I also interested to know the sound quality comparison between Fiio X3 and HiSound Nova 3.
Perhaps ClieOS who is an expert in this area can comment on this.
I already briefly cover this on the review. On clarity alone, Nova has a slight edge. But overall, X3 is richer in tone, more powerful and sound more authority.
X3 already has hardware bass boost built in and it is stronger than the bass EQ on E11.
DX50 isn't out yet.
Do you know anybody has heard DX50 actually?
My friend sold his for $200, and this was the used to be price of one. Before Sennheiser enforced MAP pricing.
If this is said from the Nova point of view... Nova sounds thinner and more analytical?
I never chase for soundstage. Tone is the most important for me. Sound/tone with flesh and blood, and hopefully soul; the last one is very rarely found on hi-fi equipment. How good X3 deliver this?