The M8 is worth it tho, but you do need the amp too so it's just not a very transportable option.
By the way, for Europeans, I'm thinking of flipping my VA2+M8+P1 stack.... works fine but I have some unfrugal gluttony for the Sony TA-ZH1ES and well, one makes the other redundant.
Well I just got the M8 via Massdrop, will have to wait like a month or so now until it arrives.
I also ordered a Topping A3 amp.
At $113 shipped it was too good to pass up and try out.
Magni 2 Uber is far too powerful for my sensitive headphones & IEM's and the O2 Amp doesn't have a Aux Passthrough, meaning I need a second box which brings the total cost for one to around $175 with shipping and requires more hardware + unmatching hardware.
The M8 (and later on the Modi Multibit) will match with the Topping A3 which from the pictures seems to be very well built.
They have designed an audio stack of D30 + A30 to compete I guess with SMSL's M8 + VA2 + P1 stack, although they are coming in at basically half the price with very similar if not the same features.
Edited by Jimster480 - 3/1/17 at 9:35pm