Toads, i am not saying anything bad, rwak performs really good and sounds nice. perhaps i was expecting just my jaw to drop when listening and this did not happen. very good sounding player for sure but some small nuances still hold it from becoming pure analogue sounding DAP.
mind this i said rwak sounds very good, i found only depth of stage was bit less deep than i wish for and timbre fullness in midbass was not nearly as good as i expected compared to tube rig i have at home. perhaps i wished really for too much paying its price. i am also under the impression that adding T1 i can squeeze maximum juice and will make this little gem sing like truly high end setup.
one more remark, while i love everything in rwak from UI and screen to speed, i found memory card slots too tiny and deep placed which creates bit hassle while swapping cards. aside from this minor issue i found rwak quality and GUI nearly perfect for me. i am also happy my rwak firmware is 1.30 and works flawlessly so i am not going to upgrade this unless iriver develops proper update.
i got my rwak mint condition, nearly brand new but the unit was burned in and used by previous owner.
still i have to wait for a pair of better IEMs and also perhaps some brain burn in :-)
my MF is single BA and despite is very revealing i can see its limitations too, so lets wait.
i will post more impression when i receive my RDB+ v1.
but remember, we value sound per buck paid and rwak is fairly costly player. i cannot compare this vs. C3 alone because it would be silly. so if you ask me is rwak a fine sounding DAP i will surely answer bold yes, but if you ask me is rwak flawless i would say rather no.
i often visit live performances for the matter of fact :-)
PS: i am using C3 with BH amp so i got used to amplification benefits.
Edited by Gintaras - 3/25/13 at 12:29am