I´ve just bought a brand new sony S-545. My last DAP was a Samsung P2 that I´ve enjoyed the past 2 years. Previously I owned a Cowon D2 and a Iriver U10. For my testing I always used a pair of Westone UM-2 IEM´s.
The thing is that I´m not really happy with the change. When my P2 "died", the first DAP that came to my mind was Sony´s walkman (since the good reviews I´ve read from them everywhere). But after listening to my new "toy" I just can feel dissapointed with the outcome.
Compared to my old (and wrecked) P2, the sony sounds flat, less clear, lack of soundstage (less separation) and I missed punchy (but controlled) bass I normally heard from my Westone´s. WHAT WENT WRONG???
Is the e-series sound signature different from the one shown in the x-series??? Does anything to do with the internal amplifier??? Why none pointed that out in the reviews??? Are they all biased??
I might end up selling the sony since I don´t think is paired to my beloved Westone´s UM2...Which one is the best sounding DAP in terms of SQ ??? I don´t care about video, screen, controls and that crap...just interested in good sound.
PD: I beg you pardon for my poor english.
Edited by brugalete - 5/19/10 at 3:01pm