Thanks for your comment. Sure, I know about the S/PDIF out, but there is no such input on the laptop. (Same for I2S.) Maybe purchasing some sort of external sound card would be the route to go, but isn‘t worth the money for my once-only purpose.That can't be done with a USB cable AFAIK. The connections are there in the N6ii's USB C socket though because there is a USB C to SPDIF accessory cable available. I would get one of those cables and assuming you have an SPDIF input on your PC you will be "good to go".
I can't see any reason why you would want to do this but it would be possible using this method.
Yes, I didn‘t exactly tell what I am attempting. Let me just say this: I have good reason to check what the various music player apps are doing; AudioFlinger dumps revealed suspicious behaviors of which those relating to bitness are hard to diagnose. So I wanted to do independent tests. Ideally, I‘d like to have an external DAC that displays incoming sample rate AND bit depth. My Chord Hugo 2 just indicates the rate, not the bitness. So I thought a computer could help. But it seems I should read your answer as saying ”no, that recording digitally from the USB-C out of the N6ii just cannot be done, period.“
Do I understand you correctly?