More like walks all over it ;).
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From various owners of both the DX100 and Hifiman 801. Actually a quite a few of those owners sold the 801 long ago. tupac still owns an 801 and is actually trading it in because he is disappointed in it in comparison to his DX100. Just no comparison. Also being a former owner of a 601 myself I could see the reason to be upset. Rolled off treble really isn't what is is cut out to be.
lol why wouldn't I trust tupac. The Hifiman 801 was his favorite go to DAP before I recommended him the DX100. It took him sometime to warm up to the DX100 and with the firmware updates it became his go to DAP. I think that says enough. He also has some serious gear himself. Gear that I want lol (SE5, NT6).
The impressions went well. She cleaned my ear canals just a little bit. I didn't know my ear canals were that deep lol. It sucks holding your mouth open for 7 minutes and trying not to drool :P.
I've got the -P besides the Anv 3. I was not impressed with the -P and the stock FW but an earlier model Rocoo FW made it quite good, especially if installed in a particular way. Smooth, open, detailed and not as grungy as a Sansa but lacks the dynamic tangibility of the Studio. I don't need to hear other things to understand that particular quality of the Anv 3 will be hard to top. Good for a PRAT guy. It's odd how the player can have a audible noise floor with some IEMs yet a good sense of space between notes.
I had 2 RoCoos. Both good but one was a bit more special though it sits in a drawer now. I'm in the BA rotation so I'll do a compare when both are at hand. Haven't heard a Colorfly but would love to. If there's anyone in the Chicago area, would be fun to compare. I just don't understand why most of these 'audiophile' players don't have a lower output impedance. Seems most are culpable.
No card slot.
So, the RoCoo BA showed up. Listened for a couple of minutes after dumping the system file and putting in my card. I can see why Lee likes the D FW. Better than -P this way but no ANV 3. My -P isn't that far off but clearly different and got too dry with the dynamic FW. Where the BA isn't as note full as the Anv 3 the -P has a bit extra fill as is. Back to Collorfly.