So I’ve been pretty much using an LG V30 as my goto “dap” and bought a Shanling UP4 a couple months ago while I had credit for Linsoul for my IEM’s, but also HD 58x. I was just wondering if there was a need to upgrade or change sources. I also would like to use it as desktop setup as I move around a lot. I don’t think getting the FiiO BTR5 would be a dramatic upgrade as I’ve seen many people on here saying they pretty much rival each other. I I like the idea of a portable Bluetooth dac/amp that can also be used with my PC, but I’m willing to try something else as well. I previously had the IFI Hip Dac, but had a lot of issues with it (charging, volume, PC compatibility, etc.) but I did really liked the sound and the XBass. I was looking at products from Xduoo and others from IFI but I wanted opinions from this thread as a lot of you know quite a lot! I’ve been eyeing the IFI Nano IDSD Black Label and the Xduoo XD-05Basic. Ideally I would like to spend $150 but I would be willing to spend $200.
Thanks for the help in advanced! Really appreciate it
TLDR; Is it worth upgrading from the Shanling UP4 mainly using IEMs? Budget=$150 ($200 max)