@Josh358 Yea, there is no glare of significance from the Y2 DAC. It's not live music, but nothing is except for live, but I find it very listenable. The original Yggdrasil A2 sounded different, more precise in some ways, but also more metallic and sterile. I prefer the Y2 version, smoother, more analog like, but feed it a good recording and the output can be near the dynamics of a live performance, and.... nothing sounds harsh or digital like (maybe a touch of that, but not much). Definitely do not judge your Yggdrasil A2 out of the box cold. I hate pseudo science, but agree with others here that it sounds like crap when cold, but once warmed up, everything changes for the better. I will be keeping my Yggdrasil A2 2 until the day it no longer functions, and hope that Schiit is around to fix it then. Sounds like music. @schiit problem now is your products are so enjoyable, I am in no rush to upgrade. Y2 + Mojo 2 with tubes of choice, I am in no rush to upgrade anything.