Hi Res Tablet for audio vs DAP
Jul 8, 2015 at 8:34 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 5


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Jun 2, 2015
Hi folks,
Shopping around for a new DAP and am looking at the FIIO X5-II. I have however noticed that Sony is now also offering hi res audio in its latest tablets. I am wondering if anyone has any experience with using a tablet as a hi-res audio device. Not the Sony per se, and possibly in combination with an external portable amp. Would a tablet be a viable alternative or is a dedicated DAP still the way to go?
More info on the tablet: http://www.whathifi.com/sony/xperia-z4-tablet/review
Jul 8, 2015 at 2:16 PM Post #2 of 5
Fiio provides good specs for their DAPs. We know what they can do using those specs. Have you found similar detailed audio specs for the Sony tablet? If not, I wouldn't bet on it being as good.

However, you could always go with an Android tablet that has USB audio out and them an external DAC/amp if you really want a tablet.
Jul 12, 2015 at 12:57 PM Post #3 of 5
No not really. Reviews about the earlier Z3 line were quite favourable though. I'm trying to figure out whether the quality will be acceptable enough for me to forego a separate player + lower specked tablet. I'll wait for some more reviews before I make up my mind. Thanks for your input Cel4145

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