I am what I would call a traditional audiophile in that I have not embraced streaming. I like owning my recordings and having a physical music library. I recently purchased a CD transport to replace my older tube out put CD player. I year or so ago I had purchased the Monoprice Liquid Spark dac by Alex Cavelli as an experiment. My main CD player was in need of repair and I had an old adcom with digital out on hand so I tried the Monoprice. Today I am running my transport through the Monoprice in my main system and I have been wondering if I can do better than the Monoprice. I have been reading reviews and opinions but the more I read the more confused I become. I turn here for reviews on the measurements of products I am considering and the opinions of others with more knowledge and experience that I. So finally the question. Does it make sense to purchase something like the well regarded Gustard X16 to replace the Monoprice? Will there be a discernable difference? Does the difference in the measurements of 2 dacs mean they sound different??