Originally Posted by geekhd
The change you perceive is your hearing sense getting used to it. Retailers put out such recommendations so that the customers don't return them as easily after spending $1000 - 1500 on a DAC only to not notice the difference worthy of such high price. Boutique cable companies do this too. Sorry but the truth is something called "marketing strategy".
I'll bet someone from Wyred would want to counter me for exposing this. It's all about the money.
Of course it's about the money. But, I feel it's an interesting time for the music and movie enthusiast.
I have used some coins during the years building up my HT to be able to play everything from CD, SACD, DVD-Audio, BD-Audio plus movies in DVD and BluRay formats.
My CD collection grew too large and I digitized it to be able to play it from a computer. Some of it is FLAC and I also have it in APE and Wavepack
My believe is that higher resolution music will find it's way to a broader audience than those who bought SACD and DVD-Audio. (I have also a large SACD and DVD-Audio collection)
I can assure you that the W4S DAC2 really is a very nice add-on in my PC playing chain.
Of course the WAF factor could be higher , but that's another story.