Looks like people have the " I bought it so it must be the best" syndrome . That is quite common in hi-fi.
You guys are missing the point on my interconnects. Money is not being spent. I already own the interconnects (and more than this pair) that I have been using in my current system for the last few years so my cash outlay is ZIP. Are you suggesting that I spend another $175 (or whatever amount ) on interconnects if I buy a Concero?
Anyway, I decided to go another route as suggested by most of you. To match with my interconnects I have decided to go in another direction and waste my money on a full featured DSD capable DAC that costs $2500 with more features than I want for use only as a USB DAC in my computer based system. In case any of you missed my point, I already have a DAC that I am very happy with for my CD based system.
I think we're on the same page, maybe just mis-communication at first. I was under the impression you already owned the Concero hence you could use it as a USB converter to a nicer DAC so your nice interconnects aren't wasted. I know you already had the interconnects, my point was that if you could afford them to begin with you likely could afford a better dac as well (which you did decide to buy). In general I would say people that can only afford to spend a few hundred on a DAC won't spend (or have already spent) more than $50 or so on cables. There are exceptions though I'm sure. I don't think anyone here is suggesting you buy new interconnects, especially if you already have good ones that you like.
Edited by JWahl - 2/9/13 at 12:28pm