I have been living with a Brooklyn DAC+ for a few weeks now. No experience with the original version. I use it primarily to listen to MQA releases on Tidal and it does a great job. The built in headphone amp is as good as a Magni 3 I also have on my desk. The only complaint I have with the DAC+ is when using the Toslink optical in for PCM from my TV there is a problem with digital glare. The glare I hear is only on Toslink in ... not USB ... and am working with support on it to find a fix.