Which DAP manufacturer offers the best SQ in the following price brackets?
Apr 3, 2011 at 7:17 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 11

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Please name the DAP manufacturer (Sony, Apple, Cowon, Sansa, FiiO, etc.) that offers the best SQ (in your opinion) in the following price brackets.
 
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$0-$50: ???
$51-$100: ???
$101-$150: ???
$151-$250: ???
$251-$400: ???
$400+: ???
 
 
 
Apr 3, 2011 at 7:45 PM Post #2 of 11

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I guess to cut to the chase, I am looking to upgrade from my old Sansa to either a Sony E354 ($70) or a Cowon iAudio9 ($120). How do they compare in terms of SQ?

 
 
 
 
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And no matter what bracket you have for pricing, Apple's products suck in sound period...
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Apr 4, 2011 at 4:30 PM Post #6 of 11

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No one has comments on Sony vs. Cowon?
 
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No one has comments on Sony vs. Cowon?



My Sony hasn't arrived in the mail yet.....once it does, I will be comparing it to my other players, which include a Cowon.
 
Apr 6, 2011 at 11:28 PM Post #8 of 11

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you cannot compare Brand vs brand, because a different model DAP from a same brand can sounds different, i had Sony X1000 and it sounds far better than B/B0/A/S/E series , and i am sure each model/generation (even though they are from the same series) also sounds different,
so please compare them with more specific detail
 
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Quote:
you cannot compare Brand vs brand, because a different model DAP from a same brand can sounds different, i had Sony X1000 and it sounds far better than B/B0/A/S/E series , and i am sure each model/generation (even though they are from the same series) also sounds different,
so please compare them with more specific detail



I thought the Sony X series and the A series sound equal...
 
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