And that is about the same as you get with a pristine vinyl record.
I get a huge kick out of some of the posts in Head-Fi along the lines of "DAC chip XYZ with SNR of 130dB has to be much better than DAC chip ABC with SNR of 120dB".
One thing I am curious about - question for Marlene - what was used for a test signal?
And I am not saying this isn't something that Fiio shouldn't be paying attention to - they should. Just don't make a buying decision based on it. My Fiio X3 handily beat my Colorfly C4 and I am looking forward to the X5 when it comes out, and yes I will continue to use MP3s almost exclusively.
Thank you for elaborating on this. I placed my order on Amazon. Hopefully it should arrive next week so I have the long Thanksgiving weekend to mess around with it. I currently use a Cowon J3, but I'm hoping to further enhance my portable listening experience without having to lug around a few bricks.