Okay, so I made a thread previously regarding which DAC to pick up. I wanted something with optical in, so I could use it with my PS4 and U-Verse receiver.
Only received 1 reply, but while shopping around and reading reading reading, I decided I'd remedy my indecision by throwing money at it, and just buying stuff!!
So, although the HD598's I ordered still haven't arrived, I decided to also order the Q701's to compare with. And although I wanted optical in, I thought I'd order the Modi + Vali combo, and see if that worked with my PS4 and receiver.
Question is, I'm still unsure if that was a good choice, considering that my main use will be for watching movies from my PC, watching TV, and playing games on the PS4. From scouring the forums, I've seen posts mentioning that the modi is good for music, but that there would be better options out there for movies / tv / and games, since apparently it's 2 ch only, whereas with optical I'd be taking advantage of the sound card and yada yada. I'm not well versed in the technical side of the audio world yet.
So, without spending more money... would there be a better option than the Modi for Movies and Games while staying at the Modi's price point??
Please help, I don't have very many days until I can return the unit. I think I'd like to keep the Vali however, since I've read so many good things.
I did take a look at the Audioengine D1, however, the reviews just seemed to lack enthusiasm. Seems like a stale dac / amp.