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Bypass Your PC's Crummy Built-In Soundcard With an External DAC/Headphone Amplifier

By Bulent Yusuf on at

If you consider yourself an audiophile, and have a large collection of digital music, you've probably spent a large chunk of change on a pair of headphones to plug into your PC or Mac. But here's the kicker: those headphones are only as good as the soundcard installed on your computer. And if you have a crummy soundcard, your music will sound lacklustre regardless of the luxury cans you slap over your ears.