I forgot about that DAP. oops. :P
Look I might just stick with iphone 4 > cks99 and be done. I MIGHT spend up to $200 if I'm not happy with just iphone. I don't have my phones yet but there in the mail. I admit the idea of an all in one amp/dac/player is cool, but I don't want to spend $400 for it...but if the x5 is MUCH better then I couldn't resist.
Edit: I'm in audio nirvana with my xonar stx and 49990 op amps and WS99...so I'm basing what I would spend off of that.
what we do is provide one more option to customers, and we believe that our products can satisfy someone in this world. so far we are so lucky because there are so many people love music and have the same taste as our.
for sound quality, it is hard to be quantized. and that is the reason why there are so many audio brands and not like the world of PC, smartphone which you can judge the performance by some specification and the Soc, Ram, Rom and displayer,
Yeah. It's kind of like the Sound Levels of decibels. 40 dbz from an increase of 20 dbz, doesn't necessarily mean it's 2x louder.