Probably has been hashed and rehashed ad infinitum by now, but, (I’m fairly new to the community, so apologies in advance if I’m bringing up a tired-old subject) I’ve recently taken my Sonore microRendu out of the chain and am going from my Roon ROCK USB-out direct to my Oppo UDP-205 USB DAC; actually fairly soon after acquiring the Rendu. Not trying to create controversy, but just trying to assess an overall feeling of opinion – Which do you think sounds better; ROCK USB Direct-to-USB DAC vs. any intermediary USB Cleaner/Filter/Modifier (Sonore, SOtM, iFi, UpTone, etc)? Truth is, I’m just too lazy to reintegrate the microRendu at this point for comparisons, unless it is truly revelatory. Now thinking of relegating the microRendu to my bedroom setup, mainly as a music streamer. I, for one, haven’t experienced any life-altering listening differences, but I like it as a product.