does your current laptop have some trouble driving those head phones? Is it too quiet?
can i connect the dac to my computer with that usb cable or should i buy maybe an expensiever usb cable to get a better sound?
i read something like if i connect it to the computer via usual usb cable that i couldnt get music which is in 24 bit or something (i dont understand such things, i m an laic for computers and so one...)
when i get that dac and connect it to the pc do i need to download a software for it ?
Maximum output @32 ohm Load: 31.25mW
Quote from: saratoga on 16 September, 2012, 06:47:37 PMdoes your current laptop have some trouble driving those head phones? Is it too quiet?I don't know if AKG's specs are correct, but they're insane: the K 272 HD are rated at 91 dB SPL/V, 55 ohms, which translates into a sensitivity of 78 dB/mW (which is insanely low) and a power requirement of 1585 mW to reach a peak SPL of 110 dB. So, yeah, they're going to be pretty quiet
i dont understand those specifications you wrote to me about the headphones,if someone can suggest me which closed headphones(i live in a flat that has a very bad sound isolation so i want to buy some closed headphones that leak minimum of sound out) would be a good combination with that dac i would be very thankful.
Please note that the NuForce Icon amplifier will probably not be able to drive the AKG K272HD headphones loud enough:QuoteMaximum output @32 ohm Load: 31.25mW
Both my laptop and my iPod (prior to rockboxing it) weren't loud enough. It happens, it's not rare, and no, I'm not nearly deaf.
Can you really say with confidence that they will likely be loud enough with ANY source?
takeshibeat: you said you've already ordered the headphones. I suggest you wait until you get them, and try them with whatever source you already have. If they're not loud enough, try to find the specs of your sources and then choose something that has higher specs, as far as output power goes.