AZLA SednaEarfit tips (waiting for M sized delivery). 
A great pairing with Andromeda Gold
 (thanks to @audio123reviews  for the suggestion).

The Hidizs AP80 has been a favorite dap for me for a while now.

Whilst i am aware of various issues with some other daps and CS. The AP80 itself has been a regular carry along for me since it arrived.

Hard to believe how much the portable gear landscape has changed in only 6 years.  (Headphones are probably ATH-ESW9 - CEntrance Hifi-M8, ipod touch w/Flacplayer app).

The other rig is FiiO E5 amp and Sennheiser MX760 buds - that i was passing on to a friend that day.

*The First AK100 was announced late 2012 for some perspective

iBasso DX160 with filter 3 (@Whitigir  review recommendation), low gain and the new Nick Cave album. Using Andromeda Gold.

A coherent dap, good ui (see my video posted earlier), great battery life for my style of use (Flac), allows the earphones to reach their sound stage potential (no joking), excellent layering and timbre.

For the eagle eyes:

iBasso DX220/amp 9, iBasso DX160, Campfire Audio Andromeda Gold, CA Andromeda V3, Shozy Pola 39, Meze Rai Penta, Campfire Audio Solaris with DD Hifi 2.5mm to 4.4mm adapter, DD Hifi carry case and smaller Shozy case. Plus lots of tips! (Yes, at Starbucks again- i like the circular table with dark background).

The landscape of portable audio reviewing is changing, no longer is the audio gear the end result of a magical garage or man cave. Now its a multi million dollar industry.

Reviewing takes time, and time is money. It is work. The same as writers, photographers and reviewers of a host of other products, hobbies and audio visual gears.

It is the age of the instagrammers, youtube stars and a host of other promoters.

Many reviewers are now turning to Patreon, having paid adverts, sponsors, even perhaps quietly selling gear...

Please support me to continue delivering to you a host of audio delights.

Thank you.

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