Haha, I see.
I agree. Preference plays a key role here. But we should also remember that people pay hundreds for minor differences in sound.
The power is more than fine, at a minimum it seems to be very slightly more powerful than the DX50, the THD+N graph they posted shows 70mW at 16Ω with 1v. We don't know if that is on low gain or high gain though, so it might be even more powerful, they might have only used low gain setting to show the lowest THD on the graph. The DX50 in comparison has 60mW at 16Ω with 1v on high gain.
Its looking quite promising
Same here. Mid gain, right?
Oyy its bad to hear the hifiman re400 and dx50 have bad synergy. I was pretty content with the re400s.. not a spectacular IEM but doesn't do much wrong. Hm maybe the re400 is more source dependent than I thought.. and maybe that's why I didn't care for the colorfly c3 lol.
Just dual-locked my new Quickstep to the DX50... What an incredible combination (using W4Rs). Clearly the amp in the DX50 is the weak link - imagine how popular a DAP would be if it was the DX50 with the Quickstep bits inside as the amp.