My music streamer II arrived yesterday. So far I've had a love hate relationship with it. I love the sound but hate the fact that sometimes is sounds like a bowl of rice crispies (snap, crackle pop). I turned the Wasapi buffer down and gave it it's own powered USB port replicator and that didn't fix things.
So my question is: What are my other options for reasonably priced USB DACs (reasonable being sub $250, less is better). Preferably something not USB powered (something that actually has a plug) and that doesn't have as many issues with weird noises.