DAC's....Ayre versus PS Audio


The Ayre Qx-5-twenty has way more inputs than I would ever use.
The PS Audio Diect Stream is less expensive....
I can't help but think I'm paying for stuff I wouldn't use with the Ayre...
With the current upgrades on the Direct Stream are they sonically on the same playing field?
Different for sure...

Roon server (solid state drive Mac mini), Microrendu, AyreQb-9 DSD, Pass XP-20, Pass 150.8, Fritz Carrera Be, REL G2...
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Still love my QB-9 too.
Charley had an ear !,,,,
I had a QB-9 on loan for a month and later bought an Ayre Codex. I have the QX-5^20. It is fantastic. A lot depends on what system you have. I have a KX-5^20 and VX-5^20 plus Vandersteen 5As and the QX-5 is superior in that setup. The built-in Roon bridge gets an awful lot of use in this house. For other inputs, I have an Oppo-BDP205, toslink from a Samsung Q7FN (cable, AppleTV, or the TV itself) and a Raspberry Pi that serves as an Airport Express bridge (actually running Ropieee, a Roonbridge with shareplay compatibility) for quick and dirty streaming (still sounds good though). All sound great. 
Charley had an ear !,,,,
Indeed! Good stuff.