The product in came in very fast, it was will packaged and felt heavy for it size. After watching numerous reviews I decided on the soloist vs rather than the conductor ( I already had capable dac else I would have gone that route ). The Soloist brought out more soul and energy in my music especially on high gain. it was more full bodied, impactful and artucilate than my THX with the empyrean’s, no need to ever look back. Great purchase, great product at a great price, keep in mind it does sound better after some burn in for sure.