BubbaJay, I know you responded to my PM - thanks for that - but have you actually gone back and forth with your X5ii (using its DAC) vs. the Mimby and heard a significant difference between the two? Do you only hear this "detailed warmth" and "analog feel" with the Mimby, and you don't with the X5ii? I guess I'm skeptical that there can be much difference, based on what I've read about differences in DACs, and knowing that the Fiio DACs get very good reviews. A part of me actually wants to add a Modi to my Magni 3 and make a Schitt stack. But I'm also reluctant to invest in more gear, and having to deal with it, if I don't really need it. Of course I can buy a Modi and return it if I don't hear any benefit, but that's also a pain in the a$$.