Sound is crisp, clear and well defined. This DAC has just the features I sought in a DAC/amp. My previous compact DAC often cut out, had a digital volume control with no readout, and was severely limited in how broad a stream it could handle. I’ve been using this with a pair of Sennheiser HD660S headphones and the 4.4mm balanced cable.
Listening to FLAC recordings and hi-def music streaming apps (e.g. Tidal) is the listening experience I’ve sought for years but haven’t been able to afford. I’m listening to more music than ever and enjoying it far more. I cannot believe that this beautifully designed unit only cost $25 more than the tiny, unreliable DAC I had been using.