I recently ordered my 2 most exciting purchases of this year, a pair of Massdrop x AKG K7XX's and a Google Pixel 2 XL, and I'm looking for a way to get the best use of them combined. With Google's latest move away from the 3.5mm jack, it seems like it would be a good opportunity to find a good USB-C amp/DAC. Obviously I could just use a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter but the USB 3.1 standard allows for a much higher power delivery and there must be a company out there who is taking advantage of that for mid-high end audio but I just can't find anything.
Is it just me or is this a technology mix that should work beautifully but just hasn't been implemented yet? I thought companies would want to jump on the USB 3.1 standard straight away!