Hi and an update . I had my tech savvy friend come round to try to get the Xiang Sheng 05B to play DSD . From the specs we could not ascertain whether both DSD direct and DOP could only be done via Windows - the specs are confusing to say the least . We got a very quiet sound via DOP but not lisenable and gave up on DSD direct as this would appear to to require the proper Theyscon paid for driver and software on my laptop that would send DSD to the DAC via USB . A USB cable linking laptop to DAC. All too much hasle .
So my last question has anybody who has ever owned the Xiang Sheng 05B got it to play DOP?
Nb this DAC plays non DSD files really well so not to bothered but would have been nice to try .