There’s a thread for that™ ;¬)
(you are probably aware of it, but since your profile doesn’t indicate you’ve participated in it, I thought I’d give you a heads-up)
My 2 cents, maybe this : resonessencelabs.com/concero/
Thanks for the links too. Frankly, I get pretty much confuse as i read more and search for more. As in, there are various different brand and higher end ones with more features, but one still does the same job. Interestingly, they sound different from many others opinion. Wow.. What is the best advice for getting dac? Apart from budget. I'm pretty much using my laptop as my source, and i want my dac able to use for my active desktop speakers. But I'm enjoying my read at Wyred4sound DAC 2. Another league from what I see.