Hello gurus, Got my Sharkoon DAC Gaming Pro S V.2, bought to substitute the on board sound chip of the Asrock X300 Deskmini. Well, call me a noob, but I never thought much about USB DACs as being something important. Well, I was most surprised to connect it to the HTPC and waw. Sound was so much better. First, loudness without distortions. Second, sound was richer, voice and mids so much clearer. Unbelievable how poor the sound provided from onboard was. My Edifier speakers sound much better now, now I start to understand why some are so into sound gear and stuff. This is my first dedicated sound gear, apart from the Edifier speakers. And it is entry level dedicated USB DAC. This is a new territory for me, and may bring more excitement in as I use hardware. So yeah, nothing new under the Sun, but for me it was. For someone outhere, the Sharkoon DAC Gaming S Pro V.2 works in Linux, without any configuration needed. It showed up in ALSA mixer and even had advanced settings tab. So now you know. Cheers!