What is the general concensus of the DAC portion of the Matrix M-Stage USB version? How would it compare to something like, let's say, a higher-end sound card such as the HT Claro Halo?
I ask because I've read that the SnR of the DAC in the M-Stage USB is only around 96db, whereas something like the HT Claro Halo, has an SnR of around 120db. Does the difference in SnR make any tangible differences in sound quality? Especially with the USB version of the M-Stage?
Also, what is the overall sound of the M-Stage as whole, using both the AMP and DAC? I've read that it is a little warm, and since I'm considering a Sennheiser HD-650, which is also considered a little warm, would the M-Stage USB paired with the HD-650 have an overly colored sound?
Please let me know!
Edited by fuzzybaffy - 11/23/12 at 6:46pm