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shivasage's picture
Last seen: 2 years 11 months ago
Joined: Jun 24 2020 - 11:21pm
External DAC vs Integrated Amp DAC

Hi guys. I want to use my laptop to listen to music but want to avoid using the 1/8" jack. I'm thinking I could buy this inexpensive HDMI splitter to isolate the audio from the HDMI port on my laptop to connect to the optical input on my Yamaha A-S501, which has a built-in DAC.

Another option would be to simply buy an external DAC, but this is more expensive. What do you think? Is the Yamaha's DAC as good as a ~$100 DAC?

mtymous1's picture
Last seen: 2 weeks 2 hours ago
Joined: Dec 15 2015 - 5:47pm
Sub-$100 DAC

If you're looking for a DAC =< $100, your best option would be the Topping D10.

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