Thanks for the info Larry. Now i just need to try to borrow one to see if i can actually hear a difference! I can hear a small difference between D2, and D2 with cmoy, i can hear a small difference amped and unamped between lossy and lossless, and i can hear a difference between cables (not interconnects but headphone cable) and last of all, i can hear a minute difference between in SQ (huge difference in hiss) between SM3 through lineout, and ZVM hp/o. The difference between the ZVM amped with SM3 and the D2 headphone out to Cmoy... Less hiss, bigger difference in SQ change.
I need to borrow one to try first because its hard to justify when the U Control has great connectivity options, no hiss, good SQ (balanced, clear) and only cost £29, vs what? £85?? It is a nice size and small enough to use portably as an amp too (if the SQ difference is worth it)
What was hiss like with LW's?
I presume it has enough power to drive most full-size hp's ok for the future?
The U control has enough power, add a cmoy, and SQ is a bit better (more hiss though)...