Who makes DAC chips?
ROHM has developed the D/A converter IC (DAC chip) BD34352EKV and the corresponding evaluation board BD34352EKV-EVK-001 to support the playback of high-resolution sound sources in high fidelity audio equipment.
Do I need a DAC in 2022?
If you’re trying to get any quality audio out of a computer, be it a laptop or desktop, you’ll need an external DAC. It’s especially important if you plan on investing in quality speakers, headphones, or headphone amps – don’t skip this step!
Are all DAC chips the same?
The truth is that there isn’t any difference so long as the DAC is designed to be audibly transparent. If a DAC is designed to have some sort of coloration, then there could be an audible difference. I’m going to guess, though, that most DACs are designed to be transparent.