All other things being equal, is there any reason to prefer USB audio over HDMI audio from a NucleusPlus?
In my case, it’s connected to a Lyngdorf MP-50. The MP-50 only plays network audio via AirPlay, so higher resolution files are downsampled if I use the network connection (Lyngdorf’s TDAI product is a Roon endpoint, but sadly not the MP-50).
I’ve tried listening to both USB and HDMI with a few songs, but can’t detect any meaningful difference (but I’m not sure that I really would anyway). On one hand, the (possibly wrong) Lyngdorf specs slightly favor USB over HDMI (192kHz/32-bit vs 192kHz/24-bit maximums). On the other hand, it would be more work to permanently install a USB cable between two cabinets for me, and I already have an HDMI cable installed and working happily.
I can’t find anything in the Nucleus specs or forums here that suggest a general preference (USB or HDMI) for the Nucleus box. Is there any hardware preference?