You pretty much nailed my thoughts on this. I am so bummed that I sold my XDUOO-xd05 to get this ifi amp. The ifi really just sucks alot of the dynamics out of the music leaving it to sound so compressed. People rave about the xbass and 3d features and I can’t see how anyone can even think those are great features. Sadly I saw your review before and I completely disregarded it. I was thinking you were blowing everything out of proportion.