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Relax and let it break in. JH13 goes all the way down and already has a bit extra low bass. If you want it a bit warmer sounding, that's simply a preference and you'll need to try some cables for yourself.
I suspect it will be worse with almost any DAC. I quite like the Mojo with an AK100/120 but the QP1r is clearly better line out then when adding the Mojo tos out. The internal dac/line circuit seems very well done and you don't have to deal with the clock recovery and jitter involved with SPdf. If they're close in performance the inboard DAC is at an advantage and in this case seems to be show it.
Give it a couple hundred hours before finalizing your conclusions. I love the TWAG V3 on mine. If it's general warmth you want, the moon cable is good but I think the TWAG is more neutral or at least voices that way on the 13. Cables take a bit to come around as well. Agreed on the Mojo. Also like the Questyle QP1r on mine.
It's a shame too as much music doesn't need all the processing and mixing that is so common. If you have access and control of an environment and placement, it not that difficult. It's not like musicians sound bad while playing live and you can create, the best seat in the house. It's pretty easy to understand how another set or more of mics at the same performance will cause significantly more time domain issues than a stereo pair in close proximity to each other. We all...
I used to prefer 24/96 until some A2Ds and even D2As got better so I get what you're saying but currently disagree and that's OK. I don't think it's a huge deal as the recording itself is more important and most playback setups kind of lacking. I do most of my evaluation on acoustic 2 mic stereo recordings where timing relationships are more evident than with multi mic'd, mixed or even boarded recordings. I tend to listen through Naim kit and Quads of various vintage. I'm...
One more comment. Virtually all DSD available was mixed in PCM with the associated quantization error associated with converting formats back and forth. It's like the worst of both worlds.People that say it sounds more like analog because it has an inherent smooth signature have never heard good solid analog. I do prefer 24/192 to 24/96 but it's not big deal and not that significant in most commercially available files. I have 1st hand masters and it's not difficult to...
Mixed files are in 32 bit float during the mix session with 32 bit float program. You are working a 32 bit file whether the original file is still maintained as 16 bit or not. They are not hard 'converted' to anything until rendered.  If what you were saying were accurate, you could easily mix DSD format without converting to Wav/pcm. The biggest issue with DSD mixing is that the 1 bit word. DXD is a wav/pcm file with a funny name and probably not the best way to mix DSD....
HiDef is not and never will be for the masses unless it simply becomes easier to do with storage getting significantly more compact, cheaper and transfer speeds much faster.   History lesson. CDs didn't replace records as records weren't the top form of music sales before CD took over. They replaced cassettes which had 55% of the market at the time. The music software market has never primarily been a qualitative one. It's the same reason Itunes etc is so popular. Not...
Generally, the word length is upsampled to allow volume and EQ without bit loss/compression but changing the frequency doesn't do much good in mixing and rendering back to it's original word length is generally the way to go. Now I agree that many/most DACs behave better with higher bit rates for the reasons you describe but I consider that a fault of the DAC and/or their one size fits all ASRC. I guess it doesn't matter as long as the consumer result is better. I do like...
My error, I thought the headroom gradients were 5 ohm and they appear to be 10. It all falls in line and my previous post about minimal change should be changed to agree with castleofargh. The added output between 2k and 10k from a low impedance source will make it sound leaner. Bass shouldn't change much but other ranges become better driven. I suspect I would personally prefer it from a low impedance source but that's all personal preference. 
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