1. wmischke

    Budget pairings with NW-ZX507

    I am looking for recommendations for solid pairings to go with my Sony NW-ZX507. Preferably <$200. IEM/over-ear (open or closed) - doesn't matter. Current arsenal is: Sennheiser HD 599 Sennhesier HD 569 Etymotic ER4SR Kinera Idun Hidizs MS2 KZ ZAX KZ ZEX Pro CCA CRA+ Have previously owned...
  2. MoonAudio

    How to Connect a DAP to your TV via Bluetooth 📺 | Drew's Audiophile Tech Tips

    How to Connect a DAP to your TV via Bluetooth 📺 | Drew's Audiophile Tech Tips
  3. Monochrome of ma Audio system

    Monochrome of ma Audio system

    While....One of my peaceful day photo
  4. Currawong

    New FiiO M11S Player with dual ES9038Q2M DACs, 670mW output power and 14 hours of battery life

    The 5th DAP to carry the FiiO M11 name, the M11S seems to be a logical successor to the original M11. FiiO told me that the North America MSRP will be $499, the same as the original (though actually cheaper if you account for inflation). Basic specifications: Dual ES9038Q2M, OPA920 opamps...
  5. traherntsui

    Is Sony the only DAP manufacturer have a dedicated app sync you pc library?

    I am researching a new hi-res DAP candidate. My first dap is the Sony NW-a55 and Sony music center is really convenient for transferring music into the player. Later I obtained a used Ibasso dx160 and planned to retire my Sony. However I find out that I cannot transfer file by 1 click anymore...
  6. Shanling

    Introducing Shanling M6 Ultra - AKM Quad-DACs based Portable Android Player

    Long awaited upgrade to our M6 line is finally here, bringing not only a modernized Android platform, but mainly marking a return of the AKM DACs to the M6 line! Following the fire at AKM’s factory in 2020, we had to switch many of our products to the rival DACs from ESS, including our M6 and...
  7. P

    Powerful DAP for classical music

    Hi All, I am looking for neutral DAP with enough power to support most of full open-back headphones on the market. As a classical music fan I am going to listen almost only to this kind of music. I tested AK Alpha and I am not satisfied with sound signature of this one - in my opinion midbass...
  8. Subhasis

    Help Needed For Repairing A Questyle QP2R

    Hi Everyone Greetings One of my friend purchased an used qp2r from a local shop , it was not turning on , after thorough inspection and resoldering quite a few components the device is working . However as I don't have the schematics it seems that some repair work on the PCB has been done . Now...
  9. JasonNYC

    New & Limited Edition Astell&Kern Products Available for Pre-Order

    Now Available for Pre-Order! Astell&Kern SP2000T Copper Nickel, AK ZERO1 Special Edition Black and PATHFINDER The new Astell&Kern Limited Edition A&ultima SP2000T Copper Nickel, AK ZERO1 Special Edition Black IEMs and the collaboration in-ear with Campfire Audio, PATHFINDER, are now...
  10. UrbanAnimism777

    Life-span of Android operating systems?

    Hi everyone, I've been thinking of getting either the Hiby R5 gen2, or the R6 2020 version. The conflict I have is: I'd like a device I could freely use for at least 5 years, without becoming unusable for lack of updates and app support for their respective Android systems. Is this something...
  11. walshyy

    Pro Micro SD Specs...Worth it?

    Does anyone know whether the class / speed of a Micro SD card has any impact / performance when in use with a DAP? I've previously used the Sandisk Extreme's. I'm looking to get a 1TB card but don't know if the price difference is worth it compared to some of the non-pro cards etc. I'm assuming...
  12. Calvinyjj

    Apple Music (so near yet so far)

    Recently I am able to subscribed to a 4 months free trial on apple music, tried playing them over my fiio DAP, they sounded better than Tidal app (android), but when i switch over to stream music using a PC connected to an external DAC/AMP, Apple music cannot deliver bit-perfect music given that...
  13. Calvinyjj

    Tidal Music vs Apple Music (Android DAP)

    Hey guys, I have been wondering anyone notice any sound quality difference between Tidal and Apple music? I have been using my fiio m11plus DAP and made some serious analysis and found out that for the same 16bit44k(cd quality) streaming, to my ears: Tidal: More intimate vocals, slightly...
  14. ScruffyLG

    Seeking lower-end DAP Recommendation

    I'm looking for a recommendation for a DAP. I plan to use it in my car to listen to lectures (mostly), but also music. I'm not an audiophile, so I'd imagine that any of the DAPs out there today would have sufficient audio quality. My files are MP3/WMA/FLAC. I require the the DAP have the...
  15. chaturanga

    Where to buy DAP/DAC/AMPs in Italy?

    One of my friends will travel Italy and he wants to buy a DAP from Italy. Which online stores or shops are available to buy such things? I have checked Amazon.it but I couldn't find enough DAP selection there..
  16. Shanling M9

    Shanling M9

    M9 Introduction by Shanling With M9, we are taking a big step forward in the Android platform. Moving to a newer and more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 CPU and upgrading to Android 10, which will assure better performance and app compatibility for the foreseeable future. RAM was increased to...
  17. Avatar86

    Analytical DAPs (question)

    What are some of the most analytical sounding DAPs you’ve heared or know of? I’m looking for a hard, tight, cold, exact, snappy sounding DAP. (As opposed to a warm, open, soft sounding player).
  18. Shanling M7

    Shanling M7

    It features the same 5-inch Full-HD screen as our older M8, but in a sleeker “Wave” design body, measuring 129 x 78 x 20 mm at 312g. On the inside, it adopts advancements from the M9, including the single-piece aluminium inner body and the single-board integrated acoustic design. Audio circuit...
  19. Astell&Kern A&futura SE200

    Astell&Kern A&futura SE200

    Model SE200 Body Color Moon Silver Body Material Aluminum Display...
  20. dankthropod

    Help with connecting an ipod to an external amp/dac

    Hello kind people of head-fi! I have been lurking for several months and decided to create an account. But I have a question for all of you ipod lovers in here, I want to make an all-mighty SUPER-POD. I want to basically connect my 5th gen ipod to an ifi xdsd gryphon. How would I do that? Should...
  21. S

    Newbie introduction and needing DAP suggestions

    Hey everyone, i'm totally new to this hobby and want to start getting into DAPs and pairing them with decent IEMs. I have a budget of about 2000€ (for DAP + IEM) and really wanna invest into something portable, since i do travel a lot. Overview of DAPs i looked at: First off the IBasso DX240...
  22. L

    Looking for a DAP with good bluetooth and streaming capabilities

    I currently have a Cayin N3Pro dap. I like the sound but it is a closed os so you cannot add streaming apps and the bluetooth range leaves a lot to be desired. As soon as a walk a few feet away from the dap the bluetooth connection starts having problems. This does not happen when I connect the...
  23. Y

    ASTELL SP1000/Introduction

    Hello Everyone This is my first post. My name is Yousif, very new to the audiophile world. I did not like the way the AK SR25 sounded because I was comparing it to the output from my MDAC+ while using Audrivna/Roon and the HIFIMAN XS headphones. So I decided to upgrade and I saw that AK...
  24. iBasso DX320

    iBasso DX320

  25. G

    Astell&Kern SR25 MKII or Fiio M11 PLUS LTD

    Hello everyone, I'm looking to buy my first DAP and I need some advice. After looking at these more carefully I know the pros and cons more or less, but what I don't understand is the power output. The Fiio says it has an amp and output of 558mw at 32 ohms, while the SR25 has 4.0 VRSM at 0...