Originally Posted by William
So you searched and dug up a nearly 2 year old thread to state this?
Also internal PC analog sound cards can suffer PC generated electrical nose. A PC is a terrible place for an analog signal. If you want to tout analog SQ you might use something like an OPPO BDP-105 as an example.
A PC *could* do that, but typically doesn't nowadays. If you have measurements to suggest otherwise, I'm all eyes (and ears).
FWIW, I've been streaming my collection from a hard drive through my laptop for years now (using foobar2000 as a player), using both analog and digital outs (though mostly digital) , and PC noise has never been an issue. It's not an issue for my iPod either...
and btw, that ancient discman, if *level matched* and *compared blind* to a modern DAC, might do surprisingly well.Edited by krabapple - 9/18/13 at 8:57am