My Impressions are as follows :
Got my Aune T1 hooked up to my laptop ( win 7 ). Configured Foobar to use WASAPI output component and used my source FLAC files to listen to my known songs which are my favorites.
First track was Hotel California by Eagles and i was in awe by the clear guitar strings and deep bass on the drums and this was at less than 1/4 the volume on the knob.
I soon figured that my AUNE was setup for 16dB and hence turned off all the switches back to 0dB, after this have to go up to 30-40% volume on my knob for a reasonable good listening volume.
Havent done the burn-in completely, just couple of hours on the weekend, but they are quite good/ vfm product and this i am comparing with PA2V2 which is not fair becuase that is a portable amp and it does its job really well. The sound is way way way ahead better than my headphones plugged in to the normal heaphones.
Oh, btw i do not have any FLAC 24bit files to test my output, all with normal 16bit FLAC files and few wav files. I need to purchase some music from Qobuz or some other sites to test the quality of output on 24 bit files.
i did read the suggestions on the Tubes, but again my tastes are listed in my own quote above and request some "recommendations" on tubes.
Hmm , I've just starting to use foobar after knowing winamp will be discontinue later this month. WASAPI is something new to me after reading your post , I googled it and downloaded/installed/ and using it now, but what does it do tho?