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How about the actual ODAC? Judging from your thread title and your signature, it seems like there is a bit of confusion about terminology -- "ODAC" is a specific model of DAC, designed by nwavguy and made by a few different companies such as JDS Labs and Mayfair Electronics. It's not a synonym for "DAC."
A lot of people like the ODAC. It can be had in combination with O2 amp as billybob mentioned, or by itself. By itself, it's around half of your target price... IDK if you are trying to spend close to $300 or if that is just the limit.
You might be able to find a used Bifrost with USB for around $300. There is also the Maverick Tubemagic D1 for $199. The Grant Fidelity TubeDAC-11 is $389.