I personally give more weight to my own experience than anyone else comments. I have made one mistake buying Conductor based on glowing comments on how great its DAC is in this very thread, then the second one buying quite expensive USB/SPDIF converter to make up for so called USB receiver deficiency.
Helped just as much as lipstick on the pig.
For me the lesson learned - get a better DAC and don't fall for that "better cable/converter/power supply" tweaks, in the end you'll spend more for a very marginal improvement.
Dude, get your ears checked! Just kidding. Truly great sound is expensive. Once heard it becomes easy to find the faults in lesser cost equipment. I think the largest percentage of those here believe the Conductor achieves' the experience they paid for. You did not. I believe you. Although I disagree about the pig part, I value your opinion. LOL
Edited by RubyTiger - 10/14/13 at 8:45am