I've been using the search function for a while, and couldn't find a specific answer.
I've developed the need for a cheap line-level dac to work in conjunction with my JDS C421 amp.
I mostly just use my iphone with 320kb/s track > LOD > C421
I've been wanting to give some of the internet music services a try (mog probably), however I don't like either of my computers as sources. My home computer is a MBP, couple generations back. With my more sensitive phones I can pick up HDD noise among other things. SQ wise, i don't know how good the MBP of that generation's sound card is or what it will take to improve upon it.
My work laptop is a lenovo T4XX which is just awful in general.
My question are:
-About how much would it cost to improve upon what I already have?
-Are there any really cheap line-level DACs that i can use with my amp?
I don't really use my computer as a source much, and i probably won't for much other than just MOG or spotify, so I don't want to spend a lot of money at all.