@chengsta - how did you volume match between the two? SPL meter?
Actually I didn't, I just used my ears to match. But I did make it slightly louder for a while, then made it slightly lower in volume for another while during testing. When I turned it up loud enough to actually hear the air and shimmer, it hurt my ears. Both for the x5 (dac mode) and the Modi. The x5 by itself doesn't need to be turned up as loud to hear the shimmer. Its probably not noticeable to anyone that's not intimately familliar with their tracks though.
Edited by chengsta - 8/3/14 at 2:03pm