Good point on the Cayin.That's really useful information thanks.
Cayin C9 would mean I need a DAC or would have to buy a player.
What would be advantage of streaming Tidal via my phone compared to streaming Tidal from a DAP?
Will have a look at WA11.
The biggest advantage I’ve found with DAPs is the absence of connecting cables between my phone and the DAP, so easier to carry around in a pocket.