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Curious, how does this compare to the O2+ODAC (or as some call it, O2D) combo?
Already asked. See DeathbyMusic's reply above (or previous pages).
edit: It dawned on me that people who ask such a question probably don't know what they're getting into, specifically if they're relatively new to the audiophile community or hi-fi in general.
I tend to believe that people who are interested in a product such as the m9XX are people who are already familiar with hi-fi and pretty much know what they're getting themselves into. They know what they want in their DAC/amp.
I don't own either units, but I think the O2+ODAC is quite a different beast from the m9XX.
The way I see it, the O2 and ODAC were designed with the idea that "one-size-fits-most." It was also meant to put hifi into an affordable reach to the masses and introduce more people into the audiophile community. Both are fairly barebones, but this is also what allowed it to be relatively inexpensive, yet high on performance.
On the other hand, the m9XX offers many more features than the O2+ODAC, such as crossfeed, very high sampling rate support, DSD support, two headphone outputs, plus many others. For example, the m9XX is for those who listen to high sample rate music (which I don't), or music in DSD format (which I don't).
Anyone can spend more money to get something "better," but only you can decide on what is "better" for yourself.
Uh, no sorry to disappoint, been around in the community and industry since 4 years.
I was actually asking with respect to the performance and measurement specifics. Is the 300 dollar price premium worth the second headphone output on the same power line and the better measurements?
Or am I just better off recommending two O2D purchases and using ASIO4ALL to have the audio stream sent to two O2Ds each with their own individual listening levels and independent headphone lines?