portable audio player
  1. alignJP

    Hi-Res Portable DAPs comparison chart 2022

    Thank you for waiting. The latest "Hi-Res Portable Digital Audio Players(DAPs) comparison chart 2022" is available now. Since the 2021 version below, thank you for many suggestions and contributions! Although it still does not include all of the requests in that thread, I'll update continuously...
  2. S

    Need some advice for buying my first portable hi-fi player

    hello guys, im fairly new in this world of hi-fi music, i'm looking for a new walkman or a decent portable player,im having troubles looking for something good (beacuse there are so many options out there lol) and a decent price (not more than 350 usd dollars), should i get the a55 and modded it...
  3. Shanling

    Introducing Shanling M9 - High-End Portable Android Player

    New Flagship Portable Player With M9, we are be taking a big step forward in our Android platform. Moving to a newer and more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 CPU and upgrading to the Android 10, which will assure better performance and app compatibility for the foreseeable future. RAM was...
  4. Kriger

    Advice for choosing a DAP.

    Hello everybody! I have been saving money for a DAP but I can't really choose one, there are too many of them and I need your experience and wisdom. My budget is ~200 dollars and so far the DAPs that catched my eye are the Cowon Plenue J and D, Fiio M7 and Sony Walkman NW-A45. What I'm looking...
  5. Andykong

    Cayin N6ii, Unlimited Possibilities: a fully modularized smart DAP

    Cayin N6 MK2 (aka N6ii) Unlimited Possibilities A New Horizon from Our Legacy US$1,199 (with Audio Motherboard A01) Cayin debuts a new Android-based Digital Audio Player N6MK2, aka N6ii (12 April 2019) at Shanghai International High-end HiFi Show (SIAV). The new DAP drew a lot of interests...
  6. Eaton Liu

    LP6 Ti 199 -- The Most Expensive and Technical Advanced Portable Player on The Planet?

    About two months ago, I attended an audiophile meeting hosted in LA. The meeting mainly focused on portable audio gears -- IEMs, DAPs, portable amps, and some sealed headphones. I was not a fan of this subject because I had been a full-stack system user for a decade since the debut of HD800 in...
  7. P

    Back to HiFi, help between DAPs

    Hello everyone! Long story short, I'm back to the HiFi DAP space. New work which requires me to do a one hour metro ride, so I'm looking for options. My loved Zune HD is still going strong, but my music now is mostly lossless so I'd like to swap to a better sounding DAP. I used to listen to a...
  8. sa_ill

    Currently on iPhone 8 + Shure SE846. Worth replacing iPhone 8 with a portable player to upgrade sound?

    I wanted to purchase the Shure SE846 since the time it was launched. I was on Shure E3C (a really old, but really good pair). Last year, I finally purchased the SE846. I was somehow underwhelmed by the sound on the SE846. They're good, but not great. Maybe it's because the source is iPhone and...
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