RChamy t1_j8l52gg wrote

There is a significant difference in bass and treble definition when jumping from onboard audio to a dedicated dac/amp combo unless you are using a modern audio codec like the ALC1200. Most dedicated USB dac/amp combos will sound very similar of not the same after that, with exception to valve amps.


RChamy t1_j8l270r wrote

The shop background noise could've hurt the performance. Rule of thumb is try the headphones with a cheapo Apple dongle, if you dont hear a difference then its not time for upgrading. I keep a Fiio KA1 for demoing headphones if my clients with to