Hi i just got a new laptop, and the soundcard is HORRIBLE. A lot worse than my phone. (someone on aother forum had a really odd "fix", which was shifiting to 7.1 surround, which made the sound quite a bit better, anyways.)
I'll take this as an opportunity to finaly get around to buying a decent AMP/DAC for my laptop (maybe desktop too). The only high-quality device i'm gonna use with it in probably the foreseeable future is the Beyer DT770 80Ohm.
At first i thought only an AMP would be enough, but someone said that it would simply amplify the already bad audio, which makes sense. Is that true?
So what would you recommend? I'm looking at the Aune T1 but im thinking it would be a bit overkill for me, is it? It doesn't nessecarily have to be AMP/DAC in the same device, but i'm under the impression the not-so-expensive ones are sold as a combo out of the box.
Also, how big is the tradeoff if i'll buy something portable (still AMP/DAC) to use with my android, like for example a fiio? (Im primarily looking for non-prtable ones)
My budget is flexible, but around 300$. Cheaper is, of course, better ;)
EDIT: If it matters, my laptop is Clevo P150em, and phone is the Nexus 5.
Edited by janstephan - 6/26/14 at 7:48am