Originally Posted by RaymondLeggs
I wanted to buy a DAC sometime in the future for my Mid-fi. Moderate hi-fi system. It sounds fine now but I heard that a good DAC would boost the quality of sound up a few notches. I am happy with my system now but I want to experiment on sound quality.
I do not care for in premium cables too much, unless i get them on discount.
it depends on what you have. A dac can, but that relies on your system. 3 main components are the source/bit-rate, power, and phones. Your phones dictate the rest.
I wouldn't say a DAC would make it a completely different phone, but it could possibly improve the sound quality (although I'm not sure how much when you're saying notches).
Haha... cables... controversial subject. IMO you're better getting another set of cans or spending that money towards a DAC/amp. Only if the cable is god awful and has been reported to fall apart do to bad soldering, etc, would I change it. Well... there's also the placebo effect, so I guess you'd probably get better sound one way or another jk... there should be blind testing for such a thing.