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 A friend of mine has a DAC7, the toslink input was DOA and the CMedia USB board holds with a piece of foam hah: http://www.imagebam.com/gallery/udjqujhpwsbpuhobf03619pkac4mtxwo/
The Leak will not fit big heads and bass is AWOL from a headamp, might need to be tapped straight off a speakers amp like the ID1.
The E1 isn't making any use of the USB power(you can even break the +5V pin of your USB cable for that matter) and its USB drivers run in async mode so good luck hearing any difference  
 Quite a bit ^^ My review's online BTW: http://www.head-fi.org/products/asus-essence-iii/reviews/11220
Good to be back home, uLilith really does everything I want after all   I got sick of foobar, its VST plugin wrapper that barely works(the foobar ppl even advise steering cleal from it as it's the cause of many crash reports and it's leaking memory like crazy with some EQ plugins IME).   Native VST plugin/WASAPI/ASIO support, 64fp pipeline, a very convenient GUI, freeware and only consuming 50MB of memory, I don't see any competition to uLilith     It even does...
I'm afraid you cannot measure subjective SQ and we all hear differently so I've always been vastly dubious regarding all those fancy graphs. http://www.davidgriesinger.com/headphones.htm And distortion figures will change quite a bit depending on the size of your skull, the shape of your ear canals, the placement of the drivers over the pinnas, how old the earpads are etc etc. It's IMHO quite undeniable that wooden cups don't buzz along with your music, even Beyer use ABS...
Sharp angles create tons of stray inner-cup resonances and plastic buzzes while wood resonates, IMHO and IME many vintage ortho drivers are worth more than what their crappy stock enclosures might lead to believe as these very beefy drivers are utterly crippled by tiny plastic cups. The original Thunderpants took the market by storm for that very reason, no more square angled el cheapo plastic cups buzzing along with your music. All those Fostexens you mentioned used...
 It would be interesting to see how its drivers were soldered, just to know if that old hifi magazine mentioned on wikiphonia was right when they said that wires were inverted on the pair they reviewed.
I don't know why it's not explained in the STU user manual but it's in the "ASUS Xonar Essence STU Tweaking Kit" PDF: http://www.asus.com/Sound_Cards_and_DigitaltoAnalog_Converters/Xonar_Essence_STU/HelpDesk_Manual/  
 You nailed it, been listening to it for a day and it always seems to extract a truckload of details through a both very deep and wide 3D SS without ever sounding harsh, agressive, over-percussive or flabby/laid-back, it's all so natural sounding and satisfying to listen to. Bassy music is a real treat as bass is extremely textured and versatile, no "euphonic" colored high THD discrete buffer this time. I guess my reseller knew exactly what he was doing when he allowed me...
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