- Mar 5, 2006
Fairly soon, I'll be upgrading my headphones. First thing is, think I'll be needing a better source? Will there be a noticeable improvement compared to my APX/PowerBook out if I get a DAC? If yes, if it's worth it, what's the best DAC to get for under 500 dollars when it comes to synergy with a K1000/Super-T and a K701/Super-T (if you want an explanation for this one, PM me)? Obviously, there are several options, some more affordable than others. The Silverstone EB01, the DAC-AH, the Zhaolu 2.0, the Micro DAC, and the D02. Do you think all or any of these will give me a noticeable improvement? There's essentially NO way to test most of them, except for a local Athenian who has a Micro DAC.