Unfortunately M8 is one of few new kids on the block i have not tried. But from what i gather its tuning has resemblance to that of Sony daps. So i take it i could compare to WM1A. IF that is the case, where i might be wrong. I personally found LX pairing with WM1A not that good for my preference.Agree with all of the above. I'd love to hear your thoughts on a 'warmer' DAP like the M8 and how it compares to your two DAPs with the LX (mainly because I find the LX + R8 pairing almost perfect). Sadly I don't have access to any current DAPs in my neck of the woods unless I buy them blind.
Its got quite thick bass and less presence in upper mids. So imagine how that thick bass pairs with LX. It just exaggerates it to the point where mids get really recessed. 1A had sparkly treble though so it made it more of a V shape but low mids were still present. So it might work for some genres i suppose.
What would make a difference between M8 and WM1A is M8 is much more powerful. So it might sound more dynamic and in turn make it more enjoyable pairing. A1 had mediocre staging and dynamic. I sort of always thought that main purpose for 1A is pairing with sensitive iems like Campfire line up, as the noise floor is very low on Sony's dap. You know well that LX is one power hungry iem.
Its all just an assumed WM1A relation to M8 and the actual owner would be more accurate to compare it.
I also know some people who actually like those warm pairings. I dont. As far as im concerned Sony daps are outdated big time.