I received my 105D today.
I hooked it up to my tv and first look tells me that the picture is superb. More on that later.
Then I hooked up cables from the analog outs of the 105D into my Sansui 9090DB vintage 130w receiver, which is connected to a set of vintage stacked Large Advents. My favorite setup for music.
Next I set up the Wi-Fi on the 105d and tried Pandora.
My jaw is still on the floor. Holy %$#@!!!!!! Pandora sounds as good as a CD. The magic that the DAC is putting out is something didn't expect. I thought it would be good, but WOW. Pretty amazing. I'm not an audio techie. I'm just a vintage audio guy who owned a lot of nice gear back in the 70's and is enjoying it again through a lot of restored gear I have acquired.
I got the same wonderful results when I plugged my iPod Touch into the 105D and played some of my iTunes music. Even with iTunes downloaded music, I am hearing details that were not there before, and with a warmth that makes me giggle like a school girl.
Next I dropped in a CD. One of Frank Zappa's live disc series, "You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore". It sounds like vinyl. Seriously. It doesn't sound like a CD. Simply amazing. To me at least. It sounds as good as my Dual 1249 directly into the Sansui playing a vinyl record. The soundstage was really good. My 59 year old ears still know what sounds good.
I know next to nothing about DACs. But I had been using my Oppo 103 and while the music sounded good, it was NOTHING like this. No comparison.
Bravo Oppo!! Expensive player, but holey cow.....superb video was a given. I had no idea the audio would be so good.
And just to add....the Darbee video thingy looks great from what I tried. I'll get to that later. Sorry to ramble on, but ts been a while since a product made me this excited.