The SX-8s stack represents a scaled down versions of SMSL’s higher end SX-9 devices, upholding a similar character while taking a step back in both technical performance and price.
The A50s remains an easy recommendation for its well-rounded design, ultra clean and linear sound and very reasonable price.
The SU-9 is for those wanting a balanced DAC with a pure sound, excellent staging and strong resolving power without spending a small fortune to get it.
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