Boosts pretty well not exactly worth the full price maybe at like 150, at most 200, pushing it for aesthetic.
Runs hot for some reason.
The HC3 exceeds my expectations. It has a lovely sound signature with a midnight black background. I’ve paired it with my iPhone 13 Pro Max and it works flawlessly (which I think the HC2 had some quirks with), and with a FiiO M11 Plus LTD. The Android app is a little redundant, IMHO, but that’s neither here nor there… it’s not necessary to use.
Only used IEMs, and a wide range of sensitivity, with no hiss or noise.
It’s nice to have this dongle for the times I want to leave my DAP home.