You guys really surprised me, saying that the O2 is in the same league as Valhalla so why the hack people spend 350$ when they can spend so much less?
I really thought about investing 400$ in a dac/amp combo but now your telling me its a waste of money cause I can get the same sound with something that cost a lot less.
my problem is that there is no place for me to listen to any amp/dac before I purchase them, so I can only trust your reviews :\
Dude, I am not saying the O2/ODAC combo is better than the Modi/Valhalla one - and very likely not. My answer is for the people who have already got their O/O combos. In this case, O/O to M/V is definitely not considered an upgrade. So I would save the money for BH Crack with Speedball or Bifrost/Lyr or other upgrades, which can significantly improve the sound.
The O/O cost about $300, and the M/V about $450. Really not a big difference in this weird hifi world. So I think it is pretty fair to say that the 2 combos are in the same league.
However, if you have never purchased either of the combos, definitely go for the Modi/Valhalla one. It would probably sound better, and most importantly feel better with a higher price tag.
Edited by cddc - 4/10/14 at 12:40am