Hi i am a new Head-Fi
Recently, i have purchased a Denon AH-D2000 and a Head-Direct EF1 Headphone AMP.
Although i am happy, i would like more and i have looked into the world of DACs.
Since buying the above, i have been running it from the source of a PC, more specifically an Auzentech Prelude Sound Card.
My question is will a DAC be better
than a sound card in regards to sound quality?
If the above question is "yes" then which DAC would you recommend for me? My price range is $200-$400 although if there is a DAC that is SIGNIFICANTLY
better than any of the higher tier DACs in my price range, feel free to recommend. I would also prefer a USB DAC but if there is another DAC that is superior to the USB version, feel free to educate me and recommend!
My main concern is sound quality with music. I don't play games or watch movies on my computer so...the best for music please!
Also, to get this straight (i am a newbie) but is this how you set up a DAC? Take note that this example will be a USB DAC.
Source (Computer) -->
USB Cord of DAC -->
USB DAC -->
The USB DAC has 2 jacks (RCA i presume) which are red and either white/black. These jacks are named "Outputs". I was planning on using these cables for it..tell me if it works. (Spellbinder Analog Interconnect Cable from Nordost
) ....So those cords would be next in line -->
Headphone AMP's Input Jacks (EF1) -->