Do you need a DAC with a headphone amp?

with headphones you would need either a dac+amp, use your pc's onboard audio with an amp or get a soundcard (which is basically a dac+amp+software in one) because they are unpowered so need to have an amplifier to drive them. fiio e10k is a good entry level dac+amp more than capable for the hd598.
A.

What is a DAC in Hi Fi?

A separate audio chip and amplifier work together to ensure all audio is played at a higher resolution, so you can enjoy high definition audio. The LG V10 not only makes your music sound amazing, it even up-samples most audio – including streams and old MP3s – to Hi-Fi quality.
  • What does the amplifier do?

    Some types of audio equipment use two separate amplifiers—a pre-amplifier ("pre-amp") and a main amplifier. The pre-amplifier takes the original signal and boosts it to the minimum input level that the main amplifier can handle. The main amplifier then boosts the signal enough to power loudspeakers.
  • What is a discretionary access control?

    In computer security, discretionary access control (DAC) is a type of access control defined by the Trusted Computer System Evaluation Criteria "as a means of restricting access to objects based on the identity of subjects and/or groups to which they belong.
  • What is the DACS in telecom?

    A digital access and cross-connect system (DACS) is a telecommunication-specific circuit-switching device that is used to route voice/data among cross-connected T1/E1 carrier lines. DACS is used in telecommunication networks to connect various carrier channels that exist in voice and data carriers.
B.

How does a DAC work?

During playback, a DAC decodes the stored digital signals. In doing so, the DAC converts those signals back into analog audio. A DAC sends the converted analog signals to an amplifier. The amplifier, in turn, sends music through your headphones or stereo speakers.
  • What is the resolution of the DAC?

    The resolution of either a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) or an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is the measure of how finely its output may change between discrete, binary steps. For instance, an 8-bit DAC with an output voltage range of 0 to 10 volts will have a resolution of 39.22 mV.
  • What is meant by DAC?

    A digital-to-analog converter (DAC) is a device, usually consisting of a single chip, for converting binary or digital code into an analog signal. A DAC device converts an abstract finite precise number, typically a fixed-point binary number, into a definite physical variable such as voltage or pressure.
  • What is the modulation?

    In electronics and telecommunications, modulation is the process of varying one or more properties of a periodic waveform, called the carrier signal, with a modulating signal that typically contains information to be transmitted.
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What is the use of digital to analog converter?

A Digital to Analog Converter, or DAC, is an electronic device that converts a digital code to an analog signal such as a voltage, current, or electric charge. Signals can easily be stored and transmitted in digital form; a DAC is used for the signal to be recognized by human senses or non-digital systems.
  • What is meant by DAC?

    A digital-to-analog converter (DAC) is a device, usually consisting of a single chip, for converting binary or digital code into an analog signal. A DAC device converts an abstract finite precise number, typically a fixed-point binary number, into a definite physical variable such as voltage or pressure.
  • What is the resolution of the DAC?

    The resolution of either a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) or an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is the measure of how finely its output may change between discrete, binary steps. For instance, an 8-bit DAC with an output voltage range of 0 to 10 volts will have a resolution of 39.22 mV.
  • How analog is converted to digital?

    An ADC may also provide an isolated measurement such as an electronic device that converts an input analog voltage or current to a digital number representing the magnitude of the voltage or current. A digital-to-analog converter (DAC) performs the reverse function; it converts a digital signal into an analog signal.

Updated: 12th November 2019

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