Lots of talk about wondering if DAC A++ sounds better than DAC A within a particular brand, and if its worth it, and should I wait etc.
IMO, its those reasons why a manufacturer needs to introduce a very reasonably priced piece, like the Schiit's, Wryd's, iFi's, M2Tech, Wadia's etc, have done so we can hear it WITH OUR SYSTEM, and judge for ourselves. I'm not going to audition a $3K DAC that I cant afford. Makes no sense. I will buy/audition a $200 DAC that I may actually may keep, and then think about their higher end stuff as time goes on, and I inevitably start looking for an 'upgrade'. I have sent some $200 DAC's back BTW, and I feel that was a real 'miss' for that manufacturer, to not take the time and effort needed to make the affordable piece a work of art.
I have one piece of Wryd4Sound kit that I really like, and now I 'trust' that I could probably like some of their other stuff, due to how well they did with their $300 uLink USB/SPDIF converter, for example. Same with iFi. I like the iDSD nano. I think they did a superb job, and the sound is 'enjoyable', which was not an easy (cheap) feet for digital only 5-10 yrs ago. Now it is.