Anyone upgrade from a gen1 to a gen2 and can describe its sound quality differences?
I'm debating about upgrading my WA7 gen1 (which I love) but at $499 I'm wondering if it's worth it. $500 could get me a pretty nice used standalone DAC, though at the expense of desktop clutter.
Have you heard a Sabre DAC, and I mean the better ones? There are some out there that are quite excruciating, to my ears.
The amplifier upgrade is certainly good. The DAC change may be something you like or dislike, based on your tastes. To my ears, many songs are pure heaven, while some others are painful - too resolving sometimes for my personal enjoyment. My recommendation would be to listen to a few Sabre options.