It should maybe go in Portable Source but I would like an answer to my question based on fact not anecdote.
I recently upgraded to an iPhone 5s and I do not like "something" in the top end.
I have tried HO. Through an amp and through an Apple adaptor.
I think that this means that I have taken the internal amp out of the equation and used both the internal and external (in the adaptor) DAC.
Although there are small differences between each configuration nothing seems to me to alter the basic sound signature of the device. What is it in the phone that would remain the same in all scenarios?
Am I right to be sceptical that an external DAC would result on a substantially different sound?
Many thanks for reading and any info.