1. Listening on IEMs, the DAP sounds good, no complaints.
2. Battery life is lower than expected, so carry a charger.
3. The built-in player app (Mango) is pathetic and there's no option to install a better one.
4. Likewise, the native app installer leaves a lot to be desired. I installed Tidal and that works well, but no other streaming service is available that I can tell. The only workaround is to stream from Bluetooth from my phone.
Overall, generally happy with the player and the complaints could be easily fixed with software upgrades, which may or may not ever happen.
I am stroke handicapped and found the dx160 a challenge to use but eventually got the hang of it. Why are there 2 different settings buttons? The sound is very deep however and compares favorably with my ak sr15.
I purchased this as well as a Hiby R5 for comparison and the R5 is going on eBay. My only complaint about the DX160 is that despite being able to download Google play store I have a few problems with google play stuff and apps. Other than that I think it's the best deal going in mid-priced DAP's. The screen is phenomenal and the sound in quality is similar to the R5 but just a bit different. My priority was functionality on the go which is subjective and the R5 didn't work out.
After much research I opted for the Ibasso DX160 as my first DAP. The sound is fantastic, I use a Grado SR80 as well as a 1More Quad Driver IEM and I’m hearing so much more than I ever imagined. My only quibble so far has been with the Mango player; about once a month the library on my Micro Disk is missing and I have to re-scan it for my music files to show up again.
Nice screen and sound. System is not smooth and the volume wheel feels cheap.