Exactly. A good product shouldn't have anything to fear.
What sample rates and bit depths does Modi support?
16/44 to 24/96, including 24/88.2.
That's the same as the ODAC.
How can you do this when other guys are trying to sell plastic USB key DACs for 2.5x the price?
Because we aren’t greedy, and our packaging is ugly.
Ouch...(I'm guessing this is referring to the AudioQuest Dragonfly)
stoner acoustics UD100, but thats DAC only, not amp as well
Yup it doesnt support 88.2...
While the ODAC doesn’t support 24/88, it does support the audibly identical 24/44. It’s trivial to re-sample 24/88 audio to 24/44 with no artifacts as it’s a simple divide-by-two operation (and one the operating system will perform for you automatically). I know many audiophiles probably think they’re losing something, but nobody has proven they are.
Yeah my bad, I was thinking 24/88, which the O2 still doesn't support but 24/44 sounds nearly identical, unless you truly have "golden ears".
I'm happy with 16/44 because I can't tell the difference between that and other sample rates. Downsampling so-called "HD" 24/96 music sounds the same to me.
Added distortion in the mythical "1000 dollar amp" aside, that exactly right. If the O2 is transparent, adding $850 of parts and profit won't yield better sound because it can't.
You are so correct....it was meant as slightly "funny" response....lol....in good humor...
I have some SACD stuff but bought it to see for myself how much better etc this stuff is compared to good ole 2 ch 44.1/16 bits etc..
Needless to say, but I will say it anyway!
"Except for the sounstage...not really any better to me"....just different depending how the SACD was recorded and mastered etc...
This is all assuming that the measurements provided for the amps are actually meaningful to music reproduction. In this case, the measurements give us a shallow look to see if there's anything glaringly wrong with the amps, but they can't give you actual performance characteristics when fed complex music-- unless of course, your hobby is to sit at your desk and listen to two-tone sinewaves all day. No discriminating here.