i know that there are tons of topics on this but i want to collect some straight answers to a theoretical situation.
Let's say that we got our fantasy friend, it's name is Hiffie.
Hiffie is a trained ear audiophile since 1980.
Let's pretend that we do several double blind placebo controlled audio trials on Hiffie to see if he can detect sonic difference between a fiio X3 (or any 24/192 respectable portable player) and a 2000+ USD audiophile grade portable player. Same cables, same 24/192 files, same high tier headphones (that the players can equally drive).
What do you think the result will be:
A) Hiffie cannot hear sound quality differences between the two players.
B) Hiffie can detect the 2000+ USD audiophile grade portable player right ahead
C) Hiffie struggles but finally evidence is that there's a slightly advatange on the 2000+ USD audiophile grade pp
Please answer on the poll.
**I've got some justified complain about the 2k$ DAP. This rapresents the most advanced high tier dap-benchmark unit available (even if it's not 2k$ or wathever)"
Edited by TommyNavara - 8/10/13 at 4:30am