Originally Posted by JiggaD369
What about the DAC section on the 1.3 compared to the 2.0? is it suppose to be better than 1.3? Will it almost implement all of the upgrades and mods available for the 1.3?
Yes, the headphone amp upgrade is very good sounding with my Grado HF-1's. But as I always reiterate Grado's are easier to drive than a lot of headphones so you have to take that into account. I've compared using the Zhaolu as a headphone amp/DAC combo and using it as a DAC with my Mapletree and, yes, I do tend to favor the Zhaolu combo driving my HF-1's most of the time. It's fairly close. The Zhaolu combo just possesses such a live and airy feeling. It's a fet, fully discerete design and has a virtual direct connection to the DAC (no RCA and interconnect interface the signal has to go through) and so it sounds quite good.