I'm considering getting one of these to fit my need for a better-than-on-board sound card/headphone amp.
I use a mixture of a mac mini and a desktop pc, and use a mixture of headphones (ms-1 and a gaming headset with mic), and an old nad amp attached to a couple of speakers. At the moment this largely involves un/re-plugging various cables to sort out what i need, depending which machine i'm using for what.
Is it possible with the 0404 usb to leave different inputs and outputs connected and select which ones you wish to use? In theory i could output spdif from the mac mini to the 0404usb and have the usb connected to the pc, or vice versa. If i leave the 0404 connected to my speakers and plug in whichever headphones i want to use can i select which ones i want to use at any given time?
I'm pretty certain it'd be capable of working with the other components i've listed, it'd just be nice to know whether i'm going to have the same cabling shenanigans i have now.