Originally Posted by zeppu08
And the winner is?
I like both for their own reasons to be honest......
iPod Classic is 160GB so I can get pretty much get all my music on to this. Battery life is good and it sounds a lot better via line out with the Duet amp.
The DX50 is a great player with the ability to play HiRes files (not that I can really hear much difference over CD quality Apple Lossless). The DX5o will accept a wider variety of file types and sounds good as a stand alone DAP although I find that amping improves the sound, especially with my HD600. I have notices that the DX50 has a more solid sound.....there seems to be a stronger Bass presence overall (a more meatier sound). The downside of the DX50 is storage capacity (I only have a 32GB card at the moment)....I may upgrade to a 128Gb in the near future.
I'm actually just in the process of buying a CLAS -DB to add to the Duet for use with my iPod / iPhone and iPad and this will more than likely become transportable system for use at home and the office. The DX50 will then be more of a portable out and about source for use with my CIEM's