The RME punches above its price as a DAC. The amp section is not bad, but only mediocre.How does the Burson amp compare to RME?
The 3XP in 'headphone power amp mode' with balanced output is just much more dynamic, detailed, spacious, clear. With some exaggeration it is like switching from an old radio to a proper hi-fi system. Flat versus spacious, blurred versus detailed, soft versus dynamic.