SO glad you think so!! That was our aim (when we started talking about the HiFi-M8 before it even had a name)! We wanted to be the first to offer a battery-powered iDevice & computer DAC (all were one or the other at the time)!! Feature set was a serious consideration, but what I love most about Michael Goodman's designs (I still rock my DACmini CX and PX as part of my Audiophile Desktop System w/ PRIDE!!) is that he goes after musicality and performance FIRST. Everything else follows, and he follows that up well at all times. The DACport was my portable reference DAC/head-amp for a couple years! I still keep it on-hand in the office for reference against nu stuff.
Like I said above - I'm waiting for a HiFi-M8 like a junkie waiting for his daily dose in the vein!!!!
the CEntrance ADS (Audiophile Desktop System) is the BEST portable desktop solution out there (desktop speaker & great h-phone amp solution), IMO!!
W/ the custom Pelican case - it allows me to get my writing and consulting work done where-ever I go (pictured here at a B&B
in Northern Cali)!!!!