I don't have first hand experience but I have opinions...
I would take the T+A DAC 8 if you have an audio-pc that puts out DSD 512 in good quality (expensive). The T+A has the reputation of being exceptional if you upsample to DSD 512 - otherwise mediocre. I had a chord Hugo once - a very mediocre product in the end - battery powered product lack dynamics - as the sotm will do. I would look closely into a crane song solaris or a metrum jade.