Originally Posted by ClieOS
Well, you already reach the conclusion yourself so there isn't much to add. If you have the X3, you must be using it as a source. Having an E18 will mean you want to use your smartphone as source. Unless you really want to carry two sources, there is really no need to own both.
Thanks for your response, and that is indeed my point. The only thing is: Alongside my DAP, I want to use my smartphone and laptop as well (for streaming from my NAS, spotify, etc.). Small side note: at the moment I have neither (X3 nor E18), but I want to buy one, depending on whether the X3 at least offers the functionality that the E18 offers (in terms of DAC/AMP besides the DAP functionality)...
Edited by Posmentis - 12/29/13 at 6:39am