They've been using SMD for a few of their new entry-level products. I only know of one customer comparison, and that person preferred the sound of FUN to NFB-11, but then again the NFB-11 uses the ES9018 chip, not the WM8741. http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/468522/review-of-the-audio-gd-fun-a-modular-dac-headphone-amp-preamp/1170#post_7639000
No clue if the new components are better or worse or on the same level. But smaller size is always cool :).