X5...price is a factor and also waiting to see what Cayin dap will come out with and the pricing....lol
So tempted to get x1....aaaaaaah
X1 has the BEST price/performance ratio and also flexibility. It's definitely an upgrade to all other "mp3" players in sub $100 price range, it has a fantastic user interface with a scrolling wheel, it has LO output to expose its dac to external amp, you can use headphones with in-line remote to control the playback, you can use it with 128GB micro-SD, and so on... I don't take my X5 when on the go, but X1 goes with me everywhere ;)
But you have to be realistic when comparing sound quality because everything scales up/down with a price due to a better components. Regarding Cayin N6 dap, I wouldn't hold my breath for an affordable pricing. Just my opinion which could turn out to be wrong...
Just ordered from mp4nation with fedex shipping... 128gb micro sd coming from the Bay... I guess my 6 year old Zune 30 is going into a drawer, or maybe in the classifieds. It still works great, everyday, but it's a dinosaur. Well, so am I, but it's time to learn a few new tricks and to see if my ie80s can sound any better.