Was very curious to try a standalone external dac after trying bursons v5 opamps in my Asus Xonar Essence STX II and was very happy indeed but got tired of the lack of driver support after a very short time. After recieving the Burson play and installing the v6 vivid opamps it sounded amazing. I’m by no means a audio pro in any way but do enjoy music,movies and gaming and so can very much appreciate the quality in this solid machine. A very nice upgrade,even from a sound card.