USB and FireWire sonically equal
|Weiss DAC 202 with Firewire port selected.|
|Oyaide Neo FireWire cable that is bundled with the Weiss DAC.|
|The ubiquitous USB port.|
His reply was: "Yes, because people are asking for it."
I then asked him if USB technology had improved so much that he now felt comfortable offering the USB port. His reply was: "Async USB (which we use) is fine."
My next question was whether he felt the FireWire connection is still superior to USB 2. He replied: "I would call them equivalent in terms of potential audio quality."
Daniel said the extra cost of the async 24/192 USB port is around 1,100 Swiss francs and the new DAC called the Weiss DAC 202U is available now.