After testing the Loxjie P20 my interest on balanced DACs skyrocketed.
Let’s post unexpensive balanced DACs here…
- $100 Behringer UltraMatch Pro (SRC2496). Chip: AKM4393. 90’s Pro equipment, Can be bought new in Europe for 100€. Specially pleasurable sound in Sample Rate Converter mode to 24/96 (upsampling). Look for it on Musician/Pro audio shops… (e.g. 99€ at Thomann)
While your built-in soundcard may have a coax or optical S/PDIF out, I’d get a USB to S/PDIF interface to connect the SRC2496 to a computer, which can be any single ended dac you already have.