Originally Posted by Xinze
Are dedicated players (Rocoo, iBasso, etc) better than standard iPhone/Android + amp configurations? The majority of the players have horrendous reviews.
Do those massive "portable" stacks give you better sound than a single higher end dedicated unit? I'd be annoyed if I had to plug in 2-3 devices even while sitting with my laptop, never mind walking around with that.
A portable stack will be capable of giving you a better SQ. This is quite logical, first of all, the components are separated and the price per component can get higher than any DAP.
However, they are often more transportable than portable. And many DAPs have very good SQ, atleast more than good enough for listening on the road. Right now I'm using the iBasso DX50, and I'm very satisfied.