Originally Posted by nmatheis
Looks like you and a little time with the X1. Can I ask whether you directly compared with iphone 4S or are comparing from memory and what HP/IEM you used?
Directly side by side, same song, same format (WAV). Testbed: lots of iems/headphone, mdr-1r mk2, philips x1, cd900st, HD700, HD800, lcd2v3 (well, maybe there's no point testing the x1 with big-heavy-complicated headphones, but they're on the table anyway. So why not?
), rha ma750i, jh5, k3003, fitear 222, lotsa all mainstream IEM. Some of my friends even complained the X1 has some lack of sub bass punch and too narrow soundstage. But yeah, back to the point, it's a US$ 99 DAP with good build , practicality, fairly okay sound for its price, no stupid lagging issue (not like colorfly c3), good interface, works very well with mainstream tuning earphones/headphones (not so good with analytical earphones/headphones).
Very personal opinion : I can't stand with the narrow soundstage and a bit harsh sounding. I'll stick to my sony z ultra, a bit cleaner, and bigger soundstage. But I think I'll have one, for the sake of carrying a value dap just for testing purpose.Edited by Massacare - 8/30/14 at 12:29pm