I have to say ever since calyx M I have faith in Sabre DAC, it is just the people who implement them seem to tune them differently. To me calyx M brought the best out of 9018. It is because of them I am looking into a new exciting product which is partially based on 9018, the WMP-D2. With PG I enjoy using Kaede II however I do have other favourites but whenever I get asked about PG favourite pairing for some reason kaedee II always comes in my mind right away. Lately I am craving for better UI this is why I am still in this hobby, and it has nothing to do with me not wanting to admit I have an audio addiction. Sometimes when I think of all the money I spend on this hobby, that cold sweat almost sets on my forehead -_- Moral is enjoy the music, dont look into gears. I have been rocking Alien and PSB M4U4 for almost two weeks, I am liking it so much I dont really care for anything else to listen to currently.