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- Oct 30, 2003
This is probably about as much as you will find, without hearing it for yourself. Personally, I found that chip set to be a bit harsh and rough around the edges. I much prefer the Cirrus set for aggressive music. It really depends on what genres you primarily listen to.
Got one on the way I actually find the tuning and implementation to have more impact than the dac. I did consider the r5 warmer than quite a few of the daps I've used but I wouldn't call it warm but warm- ish. I don't expect there to be a ton of difference from the vanilla version. If it widens the stage and sounds a bit more neutral I'll be ecstatic.
I can use the peq on neutron if I need to adjust the sound.
As a total package r5 is unbeatable, great size, sound and features.