Opus 3 Digital Audio Player Review

Joe posted a review of the Opus 3 DAP over on Head-Fi.  Sounds like a great device but it is a bit pricey and has some stiff competition at it’s price point.

Pros – Blooming bass, touch of warmth, wide and expanded staging. Long standby battery, customizable apk 3rd party apps
Cons – Trebles may be harsh at times

iBasso Audio DX200 DAP Review

Twister6 posted a review of the $1,000 dual DAC DX200  digital audio player over on Head-Fi.

Pros: neutral revealing signature, dual ES9028Pro DACs, DSD512 support, Android 6.0/WiFi/Bluetooth, 2GB of RAM, leather case
Cons: single microSD and 64GB of internal storage, battery life due to high power AMP module, firmware is almost there.

Review of DX200

FiiO X5 3rd Gen Audio Player Review

Bhazard posted a review of the new FiiO X5 3rd generation digital audio player over on Head-Fi.  FiiO has dropped the click wheel and replaced it with a large LCD screen.  This is a plus in my book.  The new X5 is a dual mono DAC configuration and supports balanced output.  All good things and with a $399 list price you can’t go wrong.

Pros: Sound Quality, Android OS, Wifi, USB DAC

Cons: Older android OS, Slow transfers.

 

Review of X5 3rd Gen

iBasso Audio DX200 DAP Review

H20Fidelity has a review of the DX200 digital audio player on Head-Fi. One item to be aware of is that it uses USB-C connector and while this is the future in the USB world it is early in its adoption period so you likely don’t have any spare USB-C cable laying around if you misplace or forget to bring the one provided by iBasso.

Pros: Amazing sound performance, resolution, detail, dynamics, features, large screen, fast interface, build quality, purchase presentation
Cons: Single micro SD card slot, minor features missing on initial release firmware, slightly heavy/large device for portability

 

Review of DX200 DAP

Cayin i5 DAP Review

Hisoundfi has a fine review of the i5 DAP on Head-Fi.

 

Pros: Musical and engaging sound signature, Drives most high impedance headphones well, Analog to digital volume pot is awesome, Can stream music apps
Cons: Video playback lags and freezes, Some minor software bugs, A little too powerful for sensitive IEMs, Slow charging times

Review of i5