I bought a pair of Fostex TH 900's that should arrive sometime in Feb. I plan on building a set up for them, exclusively using my macbook air as the only transport, via usb. Lately I have been doing a bunch of research here and on computer audiophile and still cannot decide on a bunch of things:
1. What is the best asynch usb 2 dac under $2k?
2. If the best solution is to use a usb to spdif converter, or just use the best usb implemented dac I can afford?
3. And basically what type of system will work best with my MB Air?
I still have not thought about which amp I will choose either, but as of now I'm more concerned about the best dac solution for the money. I just find it really hard to understand what is the best solution as far as usb, the more research and reading I do the more I get confused (converters, jitter, usb vs spdif, asynch,xmos etc etc) There's just so much information, and no clear cut solutions.
My Schiit Balanced set up I use both optical out on mac and usb. I honestly cannot tell the difference, both sound superb & I'm quite happy. But the point of this new thread is to get some opinions and idea's so I don't regret a purchase and don't buy something I don't need. My objective is to get the best sound out of my TH 900 from my Air. If anyone can help me or offer some opinons I'd really appreciate it.