I don’t know how iBasso did it, but I like the DX150 almost as much as the DX200. Certainly, there are facets I like more. And while pure sound quality may not be on the same level, it is close, though tuned different enough to make a wonderful companion. In fact, for my usage, the DX150 is damn-near perfect. Possessed of a sound I adore, aesthetics I lust for, and marked low enough to turn every head, the DX150 just became one of my favorite players, in any price-range.