Have you ever seen someone plug their headphones into a box, then plug that box into a laptop or phone? That person is likely improving their listening experience with a portable DAC. You can do it too with a visit to Classic Stereo. John Higgs talks about them in our latest version of Electronics 101.
WHAT IS A DAC?
DAC stands for Digital to Analog Converter. When you store music on your phone or laptop, it saves as data. Your laptop or phone already has one that converts the 0’s and 1’s into analog music that we can hear.
The portable ones you find in our Classic Stereo showroom are designed specifically to improve music. Not only does it improve the sound quality, it also acts as an amplifier for your headphones.
Add a quality portable DAC and a quality pair of headphones to your laptop or phone and you can start to replicate the quality sound you hear at home.
They are easy to store too. Most portable DAC’s are not much bigger than a cell phone that would fit into your pants pocket or purse.
TRY ONE OUT IN OUR SHOWROOM
Never used one? Don’t think it makes a difference? Visit our showroom to try it out yourself. Hook it up to your phone or laptop and tell us if you hear a difference.