Hi firegon and welcome to our club. Although I've now got the Euforia, I agree with everything you say about Elise...as do other lucky owners lol! And am glad the gamble paid off for you . I too love the sound that comes from these amps via the Beyers - mine being v1. I must admit, one does need to be a bit careful when matching other gear to these cans - anything rather excessive in the treble department can prove tricky lol! But any minor shortcomings in this area have now been totally obliterated by replacing the HP cable with a DIY one using Neotech UPOCC silver wire...truly amazing IMHO...(the fixed cable in v1 is a mixed blessing, but does mean one can 'go direct' with the new wires - carefully!! - and eliminate at least one set of connectors...which is my new mission in life lol!). Good idea to spend plenty of time 'acclimatising' to Elise with stock tubes...that tuberolling 'rabbit hole' can wait a wee while - then the addiction can begin!! ....CHEERS!...and ENJOY!...CJ ps. That DAC sure looks nice...would love to see how the Hugo2 compares!