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There was nothing about the sound quality etc. in the review.. he is getting worse these days.
There’s obviously not much to say about sound quality. The parity that DACs these days are reaching with similar chipsets are basically indistinguishable barring any anomaly of serious error. SMSL and Topping are right there near the top with respect to their product offerings and similarities in performance at the given price points.

If the complaint is only the lack of remote compared to the competition, that’s basically the only negative worth mentioning. The sorts of sound quality difference between DACs that the human ear can detect without instant source switching and playing of single-tones is almost nonexistent I would guess, especially at sane volume levels.
 
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Yeah Mandy, which has better specs? More finess, clarity? If I remember right su 8 has somekind of ess sabre 9038 mobile chip variation, not the pro one, which is in expensive dacs like LKS. Even it is dual set up in su 8 , m300 might beat it with one akm 4497 which is the top of the line chip.
 

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Yeah Mandy, which has better specs? More finess, clarity? If I remember right su 8 has somekind of ess sabre 9038 mobile chip variation, not the pro one, which is in expensive dacs like LKS. Even it is dual set up in su 8 , m300 might beat it with one akm 4497 which is the top of the line chip.
Chip isn't everything. RME ADI-2 is one of the best and uses 1x akm4490, that's it. Implementation and quality of components is far more important.
 

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