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Need a new notebook - Best DAC ? Advise

Poll Results: Best notebook ( SQ + Feature wise ) + Your pic

Poll expired: Jun 20, 2014  
  • 0% (0)
    Macbook Air 11
  • 0% (0)
    Macbook Air 13
  • 0% (0)
    XPS 13 Ultrabook Touch
  • 0% (0)
    Sony Vio PRO 13
  • 100% (2)
    Macbook Pro Retina 13
2 Total Votes  
post #1 of 2
Thread Starter 

Hello everyone

 

I am new to head-fi and really enjoy music, ordered a new DX90 recently and have some good phones to match.

Now i need to replace 5 year old my Dell XPS M1330 which had SB audigy 2 onboard audio and sounds goods.

 

I am in the market for a Macbook maybe a Air13,11 or the retina pro

 

I searched but could not find the DACs used in them

 

is there a difference in terms of SQ between the 2 air/Pro

 

What would be the best in terms of sound quality also any other alternatives or any windows based systems that are recommended

 

Cheers


Edited by bharat2580 - 5/8/14 at 11:55am
post #2 of 2

The USB bus on the Air can be tricky, I don't think it's in full spec with power output. The same with other extra small, slim & light notebooks. To save on battery or weight they'll knock down the amount of current out of USB spec. 
 

The MBP doesn't have these problems and they are pretty close on price. You also get an ethernet port should you decide to use a NAS later on. 

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