I realize this is old hat but do any of you do that? I find that sticking an external hard drive (EHD) to my plain old PC (not a MAC anything) with its stock cable and then streaming this to the Bridge on my DS DAC wirelessly via an Xfinity router/Gateway just plain sounds clean, accurate and I think the best connection I’ve tried so far. Never did I2S because I don’t have that kind of machine. It’s also been a while since I dragged the laptop over to the DS DAC to try that either via USB.
But with all the file types that I’ve tried, it just sounds the tops. Clean is the word I keep coming to.
Just could be my tired old ears but this is my preferred connection. Second, and very close, is an SSD to my Oppo 105D to the DS DAC via coax.
Just trying to stir some conversation.