I have been considering buying a usb dac/heaphone amp, but wondering if it will be a waste of money with the streamed audio.
Is there any way to utilise the DAC with the phone and tablet, or will they have to remain analogue output? Can any of these DAC devices take a 3.5mm input and just usethe headphone amp side of things?
There seems to be a lot of dac/phone amps out at the moment with a price of around £250. How would the sound quality of these compare to the Asus Essence STX soundcard that I use in my pc? Will I end up wanting to replace the STX with an external device?