I've got a Pontus II scheduled for delivery to me in a week. I've been using a Border Patrol DAC SEi for years. I'm very happy with it. I'm not sure why I decided to try the Pontus II. I suspect it was just audiophile curiosity. I am encouraged by what I've read in this thread but to be honest, I'll be very surprised if I prefer the Pontus II to the BP. I'll end up selling one or the other.