I’ve been looking for a good DAC/AMP for around $100, but can’t find too much out there (suggestions appreciated)
However, I have found a few good recommendations for amps around $100.
My question is, if I go with just an amp, such as a Magni 3+, would I be missing out on anything if I hooked it directly to the rear audio of my desktop instead of shelling out for a dedicated DAC?
What are the drawbacks of using onboard audio, and by extension, the advantages of using an external dedicated DAC?
Note, my goal here is to have enough Chutzpah to power harder to drive headphones. I’ve tried the HD6XX, the Sundara, HE4XX etc… but I feel like I never had the equipment to power them properly, which ultimately led me to return them.