Currently I have two headphones: AKG K240S and Audio-Technica ATH-M30 and want to upgrade my onboard Realtek ALC270 which itself claims capability to produce even 24 bit 192 kHz sound. I am guessing that those specifications mean nothing. Is it possible that cheap entry level laptop could produce hi-fi sound?
So I thought I would need DAC or USB Sound card, preferable if it includes AMP function. My budget is around 50$ since I do not have high end headphones I am not considering high end gear also. I did some research and found stuff to consider:
Or Asus Xonar U3
My questions is- would additional USB DAC/Card improves sound quality if I am only using K240 and M30?
If Yes is your answer Please recommend me suitable Dac/Card
(I have some 24 bit Flac files in my library and it will be great to have 24 bit output support)
Thank you in advance