This is my fifth iFi product. I own the xCan, Hip-DAC, Zen and Zen Blue, along with many amp/dacs from other companies such as Chord, Schiit, Oppo, AudioQuest and Fostex.
The iFi Diablo is by far the greatest sounding amp/dac I own. The sound just hypnotises you with its energy, balance, detail retrieval and nuance. Every instrument sounds real and vibrant. voices sound human and in the room with you.
The Diablo has been criticised for not including wireless features and XBass etc. I totally get what iFi are doing by omitting these features. It’s ALL about the sound and the power. It’s not a jack of all trades but a master of one, and the one that matters. The iFi Diablo gives you the best sound you can get in this form factor and price.
All the included accessories are a great bonus too. The case is also so much nicer than it looks in the pictures. Make sure you buy one of the first batch as it will include the iFi iPurifier3 than normally retails at £130.
If you care about sound sound quality sell your soul top the devil 😉