Originally Posted by lee730
Well it is most definitely better than the E7 DAC. I'd say its a big step up from that. I haven't heard the E17 so I can't really fairly comment on that but I wouldn't be surprised if it's DAC section is still better than the E17s. The UHA6 uses Cirrus Logics Flagship DAC chip FWIW. Just there is better out there. But at the same time depending on what headphones or IEMs you are listening to that is another potential weak link in the chain. So YMWV. :)
Most of the time they would be paired with iems ( Ety HF5, W4r, B2), and sometimes with either a DT880-250/AKG k550, or maybe in a possible future with mr. Speaker MadDogs. Still, when I'm out of home, would be with iems, I'm not used to carry fullsized headphones on my backpack.
As a future plan, something like an ODAC would be a nice pair for the UHS-6S mkii (what an awfully long name, I get tired of typing each and every time I need to refer to it ¬¬, someone should invent a shorter nickname....)