Didn't see the post, I'll explain. When anything from outside the EU is payed over 22 euro's / 28,80 dollars for we get charged all kinds of **** for import:
- 21% VAT
- "Inklaringskosten", not sure what the English word for it is.
Which means the Hifimediy does not cost me 49 dollars (shipped) * 1.21 = 59.29, + 16,38 (inklaringskosten) = 75,67 dollars.4 times the ELE DAC/amp combo. And besides that, the amp section would be only used accidentally; daily it will be connected to my Pioneer amp which has it's own amplifier ;)
Sorry for double post but it doesn't. It will cost you 54 usd shipped or like 42 euro. You can get it from their ebay store and you just pay the $45 and $9 for shipping. They already send stocks of the Hifimediy in Europe and it will come from Germany with German Post, so you want pay VAT or additional taxes. And for me the price difference is well worth it over the ELE but yeah, the ELE is hard to beat if you're on a budget and it performs really really well.