I bought the modi 2 uber to use with a macbook. To use the modi you have to set it as the default output in Mac General Settings. But then it seems volume controls are greyed out, you can either mute it or set it at full volume. The problem is that I'm using pre-amplified Eris E8 speakers, by default the sound coming from them and the modi is VERY VERY LOUD. So I installed an app called Volume Mixer. I need to set in General Settings this Volume Mixer app as default output. Then in Volume Mixer I set the output as Schiit Modi 2. This lets me set the volume of Chrome tabs or when I play music from youtube. I also installed Vox app and set its default output to Volume Mixer. In theory I could also set the default output to Schiit Modi but then again, volume is ear shattering and no way to reduce it from the app. My question is, is there quality loss coming from reducing the volume through the Volume Mixer App? Is there a better way to set volume on a Macbook that outputs to the Modi? Also sometimes the volume mixer app switches back randomly to the macbook speakers. When it does so, it resets volume settings to MAX. When I switched back to Modi as output I almost had a heart attack. So now I have to be extra cautious whenever I press the play button.