Hi, I recently bought a pair of Philips SHP 9500 and I wanted to buy DAC for my pc because they sound pretty loud in my pc but I can hear some hissing or sound on my playback. For what I understood you simply connect this to your pc and it's ready, but then where do I connect my headphones? Behind the DAC or on my PC jack?

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danny87
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Jun 10, 2021
This is a standalone DAC, meant to be connected to an Amp, and not meant to drive headphones directly. For your purpose and type of headphone, I'd recommend a DAC/Amp unit. E.g. Fiio E10K, Dragonfly Black, iFi Zen DAC (it's called DAC but it's actually a DAC/Amp unit).
PobloPomodoro
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Jun 10, 2021
Thanks for the options! I'll search for them
Templar848
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Jun 10, 2021
If you go with an external standalone DAC, you still also need a headphone amplifier. You might be better off starting with a DAC/amp combo unit, or something like the Schiit Modi+ and Magni 3 stack.
PobloPomodoro
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Jun 10, 2021
Ohhhh Ok, now I understand. Thanks, I’ll search for the options you gave me!