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Agreed, I checked Schiit's website before buying it, saving on tax and shipping as well from Schiit is no laughing matter. Will be nice to throw away the USB cord finally. TOSlink straight to PC motherboard from now on.
I thought USB problems were mostly solved with newer DACs. Are there still issues with it?
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I thought USB problems were mostly solved with newer DACs. Are there still issues with it?

TOSLINK is just a cleaner signal, I never heard noise with my old schiit stack or anything like that, but I am pretty sure that laser is much cleaner transfer, and TJJANGEL recommends TOS over USB, at least he did to me on a couple occasions.
    
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Versatility with TOSLink is nice too allowing you to connect a lot of things to your DAC like PCs, laptops, consoles, BluRay/DVD/DVDA/SACD players or in my case an Apple Airport Express that I've called 'Headphone Station' for AirPlay smile.gif .
   
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TOSLINK is just a cleaner signal, I never heard noise with my old schiit stack or anything like that, but I am pretty sure that laser is much cleaner transfer, and TJJANGEL recommends TOS over USB, at least he did to me on a couple occasions.

Toslink seems fine but the bandwidth can be limited compared to USB. Especially signal over USB3. I am not sure if there is anything to gain with USB3.1, but all four of my Cambridge units run USB and are not limited like they were with Toslink.
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Toslink seems fine but the bandwidth can be limited compared to USB. Especially signal over USB3. I am not sure if there is anything to gain with USB3.1, but all four of my Cambridge units run USB and are not limited like they were with Toslink.

Sigh, I really hate this audio hobby... I sort of regret ever getting into it. TJJAngel seemed disgusted I was using USB and not TOSLINK and now your saying USB is better... ugh, I am just going to grab a SANSA mp3 player, no dac, no amp, plug in my 3.5mm and just enjoy my music, yawn to all this lol
    
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Sigh, I really hate this audio hobby... I sort of regret ever getting into it. TJJAngel seemed disgusted I was using USB and not TOSLINK and now your saying USB is better... ugh, I am just going to grab a SANSA mp3 player, no dac, no amp, plug in my 3.5mm and just enjoy my music, yawn to all this lol

I am just speaking from my experiences of connecting my DACs to computers. These specific DACs use an audio driver that lets them run connected to the USB3 ports. It says USB2 on the Cambridge website but when connected to USB2 on x99 or x79 it doesn't work. Only runs on the USB3 ports and the indicator on the front of the DAC shows it running at the higher rate than it did when connected via Toslink.

The biggest advantage I see with Toslink it that longer cables seem more tolerant to signal transmission than does USB.

USB without driver sounded terrible.

I am not saying that TJJAngel is wrong by any means, just what I have found with my equipment.
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Are you going to stick it out or attempt to find something different? If so, what are your other options?

My only other option is to spend more money tongue.gif

I guess I will just have to be patient.

Guys, what is your take on burn-in? Do you believe in burn-in, do you practice it? Do you think its something that doesnt exists or so minor that barely affects even the very small audio details? There are people out there who truly believe that burn-in exists and has a rather noticeable impact on how audio equipment sounds depending on its state. So they even go as far as playing music non-stop for 80-120 hours before beginning to use the equipment again. On the other hand you have people say that burn-in does not exist and the noticeable change in sound and audio apprehension is based on brain adaptation. The experiments that were conducted on burn-in proved that it does indeed exist in some frequency ranges but is so insignificant that it is simply unnoticeable and inaudible.

The HD600s are some really good headphones, their neutral sound make them really exquisite, the cable ruins everything though, if it wasnt for it I would most probably already own a pair. Anybody knows any similar type of headphones in the same price range?

I am really suprised by how different the 80 ohm version is compared to its 32 and 250 ohm counterparts in terms of bass presence. Almost every review points this out. This is why I am so eager to get myself a pair of those.

Got an e-mail saying that my DT 1990 Pro should arrive on Monday wheee.gif
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The best part about optical is that if you have the jack and you have the driver for the audio chip for your desired OS, it's going to work. Linux support for some USB DACs can be finicky in my experience.
 
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Sigh, I really hate this audio hobby... I sort of regret ever getting into it. TJJAngel seemed disgusted I was using USB and not TOSLINK and now your saying USB is better... ugh, I am just going to grab a SANSA mp3 player, no dac, no amp, plug in my 3.5mm and just enjoy my music, yawn to all this lol
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I wouldn't worry about it. If optical is an option for you and you've had trouble with USB you should go for optical smile.gif.
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