I have been looking at a bunch of different source components in a bunch of different threads. So far I have considered buying the Audio-gd nfb 12.1 (dac/amp) or the nfb 3.1 dac.
However, I have heard that audio-gd is not the most "accurate" when it comes to source components. Something about a non feedback design and "pleasant" distortion. While I'm sure "distortion" can make music sound great i'd rather listen to what was recorded.
Essentially I want a dac that is neutral, revealing, detailed. Even if this reveals a bunch of flaws in the music. I need an analytical, no nonsense dac that may or may not be attached to a headphone amp. And I'll be using usb input (no other options for my computer) so it needs to have a good usb connection.
And it can't cost more than $300. Any recommendations would be appreciated.