Pros: Can't go wrong at this price point - good overall sound.
Cons: Slightly grey sound presentation, no Toslink/optical input.
I needed a reasonably priced DAC/headphone amp to go with my Senn HD650s. This amp/DAC offers amazing bang for the buck. I have owned a number of good DACs and headphone amps - is it as as good as my Violectric 200/800 combo? No way. But, teamed with a pair of rounded/smooth headphones like the HD650s, it makes a great entry level combined amplification and DAC solution. Enough grunt (via the 2nd headphone output slot) to drive my headphones, enough bass (a little bloated, but I suspect that's the HD650s), highs OK and not harsh, mids clear, detail and stereo soundstage quite good. No real nasties. Compact and nicely made unit. I am running AIFF...(read more)