M2Tech HiFace - using it? Like it?

On the Tweak Geek website this little gizmo looks pretty slick and a much simpler way of converting USB to SPDIF. My Pop Pulse does the same thing but it is bulky (by comparison) and the USB capability is terrible at 44/16 max. BTW I use a Mac Pro and iTunes.

If you are using the M2Tech I would appreciate your feedback.
Well a year after my OP here I am not using the M2 Tech. The first one got fried in a lightening storm (my fault for leaving it unprotected) and the second one didn't seem to work at all. Never could get my Mac to accept the drivers after the first mishap. BUT thanks to this post I discovered Pure Music so now it is back to the Pop Pulse (using the optical option), itunes and Pure Music. To be perfectly honest, had I discovered Pure Music before buying the M2 Tech I doubt I would have ever bought it. Not saying it isn't good - it is but for $129 Pure Music did everything as good as the M2Tech - IMO.
Pure Music?

Say what? Is that an iTunes plug in? Or for Macs only?

Yeah... I bet you would have bought the Hiface anyhow... as you would have figured the SQ could be better still, not having experienced the Hiface!

Fried, huh? Amazing.

The PS Audio Duets, UPC 200, and RSA Haley have saved my bacon a few times so far... Early on however, I lost a ph system, one pc, (then, my only PC), and some other low voltage stuff. Lightening hit the phone line/telepohne power line feeding the house. About 70 ft from the house. Felt like it actually hit the house!

Since then, no problems. If it ain't in a filter, I throw the breakers as it's all on dedicated lines... or hit the big blue Duet button.

I am considering yet one more external sound card/USB converter I can run a pc office sound system from. Something to replace or upgrade from my Altec Lansing 2.1 spkr system, and Creative Labs SB Live 24/96 USB card. Which, for the under $200 ?? MSRP, ain't a bad deal at all.

I've gotten immense fun out of them for some time now.
Used it... like it... and upgraded to the M2tech Evo... liking the Evo even more.
Blindjim: Pure Music is a software download that replaces that part of iTunes that plays back the music. All other aspects of iTunes remains intact. You have two playback options with Pure Music - 1. playback directly off of your HD source or 2. "Memory" where Pure Music downloads the music into itself first and then plays it back. I like the Memory option better but there is a delay between tracks while Pure Music downloads from the HD. Either way, I like it. It is a Mac application.
OK.. yeah, I saw some notes of it online in a review.

FUBAR & JR MC utilize similar concepts for replay. MC does allow for the from memory option, and both allow for ways to avoid the Windows sound mixer via ASIO, WASAPI, & Kernal Streaming measures, now there is a WASAPI event choice too, and of course the Direct Sound.

But I'm always on the look out for a better mouse trap. Albeit, with the right settings, JR MC 15 and FUBAR (latest ver) enable bit true replay, and no need for rearranging the bit rates or depths as you go. Play any file type in any playlist or randomly accessed, regardless the sampling rate file type, etc. The app does all the work... once it's setup properly.

Good to know anyhow... thanks.

Now about a decent USB card that ain't way pricey!?