Once you stop learning your ready for the grave. Take the Clip+ to the coffin with ya brother. I dunno Anaxilus some people just get stuck in the mud
LFF has a professional background in audio who also wrote this review in the first page.
And he said the clip+ is more accurate in his review
It's funny you equate FR to overall sound. You are operating on tons of assumptions and simply reveal your ignorance on the matter of sound by claiming such knowledge. What is sad are people like you who have no faith in their hearing and listen w/ their eyes. Of all the variables related to producing sound you cling to FR and noise and scream bloody murder against 'audiophilia' to boost your ego because you feel so insecure you need to reaffirm your genius in buying the most perfect player ever conceived on earth for a mere $40. LFF said the FR is more accurate but the 602 is more musical and possibly more natural depending on how one defines the term. Removing Noise and FR from the equation the NOS DAC sounds way closer to a real musical experience in real life than the Clip+. Of course, to you and your kind we are just 'audiophiles' that feel the need to justify our large purchases to soothe our egos after getting ripped off by marketeers. Your arguments are old, predictable and boring. It's funny it is beyond conceivable to your brain that something that doesn't measure as well in 2 aspects could sound better in every other way. I pity your dogmatic certainty. I can tell you the reason I have had more than 6 different DAPs is due to people like you that claimed how perfect and awesome the Clip+ was only for my ears to scoff at your claims and continue searching. If I could have perfect sound for $40 I would have stopped and called it a day. But for some reason your little cherished miracle falls short in many respects which you would know if you weren't busy having everyone else tell what to think. I know LFF loves his Clip+ for what is and can do, I respect that and agree w/ him. I know for a fact he loves what the 601 brings to the table and if he didn't he wouldn't have even wasted his time reviewing it. Even his friend, the professional studio engineer, uses a NOS DAC in his home setup. I guess he's another 'delusional audiophile' who just happens to work in audio because McDonalds wasn't hiring. It's really astonishing to me how those who claim such familiarity w/ science translate that into certainty and dogma. I was a Bio major in Pre-Med and love reading about theoretical Physics and am continuously shocked by the certainty people in this forum have that they know everything there is to know. That's poor scientific practice and philosophy IMHO. Consider the complexities of studying Aerodynamics/Fluidynamics and melding that w/ Biology/Physiology and toss in innumerable variables related to Electrical Theory (sources, gear and synergy) and you want to just drop a frequency response curve and crap all over something? Yeah, you look brilliant. RMAA measurements and the like provide a useful tool. Do I give it more significance than my decades spent on this earth listening to sound w/ ears that have evolved over millions of years? No. I'm not insane enough to do that. Enjoy your Clip+. I know it's impossible for you not to, the graph says so.
Edited to be more polite out of respect for Jude and the forum. Really holding back here guys.....