The biggest problem for the Q5 comes in the form of the iFi xDSD. Yes, it’s got an arguably less attractive design than the Q5 and will probably give you a bit longer total playback time, but it’s also got more power available and, more importantly, offers a step up in outright sound quality.
If you’ve been waiting for a more budget-friendly version of the LCD2, then the LCD2C might just fit your needs perfectly.
The Pro iDSD represents very nearly the best of the very best that iFi is capable of producing thus far. It’s jam-packed with features and it’s truly a stellar performer.
Unless you actually need the extra power of the Micro iDSD BL, or a device that can pretty seamlessly morph between a portable solution and a desktop one, then the xDSD makes much more sense in terms of a truly compact and portable Hi-Fi DAC solution. Whatever your personal need is, one thing’s for damn sure…iFi really knocked this one out of the park!
if you plan on purchasing the Survivor, get it based on the fact that it's a rugged design intended for outdoor use...forget about the arguably gimmicky jump-start feature.
If you’re looking for a no-frills turntable that gives you no more features than what you might actually need, then the Turn 2 comes highly recommended to anyone looking to dip their toes into the world of vinyl.
At a price of around $650 or so, the Nokia 8 Sirocco doesn’t quite have the price-tag of a flagship device like the iPhone X, but it's pretty close in terms of other Android offerings. Based on it’s overall performance, rather than the price-tag, the Nokia 8 Sirocco certainly does warrant to be called a fully-fledged flagship, but it would've been nice to see some camera improvement and perhaps just a slightly lower price to sweeten the deal too.
The fact that MEE Audio have been able to keep the updated model at exactly the same price as the original, the bang-for-buck value of the M6 Pro 2nd Gen seem to currently be the best out there
For a $99 set of wireless earbuds, the Tre isn't horrible (there certainly are far worse performing products out there), but fails at producing the "balanced" sound that it advertises.
Perhaps where the A6500 starts to really show its value is if we consider its compactness and extremely fast auto-focus. In this regard, it's a fantastic product for sport scenarios. Heck, the A6500 is about as close as you're gonna get to the full-frame A7 Mark II, but in a far more compact size.