Nice to see them improved every 6 months or so (not in features thought) and at the dawn of the new AKM chip release.
The "bad" thing about it is that the reselling values of products even a year long drops like a rock.
And it's ok if it's for dacs with price tag 200 euro,no one expects to upgrade selling them,but at 900 it's a little odd for the previous owners.
I strongly feel that new "flagship" models must have way more features than the previous to feel as an upgrade and moreover,in time that the previous models have prove their value,stability,durability,performance.
It's a little odd presenting something new when you still fix problems (through firmware) of the old ones.