1. I am a newbie, emerging audiophile you can say
2. My computer motherboard(I am not using Mac) has an Optical S/PDIF Port.
3. I know Optical S/PDIF Port will supply digital stream.
4. I want to purchase a DAC (max. $50). Please suggest it.
5. I want to connect this new DAC in between my earphone and computer.
6. How can i make this happen ? ( exactly what 'cables' will be used... proper name and model number please )
7. I generally listen to alternative rock. So please suggest the DAC accordingly.
8. And for cables i can spend $20-$30.
9. And i also want to understand how this rig will work ...i mean the sound science behind it ..
10. Money is actually not an issue, but i just want this rig to work, that's why i am keeping my budget low.