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This or the ODAC? Currently using the SMSL SD-793II amp/dac combo and have already joined the drop for the Cavelli amp. Would this or the ODAC be a better pairing with my coming amp? I own and use both the K7XX and Fostex TH-X00 headpohones.
I have the M8 and the O2/ODAC made by Mayflower. I llike the M8 much better than the ODAC for two reasons. First it is more versatile in connections. The ODAC is strictly RCA. THE SMSL M8 had RCA, optical and coaxial options. Second, the ODAC only plays hi/res up to 96/24 if I'm not mistaken. the SMSL M8 can phi-res all the way g up to DSD. I don't have a loy of DSD, but I like having the option.
in terms of SQ, and assuming the file is 96/24, which do you think plays better?
For listening to music or movies, which do you prefer, ODAC or M8?
I think they’re very similar. Nothing wrong with the SQ in either ito my ears. Picking a winner has to be based on versatility, and the M8 is the more versatile.
For music the M8. I have many files, such as my 192/24 and a few DSD that the ODAC can’t play. For movies either one.