Originally Posted by emin911
so a soundcard is pointless and doesnt play a role, correct?
what is the point of those 300$ soundcards, if a DAC and amp is a better combo?
A soundcard is a DAC, usually with added features like a mic in (which requires an ADC, opposite of a DAC) and depending on target market, extra channels and/or sound effects processors (hardware EAX, 3D emulators and so on). Some people prefer external DACs because the...