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  Ah, OK, I didn't realise you were referring to MFI. Now we understand each other
I'm going to venture a phonetic one :   "mais oui"      (translation: "yes, of course")
  Seriously?
 Fair enough - I completely understand. I only mentioned it as an alternative option because so many people already own a smartphone, these days, and smartphones generally function perfectly with Spotify. Therefore, if you already own a smartphone, you could save a bit of cash by buying something like an Oppo HA-2, and that stack  really wouldn't be much thicker than an Onkyo or Fiio Android DAP. Different people have different priorities, and that's understandable  
  I'm not personally familiar with Audirvana, but are you certain it's not doing something like upsampling on-the-fly, or perhaps some peculiarity related to pre-processing the file in 64-bit?
  @ Torq: Audirvana might be real-time processing the data, and maxing the available resources (seems unlikely on such a well-specified machine, but it definitely does seem to happen on quite a few devices). @ Paul:  Mojo can handle even higher-res files than Hugo, iirc.
Another option would be to use any smartphone stacked with a small portable DAC  (OPPO, Chord, etc.)
 
  Heh-heh! OK, well, just to pull yer leg a bit, Rob... http://www.head-fi.org/t/630723/themed-monthly-avatar-committee-tmac-discussion-thread/11580#post_12476962     Life is so paradoxical, but I've learned to be comfortable with the infinitude of paradoxes, because there are also an infinite number of possible subjective perspectives, on an infinite number of possible phenomena, and each individual perspective does not have to preclude the other perspectives; they can...
Etymotic ER4 springs immediately to my mind:     https://www.etymotic.com/consumer/earphones/er4.html       Also consider Klipsch:   http://www.head-fi.org/t/787530/klipschs-new-line-of-reference-x-iems-x6i-xr8i-x12i-x20i
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