how natural digital can sound. Recently when switching DAC's around though I noticed that the AN may be lacking in the punch and a bit looser in the bass region. I hadn't noticed this before or maybe everything else was so good I didn't notice or cared. I was looking at what other high quality players might be available. Shanling sure caught my attention and priced pretty well but I know nothing of them.