- Jul 6, 2019
- Jabberwock Island
I left my AP80 accidentally in one of my jogging shorts. It went through the spin cycle so I'm at a loss now and looking for a new DAP or I may just get another USB dac/amp stick and call it a day on them. Definitely don't drown your AP80 in any liquid or let it go through the washing machine. I loved that little DAP....
Condolences! Hope u can get it repaired somehow.
If u are looking for a budget DAP, i recently bought a sony A55 DAP at $150 usd. The stock sound is meh but there's a firmware mod by Mr Walkman (a few variants in fact) that unlocks its sound potential to sound like a much pricier DAP. Has 20 plus hours battery life, with some mods it has the typical sony buttery smooth sound sig with nice layering. Quite coloured signature but something good to chill to. Comes with BT too.
Only cons are that it is only single ended and it can't drive higher demanding stuff like planars or big cans.