HRT Streamer II+
Well I've gone and done it now.
Bought one of these things with no audition. Hope I like it!
The story behind this, and its rushed purchase, is that my employer is allowing me to spend upto £200 for a long-service award. I could have claimed it and spent it any time this financial year but hey no one told me so I have 13 days to put my claim in.
So I figured I'd treat myself to this well-reviewed DAC for my Mac Mini, and get it for less than £100, effectively.
Other highly-reviewed DACs are available of course but I was ultimately swayed by how small and discrete it is and the fact it doesn't need a separate power supply (not enough mains sockets as it is!)
My current main source is a CD52MkII KI. I wonder how the HRT will compare sonically