I've benefited greatly from the amount of information available on these boards, though you'll probably notice that my post ratio says I am much more of a lurker / silent reader than a regular contributor.
So far I've been listening to music with my cans (Pro900) plugged in the amp (amp being USB-plugged to my computer).
Yesterday I ordered an optical cable to use the optical line out of my amp Ibasso D12 and see for myself if there's a significant improvement from my current set-up.
However, I can't get my head around something. I don't use my computer screen to browse the web / prepare my playlists, it's always plugged on my TV from the computer's HDMI port.
Therefore, I was wondering if you guys could enlighten me on what would be the best set-up as far as general SQ goes:
Computer (FLAC / foobar2000) > USB > Ibasso D12 > Cans
Computer (FLAC / foobar2000) > HDMI > TV > Optical > Ibasso D12 > Cans
I think with the TV being in the middle of this set-up I might lose some SQ on the way but I've got no other option since my computer doesn't have an optical line-out.
What do you think?
Edited by LoveAndHonor - 11/27/12 at 3:33pm