Choosing an audiophile amp and DAC are difficult because audiophiles will tell you a great deal of unscientific wine-tasting descriptions of how each component sounds, then recommend whatever they bought. As soon as you pick one, the same people blame it for any flaw or disappointment you find. “Oh, you aren’t impressed by these expensive headphones? Burn them in for 600 more hours, upgrade that inferior stock cable, and replace that harsh DAC.” It’s exhausting. Marco
I understand what Marco is experiencing. My dad was an audiophile. As a teenager, I remember him spending hours analyzing his components to find the source of "flaws". He would often pull me in for listening tests. I remember him having buying three separate brands of speaker and testing each for a month to make his final buying decision.