Originally Posted by dannyd123
has anyone use the ibasso d12? i need a dac for my s3 and laptop and im wondering if its anygood, i mainly listen to rock/metal, trance and dubstep, i looking for a neutral, detailed soundsignature.
Haven't heard the D12, but I have a D6 and find the sound to be very engaging, powerful, and pleasant-- and noticeably warm. Mine had a tendency to pick up interference from my phone though, so that's something to watch for.
Honestly, there seem to be two general camps for metal fans and gear: those who prefer a bit warmer, more forgiving sound to gloss over the atrocious SQ of a lot of the albums out there and make them as listenable as possible (Transylvanian Hunger just doesn't seem like it would respond well to hyperenergetic, tizzy treble), and those who prefer a cleaner, more analytical sound in order to hear as much in the recordings as possible (Devin Townsend's Alien is a great example IMO). I thought I was in the former crowd, but it seems like I'm actually more a fan of the latter signature. I say all that to say that if you're a fan of especially transparent, warts-and-all presentations, you probably won't like the iBassos (based on the D6 and D-Zero I've heard, anyway).
Don't know if this helps, but hopefully it'll at least give you some idea. Might want to check out the Leckerton UHA.6S Mk.II also (based solely on secondhand info, I haven't heard one yet).