At the moment, I’m using as primarly Roon endpoint an U1 mini with USB out to a Primare PRE35 Prisma and sometimes to a Topping D70.
Sound is ok, but not really better as from a SOtM Neo to the same DACs.
In Roon I’ve activated the DSP from resampling to DSD256 or DSD512 (only for the Neo), which makes the sound a little more analogue.
Room corrections are not needed, because I’m mostly using Headphones (Stax SR-009, HD-800, Hifiman HE-1000 V2, Audeze LCD-2, Audeze LCD-XC, Campfire Audio Solaris 2020, Beyerdynamic T1,… on an AudioValve Luminare) and also my hearing room is optimized.
Now, I,'ve got a really good offer for a Lumin T2.
Is this really an upgrade? I’m using for the connections between DAC, Pre and headphone amp XLR and all the equipement is symmetrical.