I've been digging the forums and I didn't really see any reviews or X vs Y on USB audio interfaces. A few people own those and them some, but how does it compare to a DAC+Headphone amp ?
My guess is that the middle priced interfaces, like the Motu Microbook II or the Native Instrument Komplete Audio 6, have pretty good components. Those companies are well known for making high quality products for audio professionals.
Why should I pay $200 for just a headphone DAC+Amp solution when for a tad bit more, I could get 2 outputs and 2 inputs via an interface that have 24 bits / 96Khz DACs and all those shenanigans ?
Dear Head-fiers, please enlighten me.