Originally Posted by Capri87
yup i know, O2 is a very transparent amp and doesnt add any color to the original sound, so i suppose odac should be somewhere around that signature. your words make sense, but going by logical thinking, if one thing is more expensive than the other, there must be something in it to warrant that premium, which is what everyone is so curious about that leads to upgrading and upgrading
As I said, spending more money on DACs provides the least return on SQ in your whole setup. For instance, if you were debating between the ODAC and a $500 DAC, you should sell your Swans and upgrade them for the best bang for your buck (or add a sub).
And no. Just because something is more expensive doesn't mean it results in better sound. Audiophiles buy expensive stuff all the time that makes no sense scientifically, and the evidence suggests that they are likely convincing themselves that it sounds better. For example, power cables.