Let’s say you bought a dream set of earphones you’d always wanted, or a spiffy set of headphones that promised fantastic sound. Great - you deserved them! Then, once you plugged them into your computer, phone, or iOS device, you wondered, “Am I getting all the sound I deserve?” If you can’t think about better software than iTunes, or better hardware, you aren’t getting your money’s worth! This time, start with an external Digital to Analog Converter (DAC), some dedicated software such as Decibel or Pure Music, and suddenly a new world beckons! Read on for Part One of this multi-part review.
Harris Fogel, posted 9/23/2012