Do I need a better DAC?
Hi all. I need advice.My budget setup consists of Apple TV connected to Marantz PM5004 via a cheap Neet DAC (optical to RCA) and the amp is powering Tannoy Mercury V1 standmounted.I mainly stream AAC 256kbps/MP3 320kbps via iTunes/Spotify via PC, iPhone using AirPlay/Airfoil, but considered ripping CDs again to Apple Lossless or similar. But this is not a priority at the moment.With this setup and sources, would I get much benefit from a pricier DAC? Or even a similarly priced different one? I am not that dissatisfied with the Neet DAC, it does a job, but I sometimes feel I could be getting more.The Fiio D3 gets favourable reviews but will it be better than what I've got? Is TEAC, Dacmagic, VDAC etc going to dramatically change things?Appreciate any advice you can give.Ber2k