Originally Posted by dryvadeum
Would the Apex Glacier have better sound quality than the GO DAP X?
Unfortunately, the last time I heard the Apex Glacier was back in Oct. So whatever signature -I think- heard, I'd probably be reluctant to regurgitate due to placebo and poor memory. All I can say that I didn't have an unpleasant experience nor was it a wow moment. All I can say was that I walked out having positive thoughts. Sadly going to look at the Apex Glacier thread now, it looks like I didn't elaborate much on what I heard on that thread either - I've gotten conservative on sharing my thoughts without a proper test.
On the other hand, with respect to the standard Go-DAP X, I've had a much more neutral attitude towards it until the LME OpAmp upgrade. But I've somewhat been kind of spoilt by VentureCraft options. The 4.0 isn't too different from the X and with my 4.0 I upgraded from the base OPA2134 & Muses 8820E to OPA1612/AD8397 quite quickly so the OPA2134 and Muses OpAmps haven't impressed me much. This could be the reason why the X with the base OPA2134 didn't wow me much.
If I have both side-by-side, I'd probably could be more descriptive. Apologies.