I'm sorry to betray my MS brethren here - but things EVOLVE.
When @warrenpchi and I heard the original GEEK (the USB Dongle DAC/amp) at RMAF we said to each other - uh oh, the microStreamer killer!!
BUT - I haven't lived with it yet! Should have one early January.
However if you can get in on the Geek Pulse,
well - I gotta lay my head on the pillow at night, so I can't pull punches, and I don't - so...
GO FOR IT!
That's what my gut tells me.
I mean, look at my face while listening to the lil GEEK driving my LCD-3s (I think it says it al) at RMAF 2013:
SO sorry for going off-topic here guys!!