So aside form sound quality, I also consier functionality when I'm bying a dac.
Do you have any other sources you plan to use? Gaming systems, Dvd players anything you feel that you may need to or want to plug into your dac. I my self plugged my Wii U into my TV then used the Digital out of my TV [SpDif] and ran that straight into my dac then my amp, so if you have or plan on getting another source, then consider the inputs and outputs your dac has. If you only have on source, then considering getting a Dac with multiple out puts, so you can feed your dac into multiple amps. My biggest issue with the oDac was onyl one ou tput, and at the time I owned 2 amps. ANd I liked a different amp with a different headphone as well. [I had a tube and a solid state]
when I had my first set up, my oDac, My M Stage and my Millet Hybrid amp I really craved for two outputs on my dac, as a new member I encourage you to get a new dac with at least multiple out puts. So in teh future when and if you decide to try and buy other amps [it is fun listeing to new gear I think] you won't have to constantly b switching cables. Even if we are talking months down teh road, investing in a more functional dac is always a good idea!
Edited by Mshenay - 12/18/13 at 11:19am