Just ok for the money. Now I have compared it with a Chord Mojo, and soon realized what is missing. For example. press firmly with the base and non-intrusive treble. But without comparison, so let the good :)
Tested Hifiman 400i.
Has used this portable DAC / amp for about 5 months and very pleasantly surprised. E5 has all the connectivity options that I need and provides a sound quality that is very much better, even for "low-quality" sound, like Spotify or Google Play music, regardless of the portable audio source I use. Unfortunately, E5 an annoying voice prompt when connecting additional audio sources - wish it was possible to turn this.
Have not used the really good kids, but even with cheap trick it will be a great boost in the sound. (Have mostly used Aiaiai TMA-1 Studio and Audio Technica m50x)
- The price, much sound for little money
- The connectivity (USB, Bluetooth, line-in, Toslink)
- Built-in microphone
- Good battery life
- Dual headphone outputs
- Something bulky / heavy when you put it together with their phone
- Requires the app to control - desirable screen on the E5: an
Recommended to anyone who wants to get more out of their portable audio.