With music files played on PCs and Macs or from services like Spotify, Google Play, Apple Music and Tidal, the output of the computer can prove to be a bottleneck that limits the ability to deliver sufficient power and quality to a set of audiophile-grade headphones.
No longer: A new bundle offered by Sennheiser brings together the HD 660 S, Sennheiser’s top-of-the-range, open, dynamic headphones, with the Apogee Groove - a USB DAC and headphone amp. This combination lets the PC or Mac user enjoy the full dynamic range and ultra-low distortion levels of one of Sennheiser’s all time great headphones.
In the new bundle, Sennheiser’s high-end audio expertise is perfectly complemented by Apogee’s 30-year pedigree as an innovator and industry leader in digital audio recording. The world’s most successful artists, producers and audio engineers rely on Apogee products to capture GRAMMY winning performances.
If you’re a music lover and you want the best listening experience, one of the key ingredients in the quality of your sound is the digital-to-analog converter or DAC.
A DAC takes the digital information on your computer and translates it into analog sound you can hear through your headphones and speakers.
Not all DACs are created equal. Your computer has a DAC built-in, however without a high quality DAC like Groove, you will miss out on much of the subtlety, detail and dimension of music you listen to - regardless of what headphones or speakers you use.