Originally Posted by castleofargh
it might reduce some problems that you shouldn't have. but it's certainly not the kind of stuff you want to add thinking "it's making things better anyway so it doesn't hurt getting one". because that's false and even schiit doesn't say that.
don't see this as a way to improve sound, see this as a possible patch when you refuse to change something wrong in your audio system. because there are plenty of DACs with independant power supply and a great clock.
That's all definitely true, and this product should not be looked at as making major changes in anything, so within the context of subtleties I can say that with my laptop each of the three usb ports causes a different sound, mainly with the imaging/clarity. I spent a lot of time testing to confirm. again all within the context of subtlety. So because of this, and the fact I use a bifrost uber with usb, I know for sure that using something other than the usb ports on my laptop will do something of benefit to the sound, as a "floating" 4th usb port away from the internals of my laptop. I think the idea for me here is not that it will make the sound better, but more that it will bring the sound back up to how it is supposed to be out of usb. Taking away the variables that are causing the very subtley, but noticeable to be annoying, differences in ports. If your usb ports already sound in a way that you simply don't notice any difference between them, and nothing stands out as slightly off in the sound, then your ports are already at the point of how usb is supposed to be, and with a powered dac wyrd would not be useful. For me I am considering to try it because I feel my usb ports have something off with them, and it would be nice to have a 4th port that is for sure unaffected by anything. If I do get wyrd and nothing AT ALL changes, then for me it becomes an entirely different situation.