Does Smartphone matters regarding sound quality for DAC
Jun 11, 2020 at 7:49 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 4

VonBoedfeld

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Hi guys,

Since there are people talking about sound enhancement via a USB cable, I wonder if the smartphone as a source for a USB DAC is important for the sound quality.
Perhaps there are some of you who have experience in this area and can share it.
 
Jun 11, 2020 at 10:50 AM Post #2 of 4

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There is no sound enhancement possible from digital cables.

If you use the phone and OTG cable to a USB DAC, what is important is only the DAC as long as the phone has enough CPU power to send the bitstream to the DAC.
 
Jun 11, 2020 at 11:02 AM Post #3 of 4

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There are also network streamer without dac on the market above 6T$ claiming to improve sound quality. If the streaming device (without dac) doesn't matter, than there is no need for such expansive devices.
 
Jun 11, 2020 at 11:06 AM Post #4 of 4

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That is correct. But that does not mean they cannot find customers for their snake oil.
 

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