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SMSL M8 DAC

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I've got one of these dacs up for sale on Ebay. I'm not selling it here, just wanted to know how do I determine what is better when comparing dacs?

I'd prefer a balanced dac, and pairing it with my loxjie p20.

I'm looking at both the smsl m300 and su-8.
 
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I've got one of these dacs up for sale on Ebay. I'm not selling it here, just wanted to know how do I determine what is better when comparing dacs?

I'd prefer a balanced dac, and pairing it with my loxjie p20.

I'm looking at both the smsl m300 and su-8.
I use su-8 to feed balanced signal to loxjie p20. Su-8 use ESS chip while m300 use AK chip. M300 does not have a separate power usb port while the su-8 has dedicated power input. Amir identified an issue with Smsl m100 (similar to smsl m300 w/o balaced output) which performs poorly with usb input just powered by the usb source. If not for this design flaw I would have gotten the m300.
 
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