I am using the Brookly directly connected to my iMac and I am up-sampling the music using PCM power of 2. I am also using Audeze presets).
Everything is working as expected and the Mytek is showing a 32 bit signal with 352.8 kHz sampling (playing a 44.1kHz track) however I noticed that on the Mytek screen show sometimes the 32 bit changing very quickly and briefly to another bit rate, it is super fast so I cannot see what is, sometimes seems 30, other times 25 or 26? It is super quick, a fraction of second but I am wondering if it is normal and expected.
I think a hardware problem with the display on this particular Brooklyn is the most likely cause of the flickering problem.
In fact, no proprietary drivers are needed for the Brooklyn to be used with MacOS for up to PCM384 and DSD128.
I agree that the DoP-only situation with MacOS is kind of silly. It’s something Apple should fix. However, there are DACs that can do DSD256 via DoP on MacOS. Such DACs need to be capable of PCM705.6/768 when dealing with the DSD256 stream. A number of iFi DACs can do this, for example. Also, if a DAC manufacturer goes to the trouble of developing its own MacOS ASIO driver, then you can do native DSD on a Mac. To my knowledge, exaSound is the only DAC mfr that’s bothered to make this investment.
Sorry, but this just isn’t the case. Both the Brooklyn and the Manhattan II can handle Class 2 USB audio with no problem. (Previous-generation Mytek DACs required proprietary drivers to do USB Class 2 on Mac.)