Originally Posted by homeriscool
Hi, thanks for your advice. Are you saying that the iPhone 4 DAC would be good enough to use with a good set of earphones?
Or should i just bypass using the iPhone altogether and just use them through my laptop with DAC and good ear phones?
Apple products usually come with a decent DAC, maybe something a little better then it's non-Apple counter part.
I guess with people willing to pay more for Apple stuff, Apple is able to use better parts.
As Apple charges a licensing fee for someone to make a external DAC that will work with Apple products, there is not a lot of choices for DACs what work with Apple products.
So those that make a compatible one are will charge a lot of cash for that DAC.
So it not like your sticking with the Apple DAC feature for it quality, it's you really do not have an affordable choice.
Using something like the FiiO E17 with the laptop should offer better audio quality, then plugging headphones straight into the iPhone 4.
Also with the laptop, you can use FLAC audio files for your favorite music (you may not be able to tell the difference from a 320k file).