Yah, me too.
Most of my almost 300 hrs has been with the Bridge. I only used the USB at the beginning with tests and to make sure it worked well.
A couple of days ago, since I have a couple of off site demos coming up, I figured I should put some mileage on USB to make sure the sonics were mature by burn in.
The user interface makes me giggle since the tracks play without the Bridge buffer slowing down the flow, especially when playing SACD or DSD.
The sound is indeed different. But, similar to the comments I made on the first impressions posts like tubby or undefined bass [ it has now settled down to 90%] and some edgy treble on some tracks. I think it is a bit too early to say but based on what I hear so far I suspect that both are great BUT, I would still give a slight edge to the Bridge for " finesse". The USB seems a tad warmer for now but less “open”.
I am excited to hear how this plays out over time.
Playing now is “A Tribute to Stevie” with Jimmy V, Bonny R, Eric C, Dr J, Robert Cray.
Gotta Go, Bonny is really here and just asked for a coffee.