Originally Posted by Stanfoo
Hello. Here is my situation. I am using the RS220 wireless headphones to watch movies on my TV. It is connected like so: TV's audio optical toslink output connected to my headphones base transmitter optical input.
However if I were to get a DAC (to increase sound quality?) it would be connected like so: TV's audio optical Toslink output connected to DAC's optical input, DAC's RCA output connected to headphone's base transmitter.
So would using a DAC increase sound quality for me? For example if I use the Audioengine D1 DAC.
From my understanding, the RS220 transmits a digital signal to the headphones, so whatever analog audio signal you feed into the RS220 base unit, it's going to be converted from analog signal to digital signal,
before the audio signal is sent to the headphones, and the headphones would use whatever built in DAC they have.
So the DAC chip in the headphone is really what sets the audio quality, no matter what DAC you use before it.
So I would assume you want to keep the audio signal as digital, from the source and into the digital input at the RS220's base.