Topic: Which ADI-2 model for music listening through headphone jack?
Hi, I'm a bit confused after diving into the specification and discussion among all ADI-2 models.
How I plan to use it:
-as a DAC&Headphone amp to drive my headphones; and sometimes
-as a DAC in a stereo system.
Features I need (on top of basic DAC function):
-DSD&Hi-Res decoding ability;
-at least one (good) Headphone output.
Basically these are all I need. quite simple right?
I understand these features are shared among many RME models. What I would like to know is, with my (somewhat simple) requirement, which model/models among the ADIs perform the best, in terms of sound quality? And if some models are just as good when used in this way, which is the most affordable one?
P.S. I'm also looking at Chord Hugo 2. RME's design is better in my view, and Chord Hugo 2 is way more expensive...Any comments?