Both of these amplifier/DAC combos are identical in price here in blighty, and from looking at an older thread comparing the amplifier of the two, opinions were mixed, I'm wondering if anyone has compared the amp/dac versions of these devices.
The Matrix M-stage looks to more convenient for desk use, power input on the rear, 6.3mm native support for my headphones (In which 80% of them are 6.3mm), large and heavy which believe it or not, is an advantage for me. However the Objective2 amp/dac looks to have more of a black background, neutral response, but without being able to audition them, it's a tricky decision.
My favourite part of the music is the mids/vocals, and I've heard the Objective2 can really butcher the mids (Headfonia review and other personal opinions) which worries me quite a bit.
This is purely for desk use only, the battery usage on the Objective2 doesn't interest me at all.
Edited by eltocliousus - 10/20/12 at 2:20pm