So this will probably my next significant purchase for 2013 but here's my question (and let's try to keep a level head here)
I'm currently using my Xonar DX to connect to my Violectric amp and it's working perfectly with pitch black background as far as I can tell.
So the question is How would a DAC improve things from what I have currently?
As far as I can tell, the DAC on the Xonar is generally well regarded.
One limitation is the fact that it is not portable. So other than this what other advantages could a dedicated DAC bring to my setup.
I've narrowed down 3 possible choices and they vary wildly in prices because really I have no clue (and some skepticism as to the benefits of a DAC):
HRT MusicStreamer II+
Cambridge Audio DACMagic Plus
Thank you all
Edited by kookoo - 1/20/13 at 4:34am