Pros: Good soundstage, improved resolution over stock laptop soundcard, cheap, very good build quality
Cons: Hisses with the Westone 3 when silent (a lot of things do unfortunately), the white USB cable provided does not match the black housing I got
This little DAC is a definite upgrade over the on-board soundcard on my laptop. When listening to my Westone 3s on it, the soundstage has widened and deepened considerably, there is greater resolution in the higher frequencies, and the bass has more impact. Thing's built very nicely too, with an all-aluminum housing. I don't know what more to say other than the fact that it gave a really noticeable improvement for $15, hard to argue with that for sure!