I’ve always seen the upgrade chain goes headphones–> amp --> dac. Every other upgrade in my chain has made sense but I’m having trouble now that I’m at the DAC portion.
Is there any objective difference in DACs? Measurements? Anything that can justify the jump from say a modi 2 to a gungnir multibit ? (Not seeking purchase advice just an example).
I understand how an amp can color the sound but in my mind, decoding 0s and 1s to feed the amp should be the same…