Originally Posted by shockdoc
Still a noob and starting to look for my first amp/DAC (other than my E6 on my gym rig) to connect to my laptop and started to wonder about the whole USB 2.0 vs. 3.0 thing. Any issues with compatibility or is everything pretty much backwards compatible?
The Fiio E10 is a USB-DAC-Headphone amplifier that's a fairly good value at $66.
Connects to a Laptop's (or computer) USB connector, comes with a nice DAC chip (WM8740) and a headphone amplifier with a low impedance output :).
I myself have never heard of USB 3.0 offering any benefits over USB 2.0 when is comes to audio.
But who knows what new products will come out tomorrow.
I believe USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices and USB connections will work with one or the other, but it will default to max speed of the slowest.