I recently purchased Mad Dogs and I'm leaning towards either getting the c5 amp or c5d to use with them. I will be using either my iPhone 5 or MacBook Pro as a source. I'm a little confused as to how I would connect my devices to an amp or DAC.
If I get the c5d, on my laptop would I use the 3.5mm headphone out into the DAC or would I use the laptop's usb out? I've also read about some issues with the iPhone 5's lightning connector and I'll have to get the camera connection kit to use the DAC.
If I stick with the c5, it looks like I run into a similar problem with the iPhone 5. I'd either have to get the camera connection kit or just use the headphone out and double amp. How would I connect my laptop? Would I be able to use some type of usb -> 3.5mm connector or would I have to use the headphone out and double amp again?
Sorry if this is a pretty basic question. This is my first step into amps and DACs.