So, I tried this on my search for a dedicated streaming bridge - iPad via USB adapter straight into DAC (USB A into USB B). It sounds flawless! So here`s my question from a technical point. From what I understand, when using USB, you bypass the iPads internal circuits and further - when using USB - a package with data is sent straight into the DAC - thus using the DACs clock and letting it do all the work.
So basically the iPad works as a mere bridge between the received signal from the Roon core and passes perfect data to the DAC - letting the latter do all the work.
Should (or better even “can”) there be any difference in SQ at all when using a dedicated streaming bridge opposed to the iPad as alternative endpoint when all other parameters (Roon/USB A to USB B / external DAC) remain the same?