There is no better answer than to try it both ways and see which you prefer. No one can tell you what sounds good but you so give it a try and report back!
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I recently purchased the Node 2 and it has outperformed my Schiit Bifrost with the 4490 upgrade driven by the Musical Fidelity v-link192.
Using wi-fi, I did experience a couple of dropouts playing 24/192 when the wireless router was busy. I have now connected the Node-2 via Ethernet - No issues experienced with the Ethernet
I can report that the Node-2 responds very well when connected using good IC's and power cables - but then the Bifrost did also.
The Node-2 has better clarity, imaging and faster dynamics than the Bifrost. Tonally, they are pretty much the same
I also have the Powernode 2 on my A/V system and it too is a top performer - surprisingly powerful little amp - it's driving a pair of the older Tannoy Mecury F4's (with the front firing bass port) with ease
Thanks Steve and everyone else for your input,
I’ll give both a try. I’m hoping the D-60 sounds better as it’s longer than the Silver Sonic cables and would work best where the Node 2 is going. I'm trying to use what I already have in my cable stash...lol. I’m also considering a power cord upgrade for my Node 2. I was going to swap my stock cord out with a Pangea AC 14SE MKII. It’s only $45 but I want to make sure I don’t do the opposite and hurt/muddy my sound any.