Just purchased a DS last week, connected it to my Vortexbox appliance running Logitech Media Server via USB, and absolutely loved it! Big improvement over my Calyx 24/96 and Ayre DACs. After reading reviews, I then purchased a Bridge II that arrived today, and so far I’m underwhelmed with the results. Here’s my summary:
- Sound quality via Bridge II sounds thin compared to USB. Musicality seems to be lost.
- 192/24 recordings don't play correctly (really at all). An audible noise comes out, but it's as if the song is being played at a fraction of its normal speed. It's unrecognizable.
- Although the sample rate and bit rate display correctly, the metadata is always stuck on the first song, and album artwork does not display at all.