Pretty much as the title suggests. I need a fairly inexpensive unit that still sounds good for the office rig. I am currently using an AMC DAC8 and I like the sound of it, but want to utilize a USB input so I don't have to mess around bypassing the Windows mixer and driver's etc.
I'm looking to spend around $200 or less and would like the same type of performance I'm getting from the DAC8. That shouldn't be that hard as when I opened it up, it's pretty bare in there. Not much to it at all.
Lost and lots of Chinese based units that look very nice on paper and in photos but I hope someone has some actual impressions based on real world use.
I have yet to hit headfi or Audio Karma sites but if you have links let me know.
These look interesting and the parts quality seems really high........higher than in the AMC DAC8
This one espcially even though it's more than I want to spend.
Ideas, comments, discussion, etc.