Does the Smsl SA300 have a DAC?
The SA300’s built-in DAC does not sound as good as an external USB-DAC. This is just an additional feature of the bonus. It is absolutely recommended to connect an external USB-DAC to demonstrate the performance of the SA300.
Are Smsl amplifiers good?
Overall. The new SMSL AO100 is a nice little petite amplifier that can get the job done with small speakers. While I did not try it with full-ranged tower speakers or anything that demands a lot of wattage, I don’t think it will be able to handle more than a bookshelf speakers with high sensitivity.
Are portable DACS worth it?
Answer: For most users, an external DAC is only necessary if the impedance is causing issues with the volume. If you’ve got headphones with an impedance of over 100 ohms, you’ll definitely hear the benefits of an external DAC. But unless you’re a true music aficionado, an external DAC is just an additional expense.