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 Didn't you have the ODAC/O2 combo? Why are you then using the DAC1 when they measure the same?    ...  Nah I'm just kidding with you!  I went from the O2 combo to DAC1 myself! Then I got a HD800. I thought like you that I was done for good (like the good and scientific objectivist that I was!) Then I LOL'd at the Vali hype that was going on. "They are so st000pid, omg tubes measure badder then my equipment." Well then I was gonna prove them wrong, so I ordered the Vali...
No problem!
 Only that my laptop sucks for audio. It made the X-Sabre not sound ideal, and CMA800R revealed that flaw. Fixed by switching to external USB-hub (will maybe try schiit wyrd when the EU version comes). Now I'm very happy!
Don't forget Questyle CMA800R. I am running it SE from X-Sabre and enjoying the combo immensely! I had some initial problems, but that was on my end (crappy USB-out from laptop amongst other things). You can run it 2x monoblock in balanced. I recommend you look at the updated review from Project86.
 Yeah I read that too. However I think CMA800R is an amp that you needs to grow on you. I can see why someone would say that at a meet. I am very happy pairing it with X-Sabre for now! Not dull sounding to my ears.
 I think you probably would like the Questyle CMA800R as well. 
Agree. The Questyle is a great amp for HD800. Very detailed with nice imaging and soundstage, yet smooth up top and have great bass slam.
So you don't experience any sonic advantage with using the wyrd whatsoever?
Can you please try the X-sabre with the Wyrd? I have a really crappy USB out on my laptop and while the x-sabre handles it very very well I am always thinking it could be somewhat improved...
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