DAC vs Headphone Jack

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
I've got an iMac 2.8GHz 24", a set of Grado RS 1s, a HeadRoom Ultra Micro amp w/ an Astrodyne power supply ... the connection is to the headphone jack in the iMac; will there be a difference in sound if I add the HeadRoom Ultra Micro DAC? I can't imagine better sound than my current set up, but I keep hearing that a DAC is the way to go.


  • Reply 1 of 2
    what you need my friend is a Focusrite Saffire.. plugged into your firewire port..

    then you will start to hear better sound...
  • Reply 2 of 2
    Whoa! Just looked at the Focusrite's website. That looks like serious s**t! It also looks WAY beyond my budget (but I can dream).
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