Not much difference. The 40s are just slightly better in the treble region.
They are different players.
One is the ZX1 the other one is the F886.
Thats the point, I take it to varsity daily, and occasionally on trips.
The day-by-day i only take the iPod/Dac combo plus the IEMs.
If i know ill be more than a day away form home I'll also take the blue bag with the extras.
Everything used to be in one singe case, it was a perfect fit, but so unnecessary and HUGE.
Well, taking only the ipod/dac and iems seems more reasonable.
Most of the time I only carry around some IEMs and my phone. Sometimes the Sony A17 tags along but only if I know I'll have some listening time available.
For work I take my Fiio E17 and my XBA-H1s.
Fresh out of the box only after 20 mins dude :D.
OK, (almost) non-sonic thoughts. Nice shiny glossy case. A move way from the traditional CLAS texture. Attracts fingerprints. Gain (even on low) is like wow, is that really low gain? Not gonna try high on my IEMs, maybe when I get home to some higher impedance cans. A little warm but not as warm as the ALO Continental Dual Mono (granted that it's a DAC Amp with dual tubes, I don't know about the Trio yet). Dimensions actually match the AK240.
How's the Aurender Flow as a straight up DAC?
I'm considering something in this form factor for my Liquid Carbon...
I don like to keep music on my phone for some weird reason...
I do however used a old iPhone 4 as a iPod for the time being, but only for when i go for a run or to the gym.
I want so very much to purchase a Fiio X1, but I leave in South Africa, and the only way to get it is via eBay. the problem is that the SA postal service is always in strike, I got a new cable for my SE535 and new tips 4 months ago and it has not yet arrived. So I will wait till some of my friends go to USA or the postal service here get back to normal... To leave in a 3rd world country has its **** sides sometimes... Pretty country tho!!