Hello, new to this forum. In my opinion, a DAP of that price is most likely going to be of lesser quality than your current phone. Of course that all depends on your current phone. I have been in the market for a DAP several months, former Pono owner, I use a Galaxy S9+ for my music player and rather than buying a DAP, I purchased a Mojo by Chord for $479. The sound is great. This is a DAC and amplifier in one. A little bulky but no more than carrying a DAP and phone. Many variables, especially dependant on what music files you use , or may want to use, as well as what audio and manufacturing quality you want.