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Incredible value for price, great sound, may be big for some
* Inexpensive access to a great akm dac
* Powerful amp with low distortion
* Bluetooth with ldac codec support
* OpAmp rolling
* Analog out
* Impedance switch labeled boost
* Might be a little large for some
Android users can enable the ldac codec by sekecting it from the devices screen then selecting connected device settings.
I listened with Shuoer Cassette Micro Electrostatics. Campfire Audio Andromeda s. Neither of these are hard to drive so I added the Massdrop Hifiman HE-4xx to the lineup. These will sound great if you can give them a lot of power for dynamic headroom. The xd05 plus drove them effortlessly at the high gain setting.
I'm a bit of a nerd so I took a linux laptop and installed the ldac codec there as well and viola, I was able to stream 24/96k via the bluetooth link! I had a dropout or two during playback but sound quality was excellent overall. Cool party trick at least, enough to cut the usb cord for others.
My awkward hand placement intended to demonstrate that indeed I'm using the bt dongle.
Would recommend to a friend.