DAP Challenge Chart (Including 26 Portable Sources, the BIT Opus 1 added. More to come..)
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  thank you for this!
 
opus 1 seems so so tempting.
 It does, especially after twister's glowing review of it.   The price point is very inviting too :)
 
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  Mike,

Are the Opus scores in the chart reflecting the newest 1.11 firmware?   The reason I ask is that yesterday @twister6 posted an update in the Opus thread and said:
 
" Boom! and just like that v1.11 firmware update fixed the artwork problem (all good now!) and the sound had a very subtle change where now it's hard to tell the difference between PAW Gold and Opus#1.  Just spent 20min with ES60 w/SuperBaX cable, switching between LPG and Opus while listening to KSHMR latest EP, and both sources sound nearly the same.  While Opus used to be a touch warmer and had less aggressive mid-bass punch (slower attack), now I hear it close to LPG.  I also could swear that Opus sounds as transparent now.  Will do more listening tomorrow with fresh ears (tired after a long day), but so far I'm VERY happy with what I'm hearing."


Thank you in advance
 
 
San Man,
 
I reviewed Opus 1 during its very early days. So it wasn't 1.11.   
 
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Thanks Mike
 
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wondering what is a better match for the kaiser 10, AKjr or Opus1... 

 
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  wondering what is a better match for the kaiser 10, AKjr or Opus1... 
 
I will have K10 soon; I will try to find an Opus to take a listen to this pairing. 
 
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So you were replaced by mike mangini? :blush: So where does the opus # 2 fall in the mix? Thanks!

Haha :) I will update the list and add Opus in a few days :)
 
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Although it's not quite a DAP, I wonder how the LG V20 performs in comparison.
 
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Although it's not quite a DAP, I wonder how the LG V20 performs in comparison.
 
Unfortunately, I haven't tested V20 yet.
 
Do you have it? Any comparison?
 
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San Man,
 
I reviewed Opus 1 during its very early days. So it wasn't 1.11.   
 


How would the Opus 1 go against the DX90? Will it be a significant improvement?
 
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Lots of new daps being released:
 
Aune M1S
Sony WM1A (and Z)
Fiio X5 3rd Gen.
iBasso DX200
 
Also would like to know how the Hifiman Supermini measures up.
 
Thanks again to @MikePortnoy for doing the work and starting this thread. I know you can't try every dap but I'd love to see this thread continue.
 
 
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San Man,
 
I reviewed Opus 1 during its very early days. So it wasn't 1.11.   
 


How would the Opus 1 go against the DX90? Will it be a significant improvement?
 
In my opinion, Opus 1 sounds very good for its price. I didn't have a chance to make A/B between two, but I guess Opus should perform better. 
 
 
  Lots of new daps being released:
 
Aune M1S
Sony WM1A (and Z)
Fiio X5 3rd Gen.
iBasso DX200
 
Also would like to know how the Hifiman Supermini measures up.
 
Thanks again to @MikePortnoy for doing the work and starting this thread. I know you can't try every dap but I'd love to see this thread continue.
 
 
 
Thank you mate, I am trying to do my best. :) Hope I will add some more daps to the list soon. 
 
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