It arrived fast mid week last week, but I only got home on Friday. I brought it back to my system today and just started to listen to it.
You know, this is the first DAC where I can actually
A/B it with another DAC and notice an instant difference.
On one song I listened to the opening and noticed that the Havana threw a sound to the far right, whereas the Paradisea+ really didn't focus on this (it almost went unnoticed). As such, the Havana created a different 'effect' that was not present on the Paradisea+. If this is any indication of what's to come, I will be very happy.
The highs also sound a little more present and detailed vs. the Paradisea+.
I'm going to keep listening and see what else I noticed.
The brushed aluminium is very fancy! It is very similar to my GS-1, and will look very nice stacked on top.
Overall build quality is top notch as always.