Hello there. Some of my findings that can benefit others and save some time. I have a small collection of DIYINHK dacs that i tried to play with. Had alot of issues to get them to work but here is what I found out.
ES9023. Works with the 3 I2S wires, plays what you through at it and works with a number of drivers including the standard i2s driver. DSD works also.
ES9018K2M. works and plays everything with the 3 I2S connections, with the ApplePI driver, sounds better than the 9023.
AKM4495 (also 4497 and 4493). Raspberry ->Kali reclocker to provide the master clock and HiFiBerry driver. Best sounding of all 3 and plays all formats.
Now I am waiting for the DIYINHK 9038Pro that is corona stranded, more to come when it arrives.
I have also played a bit with the HifiBerry Dacplus hat, it also plays straight forward but the quality is below the 3 above in my opinion.