I would have thought the Lampi and MSB will be like chalk and cheese in terms of sound?
Totally different concepts, technologies and implementations.
I have heard the level 4 but I don't consider them very good value for money and can sound a little dull at times
Personally I prefer one of the Metrums like the Octave or Hex. Much more direct and natural, but with great tonal colour and great bang for the buck, particularly now the Octave MKII is now available.
The EAR Yosino DAC is great sounding option too if you want tubes in the audio chain.
Nice I've heard a level 4 before directly compared to a few other Big name and well known DAC's and the Polish Lampi destroys them in terms of sound. Depending on where I go whether or not I get a BHSE I do plan on a level 6 with a few other mods that I have gotten a quote on. The lampi is no looker but honestly I reckon it will sound on par or possibly even better than the $30k MSB dac.
Edited by complin - 4/21/13 at 4:47am