Audience AU24 SX vs. Audioquest Fire IC's

Anyone ever compare? I have the AU24 SX's in XLR form and they are excellent, but you know, the itch! Would the Fire be a step up or just lateral. Thx. Neal
They are two different sounds. AQ being 'tight and matter of fact sounding' and Audience SX's presentation being musical, natural, and textured, with well integrated bass. My cup of tea.
I hope this helps.
I have had Audience AU24SX AES/EBU IC's and thought they were outstanding. Moved up the3 IC food chain, but they were winners. Neal