This is one of the early and best audiophile USB to SPDIF converters.I have compared it to several other USB to SPDIF converters and the difference is audible. It is in great shape and has been used lightly in my secondary system. The Freeway comes with an excellent Empirical Audio SPDIF digital cable already hardwired. I will include a basic USB cable, but it may be fun to experiment with an "audiophile" quality USB cable.
The origional Empriical Audio units used M-Audio Transit drivers. Therefore to use it on your computer , you will need to download a Transit USB driver before installing it the first time. M-Audio has USB Transit drivers available for almost all Mac and Windows OS at their web page.
It is missing one of the small rubber footings. ( see picture). This in no way affects the function,sound, or aesthetics, but certainly keeps it from a 9/10 rating.
If you own a nice DAC and are looking to convert your computer's USB to high quality SPDIF here is your opportunity to play at a cost less then many new digital cables.