- Jul 5, 2009
Sidenote - so you went with the 220? Well done! We can compare notes! I am itching like an addict to have my new stuff in my hands and playing sounds into my ears!!! Currently the player has been shipped but not the amps, which is useless!!!
Yes! From AUD $1399 to AUD $950 (saving $450) was too good of a bargain for this lad to turn down. I mean, the Fiio M11 is AUD $799, so for an extra $150 for the DX220 was just far too tempting. It's an ex-demo unit, but the retailer has told me that it comes with a full warranty, so I've basically got free "burn in" lol.
I'm rather pragmatic about it all - if it's no better than my AK 120 II in terms of sound quality, at least I get a newer unit, bigger and better screen and better support for streaming (if I want to use it of course) and more formats (DSD up to 512, MQA etc). So, I can't possibly be worse off unless the sound quality is significantly worse than my current AK 120 II. If that happens, I'll give myself time to adapt and if I still don't like the iBasso, I'll sell it and use the funds to try another DAP.