Originally Posted by Hamilcar Barca
The inexpensive Behringer UCA-202 is a true high-fidelity unit unless high-fidelity is defined as meaning "high priced." Digital-to-analog conversion has advanced greatly over the last couple of decades, so unless price is the only object there are many such low-priced devices.
I have an 80's vintage high end audio system so no I don't equate hi-fidelity with high prices. At the price of $29.99 on Amazon, the UCA-202 is definitely worth a listen, however this review on blogspot ( http://nwavguy.blogspot.com/2011/02/behringer-uca202-review.html
) describes the 202 as being a very good hi-fi unit, but, "if you’re not looking for a high-end solution, the UCA202 might fill the need" still as I say at the price it is worth a listen.
The problem with really high quality sound equipment is that so much of it is way over engineered and over priced. I would hope there are other pieces of gear out there that are priced somewhere between the $29.99 UCA-202 and the $2000 DAC2.