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In looking for a DAC with headphone amp in this price range, I've come across the same mentions over and over:


Grace Audio m903

Mytek Stereo 192-DSD DA

Benchmark DAC2

Yulong DA8

Anedio D2

Linx Hilo

ExaSound e20

Antelope Zodiac Gold (there is currently a used one in this price range)


Most reviews and discussions gloss over headphone amp capabilities, however.  Anyone have experience comparing any of these?


If none of them have serious HP Amp chops, should I consider:

NAD M51, Ayre QB-9, or even stretching to an Auralic Vega or Metrum Hex (maybe I can find used)?