Hi, all. I own an AK240 which I'm in love with. I've owned a dx90, x5, AK120, AK 12II. IEM's Shure se846. I would really like to have a second high SQ DAP. I've read review after review and thread after thread. Lots of comparison. I love the sound signature an sound stage of the AK240. I'm ordered the HM901 twice. The first was defective, the second came with an HM-650 in the 901 box. I'm kind of done with what seems to be a quality control issue with the retailers/manufacturers of the HM901.
I'm looking at the Calyx M, Cowon P1, Hdp-r10, Colorfly C4. The Dx100 is out, simply because I have to buy from amazon because the funding source is a Gift Card balance. One AK is enough, but any suggestions on a good "back up" top notch SQ DAP. Not concerned so much about interface. Using IEM's, so amp not a huge concern. it's surprisingly difficult finding comparisons or many extensive reviews of the above mentioned DAP.
And to answer this question before it's asked, I can't afford TWO AK 240's, and it would be a tad redundant. But hate the thought of being stranded with out something if a problem develops. Besides, curious about these other players and anyone's opinions on comparisons.
Thanks for your thoughts!!