Woodcans - did you ever try the DX100 with the k3003?
I've tried the k3003 with many daps and the DX100 with many phones and the synergy beween these two just continues to amaze me. Not tried the Sony yet though.
For all of the 3003(i) enthusiasts out there, this, to me, is a fantastic pairing. Best portable sound I have heard thus far. I also know for a fact someone else we know and miss highly regards this combo.
Sony NW-A857, NWZ-A847, or NWZ-X1061?
Which other DAPs have you tried the K3003 with and in what way or ways would you say the DX100 (I assume iBasso?) outshines them?
iPhone 5s, HRT microstreamer, Centrance m8. Haven't tried the DX100, but the Sony's UI is slick and responsive, not sure I could put up with anything less than that, now.
It's the new ZX1.
I use the ZX1 and 3003 combo every day, and feel the same about it. Anyone else here compared these to DAPs with the 3003s??
Thanks for your reply! The only DAPs I’ve tried are the COWON J3 and several iDevices, and of the iDevices my favourites are the iPod Touch G4 for its interface and blackness, and the iPod Classic for its capacity. I also have a separate DAC (CLAS –dB) and several portable amplifiers which I use with the Classic. Most of the time I feel the differences in sound are more felt than heard (if at all), and most of the time I would be unable to describe the differences. I’ve made up my mind to be happy with the sources I have and invest my money in phones instead, but I sure would like to try the DX100 and the NW-ZX1 (the image above looks amazing).
Here you can find the price difference on taobao (if you can read Chinese):
If you choose the one made in China, the price shows 5533RMB (~$922USD). If you choose the one made in Austria (but no official local warranty), the price would be 7599RMB (~$1266USD). The one w/ official local warranty and made in Austria would be 9999RMB (~$1666USD).