I have been loyal to Cowon (X5L - still working) and 32GB S9 - because I like the BBE sound enhancement.
I also have UE TripleFI-10 IEMs and (don't laugh) Bose Quietcomfort 15 - I'm not a high end audiophile, but I appreciate midrange kit.
Now, my S9 is showing its age and I only have 32GB space - but more music than that.
I just ordered a FiiO E17 Alpen DAC/AMP to try out - but really want to replace my S9 - Cowon's offerings of late have been less than inspiring . . .
My question is:
For those of us who like the BBE technology, will I like the iBasso DX50 or FiiO X3 SQ ?
I can't afford the A&K devices, so willing to "step up" from the S9 - but trying to find an equivalent or better deivce with expandable memory option (microsd or OTB)
I have read many reviews of the DX50 and X3 - hard decision without hearing them myself - but leaning in the iBasso direction.
Any hints would be welcome!