Originally Posted by Achmedisdead
By any chance did you compare them using the line-out also? There are at least a couple of us using these A-series with FiiO E11's.
I am not sure I did or not. Since then, I sold the A867 (UK) and still keep the A867 (SA) & A865 (US). Of course, I still have Z1060 (US) as well as the X1060.
Here's my ranking via headphone out using a 320 Kbps files:
Z1060 = A867 (SA) & A865 (US) > X1060 > A867 (UK).
My A867 (SA) is capable of playing ATRAC Lossless, so that alone making it the best sounding DAP in my rotation. Also, I find A walkmans (w/o EU volume cap) headphone out to be so good that no additional amping is required if you are using IEMs.
Edited by purk - 7/22/12 at 9:33am