I've been looking at the Devilsound ds DAC v2.1 and have read some good reviews. I have a Denon AVR 1500 receiver hooked up to original series Bose 301s which I re-foamed a few months ago. I have a Denon DCD 1500 CD player hooked up that sounds great. I usually use my Macbook Pro to play music (usually lossless files) through a basic headphone jack-auxiliary cord hooked up to my receiver, but it sounds like something is missing to me. When I play CDs though my system it is much louder, fuller, more spacious, et cetera. Will an external DAC make streaming music from my computer sound as good or better than my CD player? Is my system/setup good enough to benefit from an external DAC?
Big thanks to all of the people who answer these questions. I always try to do my own research first. This is actually the first thread I've posted because I can't find any info on the specific setup I have. I know its pretty old, but it was given to me for free, so I'm trying to make the best of it. I'm on a pretty tight budget here.. Thanks for your help.