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Stupid question here, I know the front audi jacks are different on computers, on my pc the front audio is terrible, so if I buy an external dac to use headphones with on my pc, will it have the same effect on the front jack as it does on the line-in on the back? Or will a dac + rear jack still sound better than my front jack + dac?
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Stupid question here, I know the front audi jacks are different on computers, on my pc the front audio is terrible, so if I buy an external dac to use headphones with on my pc, will it have the same effect on the front jack as it does on the line-in on the back? Or will a dac + rear jack still sound better than my front jack + dac?

 

How will you use the front or rear jacks+a DAC? When you hook up a DAC you've already sent a Digital signal via USB to be Converted into Analogue by the Digital to Analogue Converter, at which point it either exits the DAC as a lineout signal into an amp or it may have its own headphone amp circuit built into it.

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