|Originally posted by Cousin Eddie
I bet a DAC is a great thing to get for use with headphones since headphones allow you to hear a lot of detail. Someday, I'll get one.
Definetly is Cousin Eddie...
The S/N ratio, heck... all the specs that have numbers (except distortion and jitter which are now basically non-existant) have shot through the roof... things are a LOT clearer and cleaner to listen to... I never realised just how bad my Marantz sounded until 2 weeks ago when I got my DAC (Originally retailed for somewhere between $600-$800 but I got it for $100
The Marantz is grainy, spitty, sharp... yes those words might contradict each other, but they are true... the DAC by comparison is really lush, smooth and powerful (more contradictory words) its really hard to describe... when I get around to it, I think i'll do a mini-review of it
If, as markjia suggests, an upsampled DAC can acheive 2x the musical performance of a standard one... then that really proves that there is no end to the quest for audio nirvana... but, i'm glad at least that i'm on the right path