Currently, I stream and play tracks from either a PC or my Android phone via a headphone to RCA cable connected to my integrated amp. I have floorstanding Thiel speakers. (I play vinyl more than any other source)
I was wondering if I would get any benefit from purchasing an external USB DAC. My tracks are played via iTunes and are not upgraded. I will probably stream from the cloud more than play tracks from the hard drive.
If I would get any benefit from this, I have a set-up question. Would I just connect the USB from the computer to the DAC and then also connect dual RCA cables to my integrated amp or do I bypass my amp completely?
Would I also then use the headphone to RCA cable from the DAC to my phone?
Sorry for the basic questions, but I just don't want to buy something I don't need; however, I would like to upgrade my sound quality if I can do so at a reasonable cost.
Thanks for any help on this.