-- Amped using a LOD: The 6G is the winner as it is much cleaner and accurate. The 5G, amped via LOD, can sound a little muddy with some genres of music.
-- Unamped, using the factory 3.5mm jack (Apple OS): The 5G is the clear winner; Less muddy than amped via-LOD and the sound stage is better than the 6G, which in my opinion sounds flat and less lively. Using the ROCKbox OS on the 5G I've found that with a few EQ and pre-amp tweaks the 5G unamped sounds even better than the Apple OS unamped.
I almost sold one of these units, as I thought my DAP collection was becoming a bit redundant, however both of these units seem to have their own strengths and weaknesses.
Has anyone else done this comparison? If so, do you agree or disagree with my findings?
Any idea as to why there is a such a difference between the two DAPs amped and unamped?