Just ordered the new Oppo HA-2 SE from Oppo.com. I will report back here after some break-in period. https://www.oppodigital.com/headphone-amplifier-ha-2SE/ Not that I find whathifi a super reliable source for reviews, but at least SE got a promising review there. http://www.whathifi.com/oppo/ha-2-se/review I also read from the original HA-2 forum that a user preferred the original compared to SE. I don't have the original, so I won't be able to add any value there, but I hope there will be more users who heard the both to provide us with comparisons between two.