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Fiio X5 vs Herus, which would you prefer?


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So, there are both priced at around $350. The Herus DAC goes up to 352.8kHz (future proof) and plays all the formats, DXD and DSD to mention some, the X5 does 192kHz and not all the formats. The X5 will accept memory up 128GB on each slot. The Herus is just an external DAC. The X5 is both a portable hires player and external DAC, sweet. The Herus can be connected to an iPhone or iPad, so I can listen to spotify at the highest quality, Mac/PC also. The X5 I believe can't be connected to an iPhone/iPad thru USB, I may be wrong, which is almost a deal breaker for me because I'll be listening to spotify allot on my iPhone. Can somebody confirm if an external DAC will make spotify sound better compared to the iPhone's internal DAC? Any input would be appreciated. I guess what I'm trying to know also is, which of these two DACs sound better? The X5 has a PCM1792A DAC chip, the Herus has a ESS 9010-2M.

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