yeah, i read that too..there are two patches available for the Ipaq: A free patch, the installation of which did not go through, and a commercial one that I purchased, and this disabled all audio output from the XDA-II!
I am sure there is a solution, just hope we woun't have to wait for long.
As for sound quality, I've read that it is a bit poor, but I still wouldn't mind!
Waiting for a genius
Microsoft is doing it again and again, enforcing, faster devices, that are held back by sluggish operating systems, making you wish for faster and faster devices...and it goes on!