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Lotoo Paw Pico

PICO size with a MEGA Sound!

A review on: Lotoo Paw Pico
twister6

Pros: super small and lightweight, supports most hi-res formats, high end sound quality, drives even some demanding full size cans.

Cons: fw and app is still work in progress, no display, only 32GB internal storage.

The product was provided to me free of charge for the review purpose in exchange for my honest opinion.  The review was originally posted on my blog, and now I would like to share it with all of my readers on Head-fi.   Manufacturer website: Lotoo Paw Pico.   * click on images to expand.   Intro.   Lotoo is one of those manufacturers who doesn’t like to spoil...
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A cloud centric DAP with good value for money
A cloud centric DAP with good value for money

Cayin i5

Pros: Build quality, Online streaming features, Good bass and sub bass, USB C

Cons: Warm tone, not neutral

Hifiman SuperMini - A Power Plant Weighing 70 Grams
Hifiman SuperMini - A Power Plant Weighing 70 Grams

HIFIMAN SuperMini High-Res Portable Player

Pros: Very clear, transparent and dynamic sound. Tiny form factor, good build and decent UI. Powerful in both balanced and SE. Very good battery life.

Cons: Average soundstage. No sound enhancements.

Aune M1S: one of the most transparent DAPs I have heard, and only $249
Aune M1S: one of the most transparent DAPs I have heard, and only $249

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FiiO X1 Ultraportable Hi-Res DAP

FiiO X1 Ultraportable Hi-Res DAP

“ Click any image for full size (1200 x 800) resolution INTRODUCTION I’m a proud owner of the Fiio X5 – it’s been my go to DAP for some time now, with the only drawback being ultimate portability if I’m jogging, or just out and about wanting a really simple set-up.  So when Fiio started talking about a new entry level DAP in the sub $100 market, and already knowing what they are capable...” --Brooko

100% Positive Reviews
FiiO X3 2nd gen Ultraportable Hi-Res DAP

FiiO X3 2nd gen Ultraportable Hi-Res DAP

“ To view larger images (1200 x 800) click the appropriate photo INTRODUCTION I’m a proud owner of the Fiio X5 and X1 – they’ve been my go to DAPs for some time now, and I use both daily.  The X1 for when I want ultimate portability, and the X5 when I need a little more power, and also want the added level of refinement it brings. I’ve been using Fiio audio equipment for some time now,...” --Brooko

100% Positive Reviews
FiiO X5 High-res Portable Music Player

FiiO X5 High-res Portable Music Player

“ X5 - Strength and Beauty The Fiio X5   INTRODUCTION My audio chain has actually been pretty stable of late, my last addition being the Studio V3 Anniversary (DAP) and Dunu DN-1000s.  With the addition of the Studio V3, I had pretty much solved the one missing component – a decent DAP for my requirements.  I watched the progress with other...” --Brooko

97% Positive Reviews
Apple iPod classic 160 GB (7th Generation)

Apple iPod classic 160 GB (7th Generation)

“It's exactly what it says it is. I've tried some great looking, incredibly expensive DAPs - Honestly, in my opinion, a lot of them just add colouration, or EQ, or look pretty. Some of them do perform well, but fall short in many areas. If you just want your music files to be reproduced exactly as they were mastered, with a line-out to pipe your music into any amplification you might...” --White Lotus

100% Positive Reviews
FiiO X5 2nd gen Premium Hi-Res DAP

FiiO X5 2nd gen Premium Hi-Res DAP

“ For larger images (1200 x 800), click any of the photos INTRODUCTION I’m a very happy owner of Fiio’s X1, X3ii and the original X5 digital audio players (DAPs). I’ve used them all (a lot) over the last couple of years – and up until now, the X3ii has been my go to portable DAP for daily use.  I still use the X1 for ultimate portability (eg exercise), and the X5 when I need a more...” --Brooko

91% Positive Reviews
COWON J3 32 GB Portable Media Player (Black)

COWON J3 32 GB Portable Media Player (Black)

“IMO, the Cowon J3 is the company's best device/price. It offers an excellent sound and compatibility with almost any file you want to play on it. It's also capable of driving all but the most obscure headphones to satisfying levels of loudness, and relatively excellent battery life. However if you're just looking for a device that does one thing -- play music really and extremely ...” --hemidesign

85% Positive Reviews
FiiO X7

FiiO X7

“For larger images - please click individual photosINTRODUCTIONI’m spoilt for choice with the DAPs I have – owning the Fiio X1, X5, X3ii, and having access to review samples for the X5ii, L&P5, L5 Pro.  I’ve used them all (a lot) over the last couple of years – and up until now, the X3ii has been my main go to portable DAP for daily use. In the last couple of months though, I’ve been...” --Brooko

97% Positive Reviews
Audio-Opus Opus#1

Audio-Opus Opus#1

“ I would like to Thank theBit/Audio-Opus and Extreme Audio for providing me with a review sample of Opus#1 in exchange for my honest opinion.   Manufacturer website:  http://www.audio-opus.com/?page_id=15881, available on Amazon   * Click on images to expand.   Are too many choices a bad thing?  Maybe not if we are talking about selection of headphones because we...” --twister6

100% Positive Reviews
HiSoundAudio RoCoo P

HiSoundAudio RoCoo P

“What i really love about this player is its wide sound stage and sq. Every time i listen to it with my headphones or iem's, it blows me away.  I spent hours of listening to it everyday.   It can drive many iems or headphones because of its built in amp. it has lots of power.   The battery can last 8-10 hours of continuous playback.   The build quality is solid and it...” --arjane

100% Positive Reviews
FiiO X3 Portable Music Player

FiiO X3 Portable Music Player

“Package & Build:   FiiO X3 comes in a nice box with adapter and micro USB cable, as well as a nice soft silicone sleeve to protect the player. It is built very nicely, has some retro touch to it since it doesn't have any wheels or touch screen, just buttons and normal, not so good, screen (but it does the job just fine). It has coax out, line out and 3.5 mm headphone jack as well as...” --Tail

93% Positive Reviews
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