Unboxing the box
My first thoughts on seeing the plain black packing box with the Miter logo was how compact it was. I expected it to be slightly larger, but then when you’re unboxing a box, it turns out the box is often the size of the…box.
The Miter DAP case comes wrapped in a cotton-like dust cover that immediately suggests this is not your average container box, but something a little more premium. The case itself feels really good to the touch, covered by a stiff fabric-like material with a slightly rubberized texture, expertly stitched together with clean, even seams.
Measuring 17.5cm in length, 10cm in width and 7cm thick, the Miter DAP case is, indeed, very compact. It weighs next to nothing – less than my stainless steel HiBy DAP – but feels solid, and opens and closes with a reassuring thud due to a clever magnetic latch built in to the frame.
Form follows function
Opening the case reveals two equally sized sections, one with a fixed cover for storing your IEMs, cables or smaller accessories, and the other with a removable cover for housing a DAP.
In each compartment Miter has included a small rectangular divider that fixes itself to the plush inner lining of the case and allows you to subdivide the compartments based on how you use them. The DAP compartment also includes a clever built-in riser that, when folded up, gives you a kickstand you can lean your DAP against, perfect for leaving the DAP in the box while using it on your desk. In the other compartment, Miter includes a small removable felt pouch, useful for keeping small accessories like tips and adapters, and an elastic band that you can use as an extra safety measure to keep the case from accidentally opening while closed (trust me, you’ll want to use this).
As hinted at earlier, both compartments are covered with a velvet-like lining, ensuring none of your precious gear gets scratched or damaged in storage. The same lining is used to keep the two halves of the box connected together, like binding in a book, and aside from a tendency to attract dust and fluff, this looks and works very well indeed.
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