- May 28, 2009
I am currently trying to build a future home rig. So far I will be using my laptop to be my digital source. My laptop will feed the Benchmark DAC1 HDR via USB cable which then feeds a headphone amplifier then to the Sennheiser HD800's. According to Benchmark, their latest DAC allows USB to have same porformance as other connections by reducing jitter and naturally allowing 24 bit audio at sample rates up to 96khz. Is this marketing bull or is this really true? I need your input, thanks.... Also if you can recommend me a better DAC for my needs under $3,000 that would be greatly appreciated.