Originally Posted by Nitreb
Indeed. I'read that article sometime ago. Very instructive. I'm juggling with the idea of buying a ibasso x50 or a Fiio x3, but perhaps I should stick with my Sansa Clip Zip for the time being... it sounds very nice with my Grado gs1000.
Bang for buck? Clip Zip with Rockbox. No hesitation. Price under $40 plus the cost of a uSD card for something that sounds at least as good, if not better, than anything with a fruit logo or a cute robot on the box.
If you want something more than that then I'll say DX50. Side by side, today, X3 is the superior product overall. Looking forward, DX50 has the potential to make X3 look like baby's first iThing.