Originally Posted by longbowbbs
The current W4S DAC2 DSDse eliminates that problem. I just sent mine back in for the new Femto clock upgrade.....Life is good in W4S land...
Hmm the W4S sounds interesting..
I am comparing the BDA-2 side by side with an Auralic vega at the moment and still find the vega to have the sabre shoutyness; while the BDA-2 is still more delicate and emotional; while having better imaging too..
It seems the vega can get congested when it comes to very complicated music - can become too much at times..
Another major thing i notice is the BDA-2 has more bass impact and control; I really did not think i would be able to determine it so easily between these two higher end DAC's
The BDA-2 seems to seperate it so that the congestion is no longer there..
Female vocals are pushed foward on the vega while the BDA-2 allows for the delicacy to stay intact - love it!
Bear in mine this is my opinion only.. using HD800, LCD-3 via an Auralic Taurus.
Both USB to the PC~
The Vega does have a larger sound stage; but worse imaging - strange.. the vega almost sounds artifically large; while congested at the same time? Don't know how to explain this one..
I would like to add..
The Vega definately does not sound as 'BAD' as i am making it out to be, oh the contrary it is a great sounding DAC - I think it is going to come down to preference more than anything.. although it seems my preference lies within the bryston.
Edited by Revogamer - 3/26/14 at 1:36am