I have been enjoying mine very much for the past month or so. It sounds terrific!
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I was impressed when it beautifully played 88/24 flac files that were downloaded from HDTracks on to a USB memory stick. Cool! Initially, the free demonstration songs were downloaded, but I needed to listen to something familiar to make a better judgement so I purchased Diana's "Boy from Impanema". It was gorgeous! Floating in the air.
Well, OPPO themselves say the 83 se was built to improve audio over 83 due to using the sabre dac chips which they say is superior. i beleive the 95 has the latest sabre 2018 dac chip too(18 is the important part don't recall if it's 2018). So not so sure of post that claims 83 is better than 83 se and 93 is better than 95. i only have an older OPPO so I'm not commenting on what I've heard just what OPPO and many on the net say.
I like the discussion, I am still trying things with mine played some video last night from the USB actually played very well. Unfortunately with my current speakers it's hard for me to judge everything spatelly compared to my MBL's. I will say I like the tone and balance of everything from top to bottom. Dynamically it's OK, trebble and midrange are as nice as the bottom end, very tight and articulate but not harsch at all for such an inexpensive player.
Could some of you Crystal Chip lovers expand in a little more detail on your experiences, what you like and don't like?