I have been lurking here for some time. I have decided on purchasing the Audeze LCD-XC. I need a closed headphone because of household distractions (reason for getting headphones).
I will be using my late 2013 Mac Book Pro as a source using FLAC files, HDtracks, red book Cd's.
1. Will I see a dramatic improvement using an external DAC/amp rather than just the output of the laptop? 20% better? More?
2. What recommendations do you guys have for an inexpensive (upgrade down the road) DAC/amp to get me going? Portability is not an issue. I listen to all genres of music.
Thank you for your time and I apologize for my ignorance.