awful translation, as Alex likes to use metaphors in his reviews ) Here is his description of the sound, I tried to translate it more properly than Google, still I am not an expert in describing the sound. "Formally, the sound does not demonstrate any tonal color, the sound is dense,balanced and smooth. Unlike X2, D3 does not have sloppiness in the pitch, but at the same time, there is no amazing openness and dynamism that once struck me in xDuoo X2. Sound is not simple but noble: accuracy, density and clarity of sound, but at the same time the sound is slightly closed with phlegmatic nature of the presentation - that's probably the full description of the sound of this new DAP. D3 is lacking macrodynamics, the deep bass is slightly squeezed (i.e. not free), HF is not so polished compared to more expensive devices. The player sings smoothly, but "without a spark"; correctly, but slightly "closed". Sorry, but otherwise, with this level of quality of implementation, there is another money. The sound quality ... 4 (phlegmatic - detached character of sound, slightly reduced macrodynamics and restrained edges of ranges)"