Totally glad to see you enjoying the new unit. I was watching it on ebay. Totally great price for a balanced dac and amp.
When you compared them how long had they been on for? In my experience dacs, especially audio gd ones sound a lot better once theyve been left on for a few hours.
Great tip, thanks! I did have them on for a few hours. I've also had the Bifrost/Asgard 2 for a couple years now, and the biggest win with the NFB-10 has been the reduction in listening fatigue. Not sure if anyone else has had that experience with the Bifrost/Asgard 2.
I'm looking forward to actually using them with balanced cans! Right now I'm just pairing it with my Mad Dogs and HD-650s, but in a few weeks I have a ZMF Omni arriving.