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I'm using my SE846 with my iPhone 5S. When I use the SE846 on my standalone equipment, it sounds 4 times better. It shows how much of the SE846's potential is unused on the 5S. I was wondering which DAP is a good match for the SE846. The DAP must be close to or at 1:1 of the SE846's potential. The AK240 is not an option, because I don't agree with the price.

Are current high-end DAPs even remotely comparable to, say a high-end standalone SACD-deck in terms of sound quality?