Conducted blind tests on my family today using these 2 DACs. Taught my daughter how to swap between DACs safely and had some fun being blind tested myself.
Gross may be a few years old but with the Kraftwerk power supply and driving via USB, it's said to be still close to even the Kompakt recently released. The Ares II is the newer model. I got them for similar money so thought it's a worthy test of a good DAC chip vs a ladder R2R solution.
May not be an exhaustive blind test but the tester chose the order to test the two DACs for each song, the person being tested on d