Hi, I just joined today and was needing a bit of help. I have always loved audio since I was a kid but am just now getting into the headphone game. I have been doing alot of research and I bought my first setup. HiFi Man Aryas and Monoprice Monolith DAC/Amp. I am currently only streaming via Qobuz from my PC. Is the USB 1 to USB 2 my only option as far as connecting my DAC/Amp to my PC? The volume on my PC still is functional. Is this normal? I assumed the volume on my PC would not work when hooked up to my amp. Also if you have about $5,000 to spend on a setup, I would like to get some feedback on what you all would recommend. I prefer tubes and a balanced connection. I'm just ignorant about this and the possibilities seem endless. I need educated. I don't even know what all the connections on the back of the amp are for. (XLR, optical, SP DIF. Thanks so much for your feedback!