I heard the AK II 100 and it is in my opinion a much better sounding player than the X3. I couldnt hear much difference between the X3 and the junior but the 100 is undeniable.
I may get the 100 if i can free up the cash, my other thought is to try the 120 if i get to the US. Any opinions on the 120?
BTW what difference would balanced outputs make?
I tried the Jr today.
It felt lovely in my hand and the touch screen UI works really well compared to my Fiio X3. however i listened to both it and the X3 for about 30 mins and though the sound was a tiny bit better on the Jr (the bass was tighter) there really was very little difference.
Im not sure its worth the upgrade for the difference in Euro tbh. Ill have to compare the AK 100 II next.