Amen! I just can't put these things down. I honestly had no idea what I was getting myself into. I don't have any audiophile friends or relatives, though I may have converted a coworker. I am sure if you spend thousands more than this you can get something even nicer, but these things are already way beyond my imagination and crush any expectations I had.
My only quibble thus far is that un-amped, the low end bass isn't quite as powerful as I'd like it to be. Though it did get a rather noticeable boost with my wimpy FiiO E7. It's probably not even worth my breath- I'm sure Mjolnir will significantly change things. Tomorrow...
Yep, for me, the amping makes the biggest difference in the low end. I have used my Xs with my iPhone, Kindle, Chromebook, Laptop, Fiio E11, Little Dot 1+. and my Meier rig. The Meier amp puts over 4watts into these things and they really bring out the low end. It's not nearly as present with my other options. I'm sure the Mjolnir will make them thump!
The other area I notice really shines with the better amplification is imaging. The Xs have ridiculously good three dimensional imaging that has absolutely floored me on many occasions. It seems to be less prominent with my other amps/sources.
Edited by Focker - 6/24/14 at 9:07pm