What and how to choose a DAC?
The need for a DAC has never been so important as today, thanks to the possibility that today we can find one of these devices at extremely competitive prices!
These digital audio converters for analog signals are responsible for the processing and conversion of all digital audio files present on most of the devices we use as a listening source.
Given that most of us use the computer as the primary source of listening, whether for leisure or even professional reasons (eg how many of us use the work computer to listen to music when we need to focus?). Unfortunately, the sound cards of the vast majority of our computers are of poor quality. It gives you all the interest and importance in using a DAC to convert our favorite tracks, be they in MP3, FLAC, AAC, ALAC, WAV format or even the popular streaming services like Spotify, Deezer, Qobuz, Tidal, Apple Music, among others.
Nowadays we also have the wireless DACs that thanks to the universalization of the use of our phones as an audio player allow the sending without the need to use a cable. It should be noted that there are several forms of transmission, but only a few are able to transmit and perfectly respect the source files, these transmissions are considered lossless (for example Apple AirPlay and DLNA).