I think Bel Canto has a DAC-3 coming sometime soon and my impression is it will have USB.
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I recently heard an Ack Dack v2.0 (with high resolution option) through headphones, and it was eye-opening. Extremely clear, black background sound. Very analog sounding. Simply blew away the other DACs present (though most were cheaper). Made them all sound like noisy messes. I believe it sounds so good because it runs off batteries (charges from the wall), so you don't have to deal with any power cleaning. If you have a way to try one out (may be hard), definitely do!
I thought the Airport wifi adaptor would allow me to SPDIF from the Ipod to an external DAC, I was wrong. I guess I'll have to get a small transport for the headphone system or run a digital cable across the floor from the main system.
I was leaning towards the X-DAC (since I already have the X-PUS) but there's not been a single positive word since I started this thread.
I'm still confused although the Audio Mirror and Ack Dack seem to get good reviews everywhere.
Thanks for all the good info, any others?