Andrew was a pleasure to work with, helping me find a dap that worked with my needs and met my budget. I am very happy with the Lotoo PAW 6000! It is quick and easy to use, and it sounds excellent. The build quality is top notch and it sounds much cleaner than my go blu I was using before and has a dead silent (black) background. The Eq is easy to use in my opinion and a lot of fun. The bluetooth has worked great for me the odd time I want to stream so no complaints there either. If you don't need streaming capabilities I think you would be hard pressed to find a better dap without paying 2 to 3 times the money. The paw 6000 is an easy 5 stars and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a standalone dap.
I got the PAW 6000 to replace my MK1 Lotoo 5000 that finally gave up the ghost, after 6+ years of heavy use. ( actually still very functional, battery gave up, so wont hold charge) - And actually was just thinking of a replacement 5000, upgrading to the current version, as the quirky UI, I was used to, and the sound I was more than happy with.
But then started thinking about maybe an audio upgrade while at it. I looked at the Paw 6000 as this seems to be gathering great reviews, and my pockets definitely have bottoms in, so have a budget, and the paw 6000 , on top of the stella performance and quality accolades, seems to be a great value unit, plus Musictech seemed to offer the very best price I was able to find, so I contacted Andrew, and bit the bullet.
And extremely happy with the player, very intuitive, and customizable, and sounds beautiful, and a solid feeling unit I can easily see keeping me happy for many years. The whole experience, was fantastic, even my concerns of shipping to Canada were settled, Incredibly fast, reasonable postage. So if considering the PAW 6000, or even Misictech, Id recommend both in a heart beat.
First, GREAT service and fast shipping, no-nonsense customs - Thank you Grace!
The Lotoo PAW 6000 is an excellent value all around! I've had several A&K's, Sony WM1A &1Z, Sony ZX507, Fiio's.,.. overall sound quality and OS speed, battery life make this easily the best value under 2K, in my opinion. The quality of your files (flac or dsd) and the right IEMs or headphones also make the difference, as with any.
Really happy with this purchase, recommend it over A&K, Sony, and Fiio. As soon as I discovered Lotto is a big brand overseas that produces various pro-audio and related items, as well as being the producer of the (legendary) PAW Gold/Touch I decided to try my luck.
So--- A++ build quality, FAST OS (and so easy), great battery life, GREAT EQ! (Spend time with the EQ - it is very configurable), Excellent sound quality (++ better than the AK Cube imo), Gain works great, LINE Out is a plus. I can plug it into my Carver M I AMP with the 4.4 line-out... background and spaces between tracs are just as black as with iem's - never had that with any other DAP.
Received January 31, today is February 4 - ~30 hours on this player already - excellent! I may go for the Gold/Touch soon, if it's that much better than the P6000 I'd guess it is the Reference Player of all.
Lotoo P6000 - CA Andromeda's - Sony Kimber balanced 4.4 cable
In my opinion the sound quality is good but not great. It has an extremely low noise floor so it is great for sensitive IEM's. The OS is extremely fast and easy to navigate. The battery life while using the player is great but I have noticed some significant battery discharge when the player is turned off completely. At a 100% charge turned off completely I am seeing about a 5% lose in charge in less than 24 hours. That is a little concerning to me but I am not an electronics expert.
I'm delighted with my acquisition of the LP6K because it makes a perfect companion with my Sony WM1Z which I also love. The LP6K is very light and easy to walk around with in my pocket. The unit powers up in mere seconds unlike my Sony which takes close to a minute to refresh the database.
It sounds great with all of my iems. More reference sounding without the extra warmth from the Sony. Now I can have two different flavors depending on my mood. I had trouble pulling the trigger on the full sized Gold Paw Touch as a second unit due to the price, weight and battery life. After reading all the reviews about the Paw 6000, it was an easy decision. I'm very happy with the purchase and I highly recommend it. As usual, dealing with Andrew was a pleasure.