There's a raft of new USB DACs, some of which don't even have optical inputs. The latest I saw was the Nuforce Icon, but there are now a lot of others in all price ranges, eg, Wavelength.
Why invoke JA's name? Because he and others (Hi FI News, for example) whose judgments are very reliable say that USB isn't very good as a DAC connector.
So, anyone out there know whether the USB issues JA has identified have now been resolved? Or should I hold off buying a USB DAC?
Thanks for your interest,