Got my DP-X1 a few days backIt was a tough two and a half hour audition among the Opus#1, AK320 and the DP-X1. The Opus is good, sounded more forward than the DP-X1, in short, very good value for the price, being the cheapest of the three. I really wanted to like it, but... but that screen! The colours are almost completely washed out when with the slightest tilt of the device! I can't imagine using it when on the move, or even more so under bright sunlight. The AK320... well, I'd say it sounds better than the DP-X1, being more musical, intimate and having better layering while able to convey emotion better than the DP-X1 and the Opus, but I don't think it's worth he huge difference in price. The DP-X1 sounded the most spacious and transparent among the three, albeit the driest. It sounds really "accurate", having a "reference" quality sound. And it pairs really well with my NT-6 Pro's - the separation, imaging, detail and soundstage are out of this world! My only gripe with the Onkyo is that it comes without a case, or at least a screen protector (shouldn't this be a norm for such devices nowadays?) But oh well, I have a glass screen protector and the Onkyo case flying over from Japan right now so all is good
The bold above is they exact reason I love this player! You'll have to try it with Tidal Hifi which is what i mainly use it for. I have a 200gb filled with DSD and FLAC as well. Give it some time, it really grows on you, this is my favorite DAP Ive purchased thus far. In your statement above you mentioned "Musical" this is the reason Im really considering buying the Mojo as well, keeping the DP-X1. You can have the DP-X1 and Mojo for way less then the AK320!
Congrats on your purchase!!