For the longest time wanted to get my hand on a 5.5, to hear what all the hype was about. Wolfson DAC's are supposed to be "amazing", and to be honest it sounds better than my 7th gen iPod Classic. However side by side, with my iPhone 6 Plus beside me it's just night and day and not in the way I expected. With no EQ applied, Dylan's Blonde on Blond on the 5.5 is stripped of bass and clarity almost harsh. I plug in my iPhone 6 Plus, you can hear the chords melt like you are apart of the song... wider soundstage? So my question is, does it make sense that modern iPhones would sound better than the supposed Apple holly grail from 2005? Granted I am using Apple's Earbuds, but every time I prefer the iPhone.