Originally Posted by Podster
I second the fella's TrollD, beautiful setup and handy work on that IC:D I've been tossing the idea of a non iDevice DAP rig with either the X3/E12 combo or spending a wee bit more on a DX50/C5 setup. How are you liking the FiiO setup? Now mind you Rudi got wind of my considered adventure and seeing my home rigs in my profile basically told me to not beat around the bush and just order myself an AK120:blink: I'm like Grasshopper needs to do this in baby steps, I can't wait to hear the difference in a non iDevice from all my i-whatevers:rolleyes: Good lord I have not even delved into the portable balanced world yet! LOL
If you are coming from an iDevice world and you have the cash to spare, I would recommend you follow Rudi's advice (Except for the tinfoil on the wires to improve the crystal content of the subcutaneous unicorn hair fibres that improve the sonic incongruity of the signal transfer...) and go with the AK120. The user interface on the X3 was written by Simians and you will not be pleased with its functionality. I read that the DX50 has it share of bugs an whatnot as well.
Do yourself a favour, pop the quid and grab yourself the player that has a lot of respect in the community at large. I don't see a lot of complaints about the AKXXX series.