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Looking for DAC/Headphone/Amp

levanni

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Hi folks,

Looking for Headphone/Speaker combination for laptop.
Can anyone tell me if there is similar solution like SMSL AO300 but fully balanced I/O with EQ tone control?

Also, what I don't understand is if I go stack and pick some standalone balanced DAC/Headphone/Amp combo, how can I hear difference in headphones connected to DAC/Headphone by adjusting tone controls in amplifier which is the last device in row? I spent a week searching whether or not their DAC/Headphone amp has EQ controls, couldn't find anything! Also can't find anything in their amp lineup with balanced headphone jack output. Totally confused.

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From my best understanding, EQing is best done in digital, on the source device (computer).
Analog EQing (on the amplifier) is just not popular.
 
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levanni

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That's why Schiit guys produced this beauty? :)

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Unfortunately even their low price/high quality strategy is too expensive for me to build a stack. Wanted to know if there's something else I'd consider buying.

Can you tell that EQing from PC and this thing will be the same in terms of quality?
 

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