Very good review, especially putting up against prominent players in the market..... I was looking at the Dacmagic plus and the TEAC UD-H01 but based on this review I am certainly intrigued by this.... especially since I do not need all the connectivity options that the Dacmagic offers... Could you answer a couple quick questions for me?
Are the volume pot and other control knobs metal? ( It's superficial I know but I hate paying hundreds for a piece of kit and getting plastic)
Do you know if it support USB directly or do I need a converter like a Fiio E10 to run coax from USB? I am looking at it as a desktop to use with my laptop (stationary laptop).
Do the treble and bass controls stay within their own frequency range pretty well? This is huge for me because I really like the ability to adjust tone.... and most headphone amps and or dac's don't have this. Helps when the bass head in me rears his head.
To me it seems like it has some pretty good Headfi capability.... the ability to adjust tone, dac/amp and analog options.... not too mention in those pictures above , the headphone out circuit/ section takes up nearly a third of the compartment.... it's certainly isn't the most elegantly designed headphone out circuit but definitely wasn't an afterthought either.
Also in terms of pure SQ, disregarding the power issue you had with your Beyers.... do you think the Onkyo or the TEAC was better?
Thanks for the review.... and putting this on my radar. Kudos