Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › UnAmped, UnEQed and UnRockBoxed SQ in a DAP.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

UnAmped, UnEQed and UnRockBoxed SQ in a DAP.

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 

Can you rate the following DAPs is terms of the sound quality only under the above criteria.

 

IPod Touch (Latest)

IPod Classic(Latest)

IPod Nano(Latest)

Cowon S9

Zune 30GB

Zune HD

Sansa Fuze+

 

You are free to add any other players you can think of.(like creative etc.) Some kind of DAP shoot-out will be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance.

AudioPhile Apprentice

post #2 of 3

Add the Sony X maybe?

post #3 of 3

I have a Zune 120. All over the web it was said to sound better than the Ipod Classic. It sounds really great but then comparing them side by side to my friend's 6th gen Ipod Classic, I don't hear too much difference. Btw the Zune doesn't have an EQ, but that doesn't mean it reflects the sound flat: indeed it is just a bit warm and mid-forward. When I coupled it with an Earsonics SM3, they didn't go along well, because the SM3 is also midforward, and the resulting midrange was too much for me... That is to say, comparing the unequalized Zune with a 6th gen Ipod Classic with the EQ-off is not the same as comparing their sounds unaltered (flat). Because the Zune has an Equalized default sound in the first place. That makes people say it's better sounding. Just my two cents.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Portable Source Gear
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › UnAmped, UnEQed and UnRockBoxed SQ in a DAP.