Here's a Pro Audio DAC
What is a DAC?
From the Stereophile Forums talking about jitter and USB DACs as well as USB two way communications for error correction. VERY good read.
are you referring to these?
I'd imagine that the vast majority of those would work if they use 12v power from the wall wart
I don't know why I didn't think about them, seeing as how I've got the headroom sitting right here at my desk with my Sennheiser 595s.
Yes, those. Thats all headroom makes.
Yea, I'm surprised no one posted it. Not only are their products astonishing quality, their service is superb as well.
And your Sennhesiers appreciate it I'm sure.
if you want to convert any dac to usb you can purchase one of these puppies:
http://www.hagtech.com/hagusb.html no drivers to install or update... this should open up the world of dac's to us.
this isn't a usb dac, but it could be made into one very easily. I think maybe we should change the title of this thread to just 'dacs' in stead of 'usb dacs'
anyways; Brian, one of the owners of 'twisted pear audio' has been helping me out a ton with an audiophile grade stepped attenuator that i'm integrating into my dac. I've come across a lot of people that just give the quick answers and expect you to buy. but Brian has gone above and beyond the call of duty and is actually excited to see his application to make it into the 12vdc automotive world.
enough about my experience with him, now onto the dac;
thread about the opus dac:
his site with other great audio gear: