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Correct volume levels when using a DAC/Amp

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Hey all,
I have a Fiio E10 to amp my cans and I was wondering if it is right to use 100% volume in Winamp, 100% volume on CPU, and then adjust the volume on the E10? Will the quality be as pristine as possible with 100% volume on CPU, or should I set it to 75% or so...

I'm still relatively new to all this and it's confusing me. Since the E10 bypasses my audio card, I don't know why I can still control the volume with my CPU volume.

I'm all ears for any lessons or knowledge you people have, thanks!
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You should be fine running your PC volume levels at 100% while controlling the volume via the amp.  If you notice distortion you may want to turn down the PC volume levels to 75% - 85%, but keeping the volume levels higher will prevent the amp from clipping early.  Clipping is when the amp tried to produce more gain ( volume knob up ) but physically cannot and this the signal becomes clipped.

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