So it sounds like you are still liking the unit as you spend more time with it. That's really good to hear. I must admit, I was a hesitant to buy a DAP from a company that doesn't seem to have a big presence in the U.S. But from what I read, it seemed like the 960 was in exactly the niche I was looking for; excellent sound & build quality but not an $800+ price tag.
I'm thinking about picking up a Schiit Lyr, which I believe only has analog inputs. So no digital output for me yet, but good to have the flexibility. And actually, I have a Kingrex T-20U at work, so I'm going to try the 960 into that instead of using the computer as the source. I can go into the T20U with a USB connection, but not sure how would I get out of the 960 with USB. There must be a converter or wire that can take the digital output from the 960 and put it thru a USB connection on the other end. Anyway, the 960 shipped fast from China, and should be here early next week. Can't wait!
Yep, I still enjoy it. A few tweaks to the UI, support for hi-res files, and this might be close to the perfect DAP. Of course, that would necessarily raise the price as it would require a more potent processor.
I don't think there's anything out there to convert an SPDIF signal to USB. Or if there was, it would probably be more expensive than it was worth in this scenario.