Showing 1 of 1890 conversations about:
Muck_Fachine
15
Sep 22, 2015
bookmark_border
i was wondering, how much will this amp improve the sound of my ath m50's just running of my mobo onboard sound? also can i use the top amazon link audio interface as a dac? http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B000KW2YEI?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00
or should i invest in this fiio dac (second link)? http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B009346RSS/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=31NZZLS565VGS&coliid=I2WD2KW94Z0CAV
Sep 22, 2015
macabong
22
Sep 22, 2015
bookmark_border
You may be mistaken the functioning between an amp and a DAC/Soundcard. I'm no expert here but from my understanding the DAC will define the quality of the sound. The amp is only needed to drive high impedance Headphones 600+ohms or super sensitive IEM 1~10 Ohms or lower. M50 and may others only need about 30~40 Ohms and can be driven without an amp. However many found its always sound better with an amp. You may want to explore a bit into the below threads. Good luck finding one. Regarding your Fiio D3: "... I will say compared to other dacs, the D3 just gets left in the dust. Only get it if you're on a strict budget and in desperate need of a straight up line out, otherwise, I've used 70 dollar dacs that blow this out of the water. Bottom line: Don't expect miracles from a 30 dollar dac." One said. http://www.head-fi.org/t/696401/giant-list-of-sub-200-portable-dacs-w-their-chips-price http://www.head-fi.org/t/558794/fiio-d3/60
Sep 22, 2015
xdmkii
21
Sep 23, 2015
bookmark_border
All range of impedance headphones can benefit from an amplifier. Especially if the source is low current or has a high output impedance.
Sep 23, 2015
Muck_Fachine
15
Sep 27, 2015
bookmark_border
that dac list you showed here, has my Behringer UCA202 , so i guess i can just use it as a ghetto dac until i could get more money
Sep 27, 2015
View Full Discussion