this post goes nicely with your signature
not sure there will be audible difference between both. I have some kind of unfair bias against schiit because of headfi talking too much about them(yeah basic anti spam reaction). when too much is done to tell us how great the products and how nice the company people are(even though some products didn't make sense to me at all with old tech, no negative feedback...), I end up not knowing if the other stuff actually are great or if people just followed the half hidden marketing done in here.
So, successful marketing triggers your bias... To each his own, IMO, with the propensity for subpar equipment being thrashed on HeadFi, Schiit's continued success, stellar reputation, is pretty indicative that they build great products.