Yeah I reach out to musicteck on a few different daps (Paw6k, n6ii, shanling m8) and they said there was a long waiting list. I owned the Sony wm1z briefly, just with the stock firmware, and I didn’t think it was anything special.
There are a few daps I would like to try before I commit to just one. I would be pairing this with the Sony ier z1r.
I'm using this really LIGHT setup for streaming music from Tidal HiFi via USB Audio Player Pro and for my FLAC albums (for offline Tidal music I'm using the Tidal App, because it's the only way...legally!)
Since my phone have a much better processing power, 12 GB of RAM, 1 TB of ROM and much better screen, I am really curious to know how much "better" the sound of a dx300 + IT07 is compared to that combo! After having a dx220 with amp 8 and 9 for a while and a few iems (Sony ier-Z1r was one of them), I decided to sell everything except the IT04 (now I have the IT07) and go light! I realized that carrying lot of stuff and having lot of stuff ($$$) that I will not use it is not my thing.
Sometimes I see some reviewers saying things like, "only now, after testing this multi thousand $ gear, I could realize this details in a specific track"! Then I go to the track and I have no problems at all to listen those details...with my combo! So, I am really curious to know what I am loosing! Not from a especulation point of view but from a real comparison! If anyone could do that, I would be appreciate.