I recently managed to snag a pair of JBL 305 mk II’s for $125 AUD each and currently am feeding them with the 1/4’ jack to RCA. I have notice however that there is a massive amount of noise coming from the USB to the Micca. I have tested it without the USB and purely with a power supply and that seems to eliminate the noise. I am aware that this is likely due to the grounding that the Micca has and am looking to send it signal via toslink, however my computer doesn’t have SPIDIF.
My thinking is this, get a sound card that’s capable of outputting SPIDIF and send that to the Micca, something like the “ASUS Xonar AE 7.1 PCI-E Sound Card” which I can get for around $79 AUD. I am however thinking about the possibility of also upgrading from the Micca. So im also open to suggestions for a dac with headphone amp and balanced outputs. I was seriously thinking about the smsl su-8 but then id also need a headphone amp.