My integrated motherboard sound card finally bit the dust, so I have an excuse to upgrade. I'm very new to the world of audio, so please forgive these newbish questions. I hope this is the right forum.
1. I thought I read somewhere that you don't need a sound card if you have an external DAC? Is this true, or am I imagining things? If you do still need a soundcard, does it matter how good it is since the DAC is handling the audio conversion?
2. What would be the best DAC for use with my Grado 325is? I mostly listen to music, and only game occasionally. The games I do play are Borderlands 2, Diablo 3. Portability isn't really an issue as it will just be sitting on my desk.
3. Same question as 2, but pertaining to amps.
Thanks a bunch guys. Let me know if I can provide any more info.
Edited by Valicious - 9/26/12 at 8:31am