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Looking for a new DAP

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by sbradley02, Aug 10, 2019.
  1. sbradley02
    I have used Fiio DAPs for several years and have been reasonably happy. I currently have an X5ii. Recently I have been wanting to use shuffle play and the Fiio implementation is pretty much useless.
    The Sony 45 series looks interesting, but with only 7mW into my Beyer's 80 ohm impedance (and medium efficiency), I don't think it will cut it, I listen on the plane and need a fair amount of output.
    There seems to be three categories of DAPs:
    1. Great UI but low powered, reasonable cost
    2. High powered but poor UI, reasonable cost
    3. Great UI and high powered, high cost

    Is there anything with good output power, an excellent UI (with real shuffle play that is easy to use) but which doesn't cost over around $600? This may be a non-existent product.

  2. artpiggo
    Hiby R6

    Opus 1
  3. szore
    What about the M11, or a used sr15?
  4. sbradley02
    SR15 is only 5mW into 80 olms.
    The M11 has plenty of power, but I thought all Fiio DAPs had the same poor quality shuffle issue.
  5. szore
    I see.
  6. artpiggo
    Download neutron music player. Shuffle will be better.
    DankAudio likes this.
  7. DankAudio
    I second the Fiio M11
  8. sbradley02
    Thanks. With Neutron, does shuffle just work, no playlists needed?
  9. DankAudio
    I recommend poweramp over neutron for the fiio m11
  10. artpiggo
    Yes. Try eval version.
  11. sbradley02
    Why Poweramp over Neutron?
  12. Hooster
    LG V20, love it. Fantastic HQ, great UI, works as a smartphone and costs next to nothing.
  13. sbradley02
    After some digging I found the output power, if Android Authority can be believed, I calculate 50mW into 80ohms which is substantial. Interesting product.
    I am tending towards the M11 but the V20 certainly is high on the price/performance scale.
  14. Hooster
    You don't say. I got a refurbished one for $90 :k701smile:. Hard to go wrong at that price.
  15. duaned
    Cayin N5II.

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