UPDATED ON: 2023-04-06 After a year of extensive testing i find out that [Shanling M6] has some flaws, which won’t fit my requirements. It is an excellent 2-way DAC DAP in terms of sound quality. All my claims have purely ergonomic nature: Dim display, big form factor [at least from my point of view], weak battery life. These factors forced me to look at [Ibasso DX240] player. Player has single-way desktop grade 32bit/768Khz/DSD512 enabled DAC [ES9038Pro] [pdf specs], very serious elements banding, nice bright Sharp screen and big battery.
[Previously] i already wrote about Chinese audio manufacturers and their quality products. Till today i used quad driver FiiO FA7 earphones powered by my trusty cameraphone [Nokia PureView 808] . After some not so long considerations i’ve decided to try out something new with bigger puch and almost randomy selected [Shanling M6] DAP paired with [FiiO FA9] 6-driver IEMs. I know that using Nokia 808 was quite limiting factor for quad driver earphones like FiiO FA7.
Do we really need expensive Sennheiser? In youth dates, I was fond of exploiting expensive audio technics.As for earphones, my favorite brand was Bayerdynamic. However, some time ago I have discovered relatively inexpensive headphones from Chinese brand [Fiio] . As a listener of wide gamut of music like ambient, trance, dub, psybient, jazz, metal: I have to say that this headphones provide totally unexpected level of audio quality. Especially if we’ll consider the price.