Made me wonder as well-
If I were to switch out the FiiO L8 with a FiiO L9 would the sound quality make that big of a difference?
In a word YES.
However there is more to it than just swapping to an LOD.
The Source makes a huge difference,
So say you're listening to 128kbps mp3's then its gonna sound not so great either way.
When I swapped out to an LOD I noticed the difference immediately.
you're going straight from the DAC to your Cmoy and the signal is going to be cleaner, Crisper
& more detailed.
Wether the difference is Big or small is down to YOUR ears, As we are all different in how we
Hope this helps a little?? :)