Ive just recently started to like audio gears and have been wondering if DAC would be useful for my setup. My setup for now goes like this:
Xonar DS > Marantz MR215 > Speakers/Headphone
Yeah its vintage but... naah doesnt matter, it amplifies my headphones and speakers
Read a "LOT" of threads about DAC's but I cant seem to understand it and lead me to confusion. Some people say that it improves SQ but others say it just lessens or erases the noise that comes from the cpu, video card, etc. By the way, I dont get these noises though, I do get a hiss when turning my volume up and down.
So I have narrowed down my questions:
1.) Will it really improve the sound quality?
2.) Will it conflict with a 7.1 setup?
3.) Will it conflict with my receiver?
4.) Do I really need it?
5.) If recommended, what DAC would be good?(FiiO)
I wrote limit the DAC's to FiiO since that is the only DAC I have seen in our country since I was born. Just joking, Ive seen larger DAC's that is more expensive than my entire rig. I chose FiiO since they are the only ones that provide cheap DAC's here.
Hoping for your replies. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
Oh and please excuse my grammar and spelling.