I presume the Forte and Bravura sound about the same. DAC wise I guess they are both inferior to Creative, but which one is the one to get when one consider
2) Sound Quality?
Is Bravura better SQ than Audiotrak HD2 for instance? I dont think the latter has that good sound quality, and its using the same dac chip. Its kind of bright.
Creative drivers can be bloated, and I hear you have to first install reference from CD then do a online update. The Bravura is a little cheaper also.
I am right now using Matrix m-stage and and sennheiser hd 600 but will in the end amp directly from card if possible.