Lotoo PAW 6000 Reference Grade Portable Audio Player
This is my first Lotoo after trying a bevy of daps in the last 6 months including Hiby R5, DX220, DX160, Cayin n6ii A01, Sony Wma1, Colorfly U8, Shanling M5ii, well you get the point.
So what makes the Lotoo stand out as my favorite? Well the build is top notch and the size and weight are just perfect imo. I love the controls and having the volume control on top instead of the side is really nice.
Also the UI is ultra fast, it boots up in literally 2 seconds, almost as fast as a unit in standby mode. It's also well thought out and is a joy to use with lots of customization. You can be playing music with one button press after boot up, lovely.
Then there's the sound, open, detailed and very accurate and natural with a touch of warmth. Honestly it's at the highest level, you get a nice big holographic stage and pin point layering and 3d placement with a nice black background- a very clean output also.
Then if you want to tweak the sound you have a very capable peq on board which gives you lots of control, and some decent dsp effects are there too if you want to use them. I think the thing sounds excellent without any eq, but it's nice to have the peq for certain cans and iems.
In summary this is probably the nicest non android dap I've tried and if you don't need android or streaming this is one hell of a dap. Flagship sound, great build quality, ultra fast well though out UI make this thing brilliant.
Oh, and I forgot to mention the great battery life, it's really good I'm getting about 13 hours on balanced out volume 50. And it comes with a beautiful leather case. :)
I have had the DAP for about 2 weeks now and it's been an upgrade coming from the Hiby R6 Pro. The Paw 6000 has more resolution and noticeably blacker background, and it eliminated hiss issues that I was getting with the R6 Pro on more sensitive IEMs. It's been a great pairing for my Tia Trio's. Although it does not have Tidal streaming capabilities, this has been a non issue with Bluetooth DAC streaming option when paired to my cell phone. The sound is neutral with a hint of warmth. Both the 3.5mm SE and 4.4mm balances outputs sounds great, with a slight edge in dynamics with the latter. The UI is very snappy and easy to use. The leather case that is included is very sleek and makes for a very classy look. I'd happily purchase this DAP again.
Just received the Lotoo PAW 6000 and I’m blown away by its build quality, speed of operation, compact form factor, but most of all its sound. I have owned many DAPs over the last year including Cayin N6ii, Hiby R5/6, Ibasso DX160/220, Shanling M6 but the Lotoo PAW 6000 knocks them all out of the ballpark. It sounds fantastic straight out of the box but 30 minutes playing with the PEQ settings has resulted in a sound that is absolute heaven when paired with my Dan Clarke Aeon Flow Closed 2 headphones. I honestly cannot find anything to fault with this DAP, it really is a steal at this price. Oh, and the support provided by Andrew was first class as always; he never fails to put the customer first!