Upgrade From an iPod Classic
Jun 18, 2015 at 4:01 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 4

Darren Cotter

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Hi All
 
I have an iPod Classic, Fiio E12A and Dunu Titan 1 IEM's. I want to upgrade this setup. What would you suggest? I'm thinking a Fiio X3ii Or X5II?
 
My other non portable system is: Laptop, JRiver (FLAC & DSD), Forza Audioworks Copper Series Twin USB, iFI Audio iUSBPower, Forza Audioworks Copper Series Twin USB, iFI Audio Micro iDSD Headphone Amplifier/DAC, Klotz MC5000 interconnect with MS Audio Starline Rhodium plugs, iFI Audio i-can headphone amplifier and Sennheiser HD650 headphones with Toxic Cables Silver Poison cable.
 
So I could use the iFI iMicro DSD and HD650's with a new player.
 
Has anyone compared the 7th Gen iPod Classic against the Fiio Range?
 
Thanks in advance for any advice.
 
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Darren
 
Jul 22, 2015 at 8:03 AM Post #3 of 4

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Generally the consensus is that most prefer the fiio sound (all of their daps) over the iPod classics as well as the superior 5.5 gen iPods. However after a ton of research the sound of the ibasso dx90 would be my guess, but I've only heard a Fiio x1. I thought it had a more transparent sound than the iPod but I didn't love the bass performance and speed. Yes. This is another recommendation from someone who hasn't heard anything... Just trying to help get the ball rolling. Honestly I recommend doing a bunch of reading about the daps you mentioned .
 
Jul 22, 2015 at 10:52 AM Post #4 of 4

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I have the iPod Classic 7G and it has served me well. I also have the X3ii as well as the X1 and a couple of AK units.
I do like to sound of the X3ii but cannot get by the scroll wheel usage. (I actually have it up for sale with some included goodies).
I am looking for a replacement as well and am considering the DX90. I am really looking to try something with a dual dac...
 
Many alternatives to suggest. Maybe narrow by price range and how you plan to use it (totally portable, strapped to an amp, desktop)
 

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