- Oct 24, 2015
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- Oct 24, 2015
OK so differences that work FOR MEYep! Different use cases for sure, but to be honest, I still don't see how Poly is unique in that functionality vs a DAP such as, I dunno, say, the DX200 lol You have micro SD card storage there and am sure there is an Android app for you to access your network files. And again, this isn't just argument, I am indeed trying to learn what other functionality the Poly might offer that the other does not, as that would be the potential selling point, if any.
EDIT: To further elaborate, my circumstance is that I've owned both the Mojo and DX200. I upgraded from Mojo to DX200 cause the former was too clunky for portable use. I sold the DX200 solely for cash flow purposes, but now I'm in the market again and am considering repurchashing the DX200, but if the Poly can do what I need it to, then I may go with that, and get a used Mojo and mod it. Therefore the price of the two is the same as I would need to purchase both Mojo and Poly, but at the moment it feels like a step backwards if I go back to Mojo.
- It's less expensive (as I already have the Mojo)
- It has 2 headphone outs - I prefer some music on headphones - this way I can share those moments still (in fact I actually got extra
- If I want to share with more people I can switch renderer from Poly to the unit in the room we are in and control it (from the same app) - this isn't like bluetooth audio - the same hi res files now get played back through any other device on my network
- If I'm listening to music and have to shift rooms I can do that in the same way - including to Poly
- I can listen to the music on phone on my Sennheisers (and it's listenable)
- When I do pay for streaming services I can share them between devices (including the Poly) in the same way - including when I am out and about (although not Tidal Masters as far as I am aware).
- I have a high end smart phone - in my experience DAPs generally aren't as slick or have as good screens as high end smartphones - this means I don't get frustrated!
- If I do want to stream Tidal masters I can detach the Poly and run mojo straight from my computer (at home or in the office)
Downsides compared to a dedicated DAP:
- size and weight
- actually seeing what's going on if something does go wrong!
- Needs a separate device to actually work!!
- Dedicated playback controls
- Possibly ultimate sound quality but it blows things that I could listen to away (mainly astell and kern)
- battery life potentially (compared to the Sony ZX100 at least!)
- MQA (like Pioneer and Onkyo)