Audiophile 101: Essential Gear Overview
Image credit @zhugunic https://drop.com/talk/67372/gl-2-k Do I need an amp? What are these acronyms like DAC, DSP, or DSD? What even are all the components that make up an audio chain? Let’s take a beginner’s look at the core, essential building blocks of a digital audio chain, and lay it plain what each piece does. We can cover the major pieces separately, but I’ll still include a few tips to optimize playback here. Please hit the little bookmark button and feel free to check and share this guide whenever you need a reference! For people who need a visual and audible explanation, or are worried it would take too long to get a working knowledge of the audio chain, here is my YouTube video on this subject that is just 7 minutes long! I like writing though, so let’s get started with an overview, then break it down into what each piece does and how an upgrade would benefit the final sound quality. Signal Path Image credit @SpeleoFool https://drop...
Mar 22, 2023
Thanks in advance.
- Is a driver still required for this device to function properly, if I'm using this on Windows 10 latest build (19041) ? Most of my audio files are in 24-bit FLAC.
- I read previous comments, which stated that "use low gain for IEMs; high gain for high-end cans." Since HD 58X is fairly easy to drive with 150 Ohms impedance, will there be any improvements in audio clarity/details when switched to high gain, other than being louder? Louder is not necessarily equal to higher quality audio right?