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I'm sorry for the amateur question, but I'm new to the world of DACs and interested in this entry-level option. How is this used with headphones when it doesn't have a 3.5mm jack on it? Does it require an adapter, and if so, would this decrease sound quality? Or is this DAC supposed to be used for speaker systems? Thanks.
This is a DAC and not an AMP, all a DAC does is take the digital signal from your computer and make change it into a analog signal. Than you can take that signal, run it into an AMP and amplify it so you can power your headphones/speakers.
Also, combined DAC and AMPs are pretty common.