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I liked the Gustard R26 better than any delta sigmas for almost all the music to which I listen. I just change from fast to slow depending on the type of music the track represents (ie more acoustical=slow vs heavy metal or electronica=fast)
If you can, a/b the r26 and x26. I can’t see you being let down by either.
(Gustard seems to make a very good dac line without breaking the bank)
I compared the X26 to the Pontus II. I spent two months trying to decide between them. Finally I choose to keep the X26 because it had a more open, detailed, and spacious sound but the differences were small.
I now use the R26 which I think is quite a bit better than the X26 or the Pontus II. If you want an x26 I'll be happy to sell you mine at a good price.