This is not SilverStone's first DAC. The original EB01 was released back in 2006, but quickly vanished from shelves, even though it seemingly was a success. The EB01-E is a follow-up, and theoretically it should improve almost every aspect of the original. I say theoretically because I didn't test the EB01, and its nigh on impossible to find one right now.
I should also mention that I only have the EB01-E on my desk so that means I can only discuss the DAC, no AMP included.
Let's begin. The packaging: SilverStone has opted to focus on hardware, detailing the PCM1798 DAC chip, NE5532 OP-AMP & XMOS TQ128 USB-Decoder, as if it knows enthusiasts are interested in what's under the hood, and not in cleverly worded marketing guff.
Once inside, you get the slightly curved brushed-aluminum styled, digital-to-analogue converter, a transparent / silver USB cable and a 2xRCA male to 1x3.5mm female Y-cable that sadly looks kinda cheap. Also worth noting, the USB serves as power & input simultaneously.
The curved front has two blue LEDs hidden under a rounded-off aluminum cover. One is for power and the other indicates when content is being played, as such it only activates when audio is streaming through the device.
The interesting stuff however, is at the back of the unit. For input you have: USB, coaxial and optical digital, and for output you have RCA. Three blue LEDs also indicate which input is currently active.
Ah yes, in the box there was also a mini-CD for the driver, but since I have forsaken my DVD-Writer years ago when I changed cases, I just downloaded the latest version online, and I had no troubles with the device afterwards.