I recently auditioned both the T2 and the Auralic Vega G1. Both were a significant improvement over my previous set-up: Sonore Micro Rendu and Ayre Codex. Going in to the audition, I expected to prefer the Lumin, given the reviews I had read, but both my wife and I strongly preferred the Auralic Vega G1. In our system (ARC LS17SE, Aesthetix Atlas Signature, Magneplanar 3.7i), the T2 sounded too dark and "thick" (i.e. slightly muddy). The Auralic had greater clarity and detail and a more realistic soundstage. We bought the Auralic, but I'm sure that some others auditioning both would prefer the Lumin, given the characteristics of their system and musical tastes.