Originally Posted by bixby
You got me all confused. "from USB source" does not sound like it was connected to an iPhone or iPod? So how are you comparing an iPhone or iPod with a dac and amp to the "inferior" iphone or iPod with LOD to an amp?
We are talking about Apple products here, right?
I was just answering a query above my post btw.
My USB source was my Macbook. Where Audirvana Plus did up the SQ further. Still Apple products. :D
My main point was that with the Lightning dock connector, more companies will be doing external DACs for iOS devices. Something like the CLAS from http://cypherlabs.com won't be that uncommon anymore. CLAS was game changing, but not anymore as digital signal is more easily extracted now. This is evident is by the many announced speaker dock manufacturers who should be using their own DAC in their devices.
Edited by eron - 9/19/12 at 12:30am