Hello, first post here.
I recently purchased a pair of Paradigm's Shift A2 active speakers to use with my PC and now I'm in the market for a USB DAC to go with them. What I don't need is a headphone amp because I only rarely use my Sennheiser HD 280pro's and I don't want to spend any extra money on them.
I've narrowed it down to the HRT Music Streamer II or the ODAC via JDSLabs, unless someone can convince me otherwise. I was considering just getting a UCA202 because it's only $30 dollars but I spent $560 on these speakers and I want to hear their full potential.
I like solid build quality and transparent sound reproduction (although I'm not opposed to a little musicality).
Can anyone tell me the strengths and weaknesses of these two devices compared to each other?
EDIT: I should have said I am using a laptop, so I can't install a sound card.
Edited by HobGadling - 10/2/12 at 8:24pm