QUOTE(wim1983 @ Mar 17 2015, 04:59 PM)
Well objectively I do not want to rely in DSD decoding, also it's way too luxury to go that so called "high bit" way, ODAC will work just fine with 24bit, which suffice for line level volume adjustment using a preamp or even professional studio mixing, for preamp volume adjust, O2 amp with 1X gain setting will do, I have seen some people already did this, by placing special order to JDS Labs, can't wait to try myself, in any way I found that mostly sound less perfect because of the speakers, or the amplifier, back to the 4 parameters: noise, distortion, frequency response, and time-based error
For headphone amp, O2 amp is enough for me, maybe a bigger volume knob for better look
They support DSD decoding, but doesn't mean that you must use it to play DSD files only. Many buy them only for playing flac actually.
Also high resoution doesn't make the dac better than other DAC that doesn't support.
Just like Musical Paradise MP-D1 MK2 which doesn't support DSD is a much better DAC than Aune X1 pro DSD.
But anyway, since you are confident with ODAC, can go ahead to try it ya.