I've very recently stumbled into the world of headphone audio and think it could become a fun (and expensive!) hobby.
I've wanted to have a decent music listening experience for some time now but as I'm temporarily living in China in an apartment I didn't want to "invest" in audio that would be limited by consideration for neighbours or the mission of transportation back to my home country.
So I've just got a pair of Onkyo ES-HF300's which while clearly aren't high end are a big step up from my standard iPhone earbuds. So far I'm loving them and have a renewed appreciation for music. I'm in the process of building up a FLAC collection but can't find much info on my audio source.
I'll primarily be listening off my laptop (Asus Zenbook UX32VD) and can't find any info on the quality of the built in DAC. It's got the B&O ice power speakers but not sure if this actually means anything in terms of analogue conversion quality.
Should I have an external DAC? Anything else I should be considering?