How can i test it?
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You really can't. But if you got a powered hub with not too many attachments on it you should be fine. If you see your device connected to Windows but it can't install correctly for a standard USB device that doesn't normally need drivers, then you know you have a power problem. You will see this often if you try to connect too many USB harddrives to a hub and some of them fail to function.
USB sticks use very little power, so that isn't the best test case. Try multiple iPods, phones, and harddrives.
You could get a sound card to go with the O2.
Asus Xonar DX or D1 or DSX or DS, fairly decent for their price.
I am in a similar position, I am after a DAC for my PC and I'm looking keenly at the ODAC. To me it feels like the ideal purchase if what you want is a piece of gear that is objectively 'good'. It is backed by what appears to be a solid theory on how a DAC should sound and be designed and has published measurements demonstrating such qualities. It doesn't hurt that it seems to get good reviews.
Of course, I've never heard the ODAC, or any good DAC for that matter. :o