I would be really keen on reading some comparative listening impressions of the sound quality from different DAC’s that are frequently discussed in this forum. Often we see qualifications such as “very good”, “clear”, “fabulous”, etc. But I would be happy to hear an opinion of those who have the possibility to directly compare two- or more different DAC’s, then telling what they prefer and why, and if the additional cost/hazzle is worth it.
Let’s say the following DAC’s are frequently named:
- Wolfson Audio Card
- IQ Audio Pi-DAC
- Musical Fidelity, VII or V90 DAC
- HifimeDIY Sabre USB DAC (one of the plenty)
- Shiit Modi
- E-DAC / O-DAC (NwAVguy…)
Anybody has any direct listening experience for a nice comparison? (Well, Michelangelo does have for sure… )
I know it’s all super subjective, but that’s what we like about music, right? Let’s gather, not argue about some strictly subjective impressions!
Best regards, stereo