I'm going to apologize for being the million person to ask this question, but I've been pouring over these forums for a week and I am more confused now than when I started. Anyway on to my question: I have about $300 to invest in my first DAC ( really a DAC/Headamp combo ) and I'm baffled by what I should buy. I was originally looking at the Maverick D1, but it seems like it needs a bit of modding to sound good. I'm guessing my next step would be to get a standalone head phone amp so it would be nice if the DAC/Amp combo had a bypass. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!