Yeah I suppose that is the best compromise without shelling out a bunch of money for shipping and everything. However, it seems to me like the USB output is a hint cleaner, less background noise. Could be my mind playing tricks on me though. Also, would be nice to be able to have mixed playlists, rather than being restricted to one format or the other and having to flip input switch on the unit and switch outputs in foobar configuration. Does anyone know what the difference is between WASAPI(event) and WASAPI(push) is?