As to the BADA USB and OR5 comments, I actually agree with this (the sense of air and space) but to much more limited extent (based on testing with the Alpha2 and Vega.)
OR5 AES +15
Berkeley Alpha USB AES +16
Even, then I felt the differences were too close to call (especially when we went back and forth). Changing the OR5 from Kernel Streaming to WASAPI in JRiver MC seemed to even up the score. I still gave the BADA USB the benefit of the doubt by giving it one extra point. All this keeping in mind that my OR5 is close to stock, lacking any SPDIF upgrades.
Where the OR5 runs away from the BADA USB is with the i2s output, which the Berkeley does not provide. And only a few DACs offer an compatible i2s input.
There are so many variables. Did you try ASIO4All and JPLAY? With the converters I had around I preferred these two a notch above the rest.