Just saw this thread on head-fi:
The EAC settings are fine for archiving, but I just can't be bothered with all the foobar, asio4all, soundcard, and windows configuration crap in order to get a bit-perfect output from a pc. Not to mention the noise from the pc fans, if you don't want to get started with water cooling. Not to mention the complexity of setting up a remote to control your computer.
I just love the Squeezebox. Plug and play...