Ok I have been experimenting with different media players and output devices.
I cannot believe the differences between the media players and output devices.
I have always used Foobar but have heard great things about J River Media Center, Media Monkey and others. I installed J River Media Center and Media Monkey today. Turned off all audio processing, dsp filters, sampling and such.
Installed all output devices I could find for each player (such as KS, ASIO, DS, Wasapi)
Starting A/B'ing and have been absolutely stunned. Even though the differences are very small, some may say minute, there are in fact many differences. If your gear is resolving enough... I am sure you would hear the differences as I am speaking of.
After all my experimenting I found that the Halide Design Bridge sounds best (atleast to my ears) in Foobar with Wasapi.
I had been primarily using KS, but Wasapi sounds great with the Halide Design Bridge.
The improvment is small but makes a big difference in my stereo system, I am now pretty pleased, enough so that I am thinking of putting off trying any other converters for a while. Think I might wait another year or two to see what other improvements come about. In the past 2 years there have been huge improvements and I can picture at least one or two more huge discoveries coming to the market in the near future.
My advice, before looking for a new transport mess around with all output devices and media players and find the best one that fits your system and your taste.
This Halide Design Bridge is sounding pretty sweet now :)