Ok, so I was planning on getting an inexpensive, but good USB-SPDIF converter (Yulong U18 is front runner) to use between my MacBook Pro and Denon AVC-A1SE amp (very good for music) and my second system using a Xindak DAC5. I want to play 24/192 Flac files.
However, I then though that either a dedicated media source like the QLS-QA660 or Aune S1 & X6 may be a better option, although twice the price. Then, deciding right now that I can't afford to spend over £150, I considered a Ibasso DX50 or a Blu Ray player capable of Falc playback via USB, such as the 2013/14 Panasonic range.
Now, my dilemma is, which will result in the best SQ and that is where you guys come in. For £150, which route will get me the best sound? Remember, my DAC's only have Coaxial or Toslink. Do any of the affordable Blu Ray players have low jitter outputs via SPDIF or do they only concentrate on HDMI jitter reduction now?
I do believe that when I have more money, I will plump for either an Oppo 105 or a dedicated HiFi file player/DAC that is also capable of DSD (QLS-QA860 for instance) but for now, I just want the best improvement over straight Toslink out of my laptop that £150 can buy.
Thanks for any advice.