I was thinking this was a nice $1,000-2,000 product as Questyle’s representative was going over the features: 3 types of headphone jacks (regular unbalanced, 4 pin balanced XLR and 2.5mm balanced), USB/Optical/SPDIF inputs on back, switchable gain via three small switches on the bottom, and AKM AK4490 DAC chip inside.

The rep added that the CMA 400i has also been optimized for In-Ear Monitor (IEM) style headphones and can handle double DSD and up to 32/384 PCM. And then he said it should be available around March this year for between $700 and $800. Now we’re talking!