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!
Is a high quality DAC worth it?
For most people, built-in DACs offer enough to enjoy perfectly fine audio. However, for audiophiles looking to get the best audio possible, the answer is a hard yes. It’s just that, even then, the DAC shouldn’t be higher on the list of priorities than the headphones.
Which is the most popular DAC and why?
- DAC: Dual ESS ES9028Q2M DACs.
- Included amplifier: Up to 300mW for headphones, 4.2 VRMS for speakers.
- Bit-depth/sample rate: 32-bit/768kHz.
- Format support: PCM, DSD, DoP, MQA.
- Bluetooth: Yes, 4.2.