I've just received my CTH and am waiting for the Elex to come next month. I run a 2016 macbook pro TB, which unfortunately the DAC was downgraded to from 96khz in the older models to 44khz in this newer model (very frustrating). Ironically the 2016 MBP still has an output of 96khz for it's built in speakers but only 44khz for the 3.5mm jack. That means I'm in the market for a desktop DAC (I'll never travel with the Elex). Since I already have the CTH, which is wonderful itself, I'm not really interested in an AMP/DAC combo, just the DAC. The Elex and CTH add up to $950 so cost is definitely a consideration when shopping for a DAC. What DAC's would you recommend? As an afterthought, something that matches the look of my setup would be a big bonus; e.g. the pro-ject models, except I don't know much about their performance. I appreciate any input. This is literally the best forum anywhere.