Hello, I got the Eversolo DMP-A6 Master Edition, the Eversolo has good looks and the software is pretty stable, after seeing so much rave about it on the web, and reviews that praise the Eversolo almost as the bargain of the year I got one.
The Eversolo is a fancy android box like the Zidoo media players, build is ok in the case of the Eversolo, but is not built for example like a Naim.
Different dac’s and streamers always sound different, this Eversolo in my case the master edition the sound is good, I did not find it amazing but good enough quality that I opted to keep it.
If it is better than everything at the same price, I doubt it, but I haven’t had much to compare it, for sure is more complete as a dac than my bluesound but also less forgiving that could be good or bad for some users, it’s not on pair with my ifi pro idsd or uniti atom he and not even close to the NDX2, but is good enough that I could live with his presentation.
As a transport it also has a sound, every streamer has, and again, this is a question of taste, is a good and polivalent transport for an external dac, I compared to the bluesound, ifi zen stream, sotm sms200 ultra, again I did not find to be better, more resolution than bluesound, depending on the taste of the listener, very different than the zen stream, the zen more musical and tridimensional the Eversolo more present and forward, with a wider image but on similar resolution, not on the level of the sotm in all respects, the Eversolo is more musical and congested global with worse layering.
But what the Eversolo has informative screen, good looks that the others can’t match, and is good enough for the price. The screen colors is on the dry or very neutral compared to the Naim units that present better blacks and more warm colors.
I like it, but I Am not amazed by it, one thing that is very positive in my view is the usb connection that supports better my existing dac’s and on par with the sms200 ultra on the formats it can output, supporting until dsd512 without an issue in Roon.
Another thing I know about Zidoo is that they abandon the support for hardware fast, at least as soon they launch a new version of a player, and I Am hopping they do not do this with the Eversolo.
This Eversolo is selling like mad thanks to YouTubers and the press raving about it, the most sincere review, at least for me, was from John Darko all the others in my view are only giving hype to the product. Is good but not a miracle.
After comparing to what I have, I even thought not keeping the unit, I was not amazed by it, mine was in for a small review and I got it cheap, I kept it for that screen, Roon support, and for my home cinema and stereo denon amp.
So my advice if possible, try to listen before acquiring, because it could be the one thing you ever searched, but if you have higher end gear than the Eversolo you will not be amazed.
Also connected to a set of amplified speakers, the focal solo 6be, originally the Eversolo was to remove the sms200 ultra and ifi pro idsd from this speakers, unfortunately the price difference in both solutions was too much apparent in the final sound experience, the Eversolo loses big, but is not a fair duel the sms 200 with the ifi costs five times more.
Take my words with a grain of salt, and that I have my own personal tastes in what I like in sound, presentation, the unit is good but listen and compare before pulling the plug, I Am sure most people will like the Eversolo a lot, for me will be a popular work product for using future small dac’s.
Edited the post to correct a little the sentences, English is not my main language. Thanks