I'm just worried that some reviews, such as this one:
say that the ODAC has problems such as this:
For the most part, it appears to be a fair review.
I've been reading ODAC reviews for months, but this is the first claim of such noise I've seen. I've never heard such a noise. He states he hears noise when the ODAC "has a lot of work to do to sort everything out", but what is that supposed to mean? He's also an "op-amp roller". These don't reflect well on the reliability of his conclusions, in my opinion.
It doesn't matter how good (or bad) something sounds to one reviewer, another reviewer will have the opposite opinion. Before going on a single review, or on my recommendation, see how many other reviewers agree.
Edit: I have no reason to believe the ODAC produces better audio than the DACMini LX or vice versa. Clearly, the LX has features the ODAC lacks. It might even have better build quality, not that I think the ODAC is lacking. In fact, if their DACMini CX (not LX) was priced similarly to the ODAC+O2, I would have seriously considered it.
Edited by HamilcarBarca - 11/8/12 at 8:59pm