DAC Question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by alksion, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. alksion macrumors 68000

    alksion

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    I use to own the Logitech X-530 speaker system with my old iMac. I only used it in a 2.1 environment, which connected through a cheap eBay DAC. To be completely honest, it sounded pretty decent for a relatively cheap price.

    I moved and got the late 2013 iMac last November. At this time, I got rid of my logitech because they didn't do 2.1 natively and there were too many wires everywhere.

    I recently opted for the Bose Companion 3's (yeah, yeah, I know) for the time being. For $199.00, I got a complete 2.1 system, which speakers fit easily in my small desk space.

    My only issue is that I am less than impressed so far. My old Logtiech sounded better than these. My question is regarding my current setup. I am not using the Bose with a DAC. They are connected directly into the iMac's 3.5mm jack.

    Will adding a DAC like this help or will not make any difference at all?
     
  2. sickducker macrumors member

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    The dac wouldn't do a whole lot. Speakers are like 95% of the sound quality and good speakers should sound good with pretty much any modern source.
     
  3. alksion thread starter macrumors 68000

    alksion

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    I suppose thats just Bose for you then. Thanks for the reply!
     

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