This arrived today and I've only had a couple of hours to listen to it so my initial impressions are short for now. On my 2ch rig, (no headphones), I'm using the coax input and balanced outputs.This thing sounds clean and snappy. I mean that in a good way, not lean or sterile. The thing I noticed first is that vocals pop out of the mix more than I remember from the Yggdrasil A2. This seems to have that closer to the stage sound rather than at the back of the hall. The image doesn't sound very deep initially, but the width and focus seems good. I also noticed drums were punchy and toms sounded right to me. There was good impact and texture. This thing has a little meat on the bones. I mostly did a run throught with Peter Murphy/ Bauhaus/ Love and Rockets and some Siouxsie and the Banshees so I'll check on some other genres when I have some time. But initially this is a fun sounding DAC. I'll try to post some more in the next day or two after I let it cook in for a while.