It takes some experience to differentiate between DACs and to appreciate the better ones. I remember when I used to tell people that I couldn't hear much of a difference between my Fiio E17 and Dacport LX. That was foolish and I didn't know what to look for when evaluating DACs. Now DACs make a huge difference for me. As you can see I spent much more on my DAC than my amp, almost as much as my HE-500. Once you start to appreciate it there is no going back. Initially you might not hear much of a difference but give it some time and the Bifrost will be well worth your money eventually. Without the Concero in my chain everything sounds smeared and veiled to me now.
Edited by M-13 - 7/4/13 at 8:47pm