Ive had my Conductor for around six months now and i have no problems with it only annoyance was the clicks you ear with the stepped attenuator but that goes away with contact cleaner . i always open the Conductor first then the player i ear 2 clicks from the amp and im good to go .
That is the way to do it. Turn the Conductor on, connect USB cable to laptop, then turn the laptop on. It used to drive me nuts at first but if you do it in that order it connects straight away without any problems.
Does anyone use HE-500 with their Conductor? I've been offered a pair dirt cheap.