you liked the sound of studio V? what's the sound signature?
Oh, it's a bit tricky question. I really didnt have much time to listen to it lol. I gave it a quick listen after it arrived with hisound live buds I must say I was impressed. I also don't have any higher-ended earphones/headphones right now to tell you more.
After I received Merlin I will do some review and comparision
The Rocoo BA doesn't have hiss issues they resolved this with the amp I think. I also bet it has low output impedance. If would be nice if someone with tech-savvy could confirm this.
The sound sig is on the brighter side, but still not much brighter than say the iPhone, just with a much more 3D presentation.
Here is a quote direct from Jack from Hisoundaudio:
The D Power edition (now called P) doesn't hiss with my CIEMs, but it really lacks bass reverb while the BA sounds pretty much like the original Hisound stuff but without the hiss. I would have to say I agree with most of the last paragraph that Jack wrote, which is why I just quoted it!
Hmmm, someone who's seen Joe's NT6Pro in "person", and who has a Korean DAP in their avatar pic...
Methinks you are no stranger to Korea, and may in fact speak fluent Korean. Some might even speculate that you might work in a certain custom IEM lab somewhere in Korea!