A friend suggested to visit Head-fi forums regarding my questions. After reading a few threads I realized that everything seems quite personalized based on equipment, preferences, etc. So I decided to ask in a new thread. As mentioned in title, I have a ASUS G750JH laptop with Beyerdynamic dt770 pro 80 headphones, and I have these plugged directly into the laptop. As you can imagine, the sound quality is nothing to brag about, and additionally there is constant interference that produces a hissing sound on the right headphone.
I am looking both into USB sound cards and USB DAC headphone amplifiers. I am looking for quality, so not intending to limit myself with a price, but an indication would be approximately 200-500 $.
- I listen to electronic house and techno, but even more to dark/drone ambient music.
- I am using Musicbee, majority is FLAC files. System: Windows 8 64 bit
My desk is not too big, so I am trying to avoid huge installments. I would prefer USB charging, but am of course open to battery as well.
I am also very new to this technically, and I don't really even understand what DAC means, but I try to soak up as much as I can of the info on these forums.
I hope you can suggest something! :)