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Do I really Need a Digital to Digital Converter?
After upgrading my Terminator Plus to firmware v3.7 I felt I2S was no longer better than USB.  Before the upgrade my findings were the same as @vthokie83 "adding the Iris DDC and I2S was not a subtle upgrade, it was a very noticeable upgrade in S... 
Denafrips FPGA Firmware Update
FWIW I found the v3.7 on my TP to be better than v1.0.  I also have an Iris that while if functions properly playing over I2S, I need to reset the pin out to switch between PCM and DSD. I also found the USB is now better than the I2S (wasn't so w... 
Tip for purchase new power cable
Decent entry level power cords are going to cost a bit more. Wywires are a value and their high end cables are excellent. https://wywires.com/collections/power-cords-high-fidelity-wywires/products/power-cord-juice-ii-silver-series  
Thinking of Magnepan ... finally!
@aamiransari  I listened to 3.7i’s at a dealer in Woodland Hills and was unimpressed.  They actually sounded harsh and edgy.  Maybe it was the electronics, I don’t know .  I had previously purchased 1.7i’s from them.  The 3.7i’s did not audition ... 
What's the point of reviewing?
I mostly ignore “professional” reviews, and fanboy reviews and reviews with an axe to grind.  I find value when a goner gives their impression of the differences in pieces of fear they have owned.  
New DACs High End Munich 2023
Milpai, I have a Terminator Plus.  There was a firmware update at the beginning of June.  I was using I2S from a Denafrips Iris DDC because it sounded better than USB.  After the update I2S now sounds very flat but the USB is much improved. And th... 
Innuos as Core and Streamer for digital solution w Roon
If you are looking for the best sound with an Innuos product you wont get there with Roon.  The Innuos Sense App - which is a free server / player like Roon is custom made for their hardware.  Sense sounds way better than Roon.  If you are commi... 
Dac that has tone and timing?
I've had a Yggdrasil, it was bettered by a W4S DAC 2.2 SE which was bettered by a Terminator with Iris DDC which was bettered by a Terminator Plus.  Very recently I bought a used balanced LampizatOr Golden Gate.  It lacks some of the inner-detail ... 
Is anyone using a HDMI cable for I2S connection between digital components?
Any HDMI cable should work.  Its matching the I2S pin settings of the sending and receiving gear.  Denafrips has several videos that cover this. https://www.google.com/search?q=denafrips+i2s+video&rlz=1C1RXMK_enUS988US988&oq=denaf... 
Ethernet opinions
Lots of advice, some good some meh. Here's more.  Isolating your system from ethernet noise is your goal.  First an audiophile switch just before your system with a LPS and second an ethernet cable with filter like the ENO. Don't believe the knu... 
Innuos and Roon?
I used Roon on my Statement which also runs an Intel Quad Core processor.  Roon ran fine running both Core and Endpoint on the Statement.  It sounded a little better when I used an Antipodes Core as the Roon Core (Innuos recognizes the Antipodes C... 
Why do I need a switch?
First, know I have fully gone to the Dark Side of internet switches.  I started with a Etherregen with a quality LPS, added a SOtM with a quality LPS switch then the English Electric with a quality LPS.  I clock the Etherregen and SOtM with a Mute... 
Schiit Yggdrasil Less is More, is it a quality dac ?
I a Yggy several years ago,  I also had a W4S DAC. I initially I preferred the Yggy but after having both upgraded the W4S was better and I sold the Yggy.  I sold the W4S for a Terminator and then sold that for a Terminator plus.  I would go Denaf... 
Quobuz subscription
@mlsstl  Seems to me he is bagging on Qobuz and promoting Tidal. I’m just saying -and I think most of the world agrees- Qobuz is superior to Tidal with few exceptions.  
Quobuz subscription
Qobuz is hands down better than Tidal.  There may be something off with your playback.  Maybe try deleting and reinstalling Qobuz.  You are using the Hi-Rez streaming?  Doesn't make sense.