So I succumbed to the hype and got my hands on one of these and have to agree the rendering of details and texture is quite amazing for the price, which is not to say I have much experience with high end gear but I've been through several mid-fi DACs. The sound is crisp, the bass is tight, a bit in your face but within reason, generally no complaints here. I did however ran it against my Arcam rDac which is a decent but aging device and found the mimby to have somewhat narrower sound stage and generally it is not as fluid, not sure if this is the right term but it is much harder to close your eyes and sort of flow with the music when listening to the mimby. Could be just a first impression which is often incorrect, need to spend more time with it, but it did cross my mind that listening to the mimby is not unlike being in Swarowski store, everything is pretty shiny and perfect, but you won't find diamonds there. Got it second-hand so likely it has been through at least some burn-in already.