Honestly you are right, I've missed having hardware bass boost and volume control. Plus I'm so used to the FiiO house sound. Even though I probably could have got a Dragonfly for cheaper I ended up buying the FiiO Q1ii last night from Amazon Prime (FiiO store) so it should get delivered today. One thing I'm disappointed about is that for some reason FiiO doesn't supply a cable for Android in the box, but they include PC and Apple cables. Why is that? Also there no mention anywhere if Q1ii can do MQA files, played from Tidal for example. That's strange that there's no official support for that, as it's the biggest new feature in music streaming services. I hear ya!