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FiiO X5 2nd gen Premium Hi-Res DAP

A fantastic player...fair price, packed with great features....and it sounds great to boot.

fleasbaby

Pros: Size, build, sound

Cons: None

This review will cover the X5ii, comparing it to the Pono player and the original X5. I have a Pono in my possession now. I unfortunately sold my original X5 prior to receiving the review sample, but had spent a good amount of time with it before selling it (I pre-ordered it at its release time from B&H).   The X5ii I listened to was a review sample sent out on a tour of the United...
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She will pull you in with her smooth comfy curves and keep you with her sound.
She will pull you in with her smooth comfy curves and keep you with her sound.

Sennheiser HD 598

Pros: Balanced and rich accuracy. She's a real beauty.

Cons: She doesn't really have any major ones.

Audiophile quality portable planar magnetic headphones.
Audiophile quality portable planar magnetic headphones.

Audeze EL-8 Closed-Back

Pros: very detailed sound, durable build, unique detachable cable, comfortable fitment, excellent isolation

Cons: heavy, needs a warmer amp (portable is fine), requires a long burn in

Possibly the best value and sound quality for your money out of full-sized and/or studio geared cans.
Possibly the best value and sound quality for your money out of full-sized and/or...

Yamaha HPH-MT220BL

Pros: build, COMFORT, weight, headband, sleek looks, long term wear W/O fatigue, full spectrum sound that is both fun and accurate

Cons: Can be hard to find at the $140 deal I got; look around as they are normally $200-250+ new/used

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