Cheap and cheerful SPDIF DAC that improves on the default sound quality of my Sony TV. In comparison, it lowers the noise floor and cleans up the sound. No clipping that I heard in my model (as per the review by Scott O). Great value.
Simply amazing product, wide separation, deep, and detailed. While playing symphony and opera, space presented deep and nice. All my digital music burned in FLAC format and played even better with this tiny optical dac. Love it and highly recommended.
The DAC is flawlessly neutral, clear, crisp and clean, just as it should.
My full review can be found here: http://www.head-fi.org/products/hifime-spdif-optical-9018-dac/reviews/16096