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Thanks guys, I finally opted for a new FiiO X3 2nd gen., since i figured that the external DAC function was more important to me than the FM radio.
Another nuisance with the Sony Walkman NWZ-A17 is the proprietary cable, for charging it.   So if i drop my requirement of an FM tuner, can the xDuoo X3 be also a good option, as an inexpensive hi-res player ?
OK, so i'm about to give in and buy a Sony NWZ-A17. Mainly because of the FM tuner option, but also it seems lighter carry and possible more battery life than say a Fiio X3 or a used Fiio X5 that could be in the same price range. But i'm still afraid of doing an error by not going with an X3 or a used X5. As i suspect these Fiio DAPs to be more flexible and be better in the long run.  Any thoughts ? does anyone had the chance to compare a Fiio X3/X5 side-by-side with the...
Hello, are there any hi-res DAPs that have a built-in analog FM tuner ? It must play ALAC and FLAC 24bit/96khz. would be nice if it would also have a USB DAC function and lots of memory (e.g. at least 64Gb, preferably up to 128Gb). ...And it must be reasonably priced (below 500$ usd) Thanks!
It worked! I forced iTunes to run another iTunes Match scan, and then it picked up and matched all songs of the album. Mysterious...
I'm in the same boat as you... with the same questions. I just downloaded my 1st HDtracks album (Eagles - Hotel California) and it is in ALAC 24bit/96khz. And i have iTunes Match that is saying this is "ineligible" for the service ... Did you find an answer to this problem ?
I'm very interested in both of these, namely because they have at least four switchable digital inputs; 2x toslink & 2x coax. The TEAC UD-501 is newer and seems more "future-proof" spec-wise. Unfortunately i haven't yet listened to either of them. I also found the Rotel RDD-1580 that is similarly priced and has 4 inputs. And as the OP mentionned, the Arcam irDAC... Is there any other model (with 4 inputs in the 800$ range) that we can compare them to ?
I concur with both of the above post, plus the latest Amon Amarth album "Deceiver of the Gods" is produced by Andy Sneap.Then considering the OP question, mentioning power/melodic metal, my favorite band is Wintersun. Both the s/t 2004 debut and "Time 1" are definately worth a listen... The next Time 2 album will be fabulous i'm sure.
About the Racoon SG300 ability to decode 24 bit / 192 kHz file, Ii find conflicting information... It's primarily labeled as being a 24bit/96kHz DAC - amp. However, it has the Cirrus Logic CS4398 decoder chip which is 192 kHz capable, and a second chip (for "D/A" conversion) the Tenor TE7022L which specs at 24bit/96kHz only. Can somebody explain if 192 kHz files will be properly played with this Racoon SG300 ? thanks
Wow; check out this nice xDuoo TA-03 (or sometimes referred to as XT-03 )... Anybody tried it ?   http://www.xduoo.com/xduoo/ProductShow.asp?id=41  
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