Not quite the same, but I compared the CD50 to the 860x, and the 860x blows away the CD50
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I prefer the CD55 to the Wadia 850. In the sound arena, the CD55 surpasses the Wadia and has a superior volume control. By the way, the CD55 sounds better than the CD50. The build quality edge goes to the Wadia (it weighs a ton and has a better remote control). However, the CD55 also is a very high quality piece. Bottom line - for overall sound quality and value for the dollar, you won't beat the Resolution Audio CD55.
I've compared Wadia 850 (which I own) to CD55 in my system. I think both sound very good, but I found the CD55 to be a bit too "analytical" for my tastes. I disagree that the CD55 has a "superior" volume control just because it is of an analogue type. When used correctly (kept at >70), the Wadia digital volume control does not degrade sonics, in theory and in practice. In short, I think the Wadia is just more musical and realistic sounding. Here's one possiblity: Buy a used 850 and have it modified by Great Northern Sound (I had this done); you'll end up with a great CDP rivaling the more expensive Wadia 27ix model.