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- Oct 30, 2003
Greetings to all ! I am only interested in one question regarding players and it is as follows - Will I get an increase in sound quality by buying a more expensive player Astell&Kern A&norma SR25 multiple of the difference in price relative to player Shanling M3X ??? I don't consider other player models, only these two models. Thanks!
I had shanling m3x, it's a nice dap and it's full Android. But as 51 days said it's hard to put a value on sound improvements. I can definitely tell you ak 25 sounds better to me and the build and quality of the ak is just in another league.
Plus I'd spend the 50 bucks extra for the mkii model if you decide to go the AK route. BT dac is nice along with 4.4 balanced and it does sound better than the vanilla sr25. I couldn't go back to m3x soudwise.
BTW I know burn in is a touchy subject but I let my ak run all day yesterday and all night - probably have 20 hours in it and I swear it seems fuller soubdibg and a little blacker background. Could be just a mental process of getting used to the sound sig but it sounds closer to the dx240 in width and better in depth.
I like it. I didn't spend too much time with my first one because of dead pixels and the wifi was horrible. So I sent ot right back. But I liked the sound, that I remember.