How else would you get audio to your headphones? Silly.
You need an amp after the DAC. Short answer, yes. U3 -> DAC -> Dac's analog out -> Amp -> headphones
Your dac MUST have spdif capabilities. So like, the Modi would not work.
Sorry... what I meant was bypass to my DAC, first, then my amp. But I wasn't even thinking straight because I'll have to get a another DAC to be compatible. If I do end up getting the U3, I'll just have to bypass it straight to my amp and deal with its internal DAC.
Ahhh, so that is where the D03K DAC comes in? You can bypass the U3 to it via SPDIF? I'm just now reading a couple pages back...
My bad, I'm such a ****** lol...
So I finally hooked up the Annies/Asgard 2 and tried out The Last of Us and WOW, the sound is freakin incredible.
I set up the in game audio options for Dolby Digital 5.1, and Dyanmic Range to Maximum, center channel speaker left at small in case anybody was wondering.
So they finally posted that damned thing for sale. I've been eyeing it for a while. However, for the price I could get another modmic. But I may still have to give this a try for my all-in-one solution for a cable. My braided Q701/Modmic cable gets a bit bothersome at times.