Foot Tapper posted:
"If anyone has compared these options, I'd welcome any insights from your experiences. Â Equally, if there is an alternative whizz bang way of entering the world of high end streaming (Sim Audio Moon perhaps), I would be interested to hear about it."
Since your opening post enquired about alternative ways of entering high end streaming, I would strongly recommend that in addition to checking out the NDS vs Chord Dave DAC (with a suitable streamer) , you should also check out the latest Linn top end alternative - the Klimax DS/3. Alternatively if you would like to save quite a bit of money, then the KDS/1 (in particular) or the KDS/2 are now available at bargain prices on the used market. Fantastic sound quality (from any perspective and with any genre of music) and a very well sorted front end interface (particularly the Windows 10 version or the app).
Another possible cheaper option would be the new Sonore ultraRendu (with suitable power supply and DAC - possibly a Hugo TT or Hugo 2?). Excellent sound quality for the money, but quite a bit trickier to get up and running reliably.