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I can't find any comparison with Cowon Plenue D2. The price difference between them is small, I'd like to know which one has better sq...
Regardless of the sound, I wouldn't buy a DAP with such low resolution and laggy interface at this price point:

 
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I’ve already seen that review. I’m waiting for my DX160 that is in late. I’ve already preordered it, but I was thinking about DAPs that could challenge with it. In these days of waiting (and this waiting is killing me:grin:) a doubt about color has grown up... blue or black? I chose the blue one but I could still change my choice.
 
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I’ve already seen that review. I’m waiting for my DX160 that is in late. I’ve already preordered it, but I was thinking about DAPs that could challenge with it. In these days of waiting (and this waiting is killing me:grin:) a doubt about color has grown up... blue or black? I chose the blue one but I could still change my choice.
Then you should look at the Hiby R5 and R3 Pro, Shanling M6, FiiO M11, Opus#1S, A&norma SR15...

About the color, I like the silver a bit more, but also the black one. Not a big fan of bright colors in DAPs.
 
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Sorry, I don't have Tidal subscription. Just happens to be in a middle of SP2000 review and A&K unit came straight from one of the audio shows where it was loaded with a ton of test tracks. Noticed they had a separate MQA Flac folder so I put it to use :wink:

Tidal by itself can't fully unfold mqa, it only does partial limited sw decoding. When a particular device is hw-certified, it will do full unfolding/decoding to original sampling rate and bit depth. And that's what I verified, playing these files on sp2k and dx160 where they match full bit depth and sampling rate. Tried the same on N6ii, and sampling rate was reduced.
 
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Sorry, I don't have Tidal subscription. Just happens to be in a middle of SP2000 review and A&K unit came straight from one of the audio shows where it was loaded with a ton of test tracks. Noticed they had a separate MQA Flac folder so I put it to use :wink:

Tidal by itself can't fully unfold mqa, it only does partial limited sw decoding. When a particular device is hw-certified, it will do full unfolding/decoding to original sampling rate and bit depth. And that's what I verified, playing these files on sp2k and dx160 where they match full bit depth and sampling rate. Tried the same on N6ii, and sampling rate was reduced.
Thanks @twister6 I'm not fully into what is involved into MQA and what are the folds and unfolds, so I guess I will have to have a read.

Btw, how would be the pairing with the Fiio FH7? Or it would be better with the it04??
 
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Just search this thread for M11 in the little search box below the thread title.
Thx,, I was set to buy the m11, but it looks like the 160 might sound a tad better in the warmth category
Also does anyone know if Tidal runs smoothly on the dx160.
 
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Some say that dx160 have a very wide soundstage and others say its just normal. Im confused. Is it due to the pairing? Still waiting for mine which would arrive by the end of this month
 
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Some say that dx160 have a very wide soundstage and others say its just normal. Im confused. Is it due to the pairing? Still waiting for mine which would arrive by the end of this month
Compared to my NX4 DSD, it does sound wider and smoother over all.
 
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Some say that dx160 have a very wide soundstage and others say its just normal. Im confused. Is it due to the pairing? Still waiting for mine which would arrive by the end of this month
I think it depends more on the IEM/Headphones and from human perception.
But considering what I was listening to, a medium-sized virtual space, I heard wider))) but it is lining up in depth / width. This is normal, realy not bad, but less than DX220/200.
 
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This is one sexy, awesome-sounding powerhouse.

Listening to Alice In Chains Unplugged, the HIFIMAN Sundara is good and loud at only 59 volume. And these are difficult to drive cans!

Did I mention it sounds sooo good? :)
Hey @PinkyPowers, please could you please post more pictures of this blue dx160? Many thanks!
 
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