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FiiO X1 Ultraportable Hi-Res DAP

Review: Fiio's X1: Do I Really Need a Flagship DAP Afterall?

doublea71

Pros: Sound is terrific (not just at this price)...Build quality is excellent...UI is very easy to use...It's cheap!!!

Cons: UI has some limitations in folder view (on original firmware), screen can be hard to read on a sunny day.

The Fiio X1 Begs The Question: Do I Really Need A Flagship DAP? Before I get into anything resembling a detail about the X1, I want to thank everybody at Fiio for once again doing all of us a solid with their X1 tour. With any luck, there will be an X7 tour down the road.... First Things First:  Headphones Used:  V-Sonic GR07  Unique Melody Miracle   Mr. Speakers Mad Dogs 3.2   Music Played:...
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Top-tier Sound for the Rest of Us
Top-tier Sound for the Rest of Us
cost-effective wav-only player with exceptional sound quality
cost-effective wav-only player with exceptional sound quality

Aune M1 Hi-Fi Wav Player

Pros: exceptional sound signature; fast-scan directory ; simple UI, button; sdhc compatibility; drive entry level full-size headphone; good battery life;

Cons: Obscure wav-only, incomplete system with a few compatible issues, no auto turn-off, cannot switch music while listening, slow battery charge,

Excellent DAP
Excellent DAP
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