Blue MO-FI headphones and a DAC
Aug 18, 2015 at 1:21 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 10


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Jul 30, 2015
I was wondering what I would need to get for the Blue Mofi headphones since they already have a built in head phone amp?
How would this work? Would I just need to buy a DAC?
I've never purchased a DAC or an Amp before so don't know how that would work since these have an amp in
Aug 18, 2015 at 7:08 PM Post #2 of 10
You can plug them directly into your phone, computer, tablet, etc. just like they are.

Or you could get a DAC, which could improve the sound quality. Budget?
Aug 19, 2015 at 3:02 PM Post #5 of 10
I'm reading online that a DAC won't provide that much of a difference from like the one in the iPhone.
Is it even worth the $120 to get that one? Would I even hear a $120 difference from the iPhone?
Aug 19, 2015 at 3:52 PM Post #6 of 10
Right. Probably not a big difference with an iPhone. If you need a DAC for your computer, this is a great deal
Aug 19, 2015 at 4:17 PM Post #7 of 10
Is a DAC the same thing as a sound card or is the purpose of a DAC trying to increase quality of the sound and also be far away from the motherboard and internals of the computer so the computer itself doesn't cause noise?
Aug 19, 2015 at 4:21 PM Post #8 of 10
A sound card has a DAC in it. A sound card will often have some kind of headphone amp built in (not always) and some kind of digital signal processing.

A phone has a DAC. An mp3 player has a DAC. Everything that can play digital audio must have a DAC, which stands for digital audio converter.

Yes. An external DAC can help if the computer audio has noise caused by the computer. And the Modi is certainly as good a DAC (IMO) or better as what is in expensive sound cards.
Aug 20, 2015 at 12:27 AM Post #10 of 10
You don't have to use a USB DAC with your computer. It just may help the sound. And yes. You just hook the headphones up to the DAC.

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