I love my Korg DS-DAC-100. It looks like a spaceship, is a sweet little headphone amp, and it makes my digital files sing. BUT, I find their proprietary software a bit lacking. My collection is not THAT big (about 27k files), but when I migrated my iTunes over to Audiogate (which Korg really wants you to do when using their DAC), it (Audiogate) runs incredible slow and sluggish to the point of utter non-usability. I play music from two laptops, a 2016 Macbook Air with 8GB of RAM and a pretty nice 2018 HP laptop with a 1TB solid state drive and 12GB of RAM. I run iTunes on the former and Media Monkey Gold on the latter. There is no reason either of these shouldn’t be able to handle Audiogate. I installed the Korg drivers, and I’ve been using iTunes and Media Monkey with no issues. Everything sounds great. However, I haven’t seen the indicator light go above the 48 mark, though. Not even once, even on some very high-quality files. I’ve considered only migrating over my high-quality files, but I haven’t tried it yet. So, do I really NEED Audiogate for the best listening experience? Would Audiogate unlock the true potential of this DAC?