If size doesn't matter and you want a balance between DAC and headamp -> Compass
I don't own the Compass or the Matrix Mini-i ... my conclusion is based solely on the reviews here at headfi.
Has anyone here tried to connect headphones directly in the balanced XLR outputs directly instead of the headphone out ?
Like a balanced HD650 for instance.
so the dual 3 pin dont work as headphone out?
Just received my Matrix mini to use with the LD MKVII+. Right out of the box I'm very impressed and looking forward to any improvement that burn in brings. Really, really happy with this for the price and would have paid more now that I've heard it. This set-up is a tough act to beat for the money (and more, as mentioned) and I doubt I'll be wanting anything else for quite some time. This sounds at least as good as the LD DAC_I from memory. Looking forward to a shoot-out at a friend's place with this Matrix -Mini, the LD DAC_I and the Dac Magic. I'm going to give it a good bit of time to make it as fair a comparison as possible....stay tuned