Dac-headphone-amp meaning

A D/A converter and headphone amplifier in one box. In lieu of connecting headphones to the analog audio-out headphone jack found on every computer and mobile device, the DAC/headphone amp provides audiophile quality digital-music-to-analog conversion.The Device Bypasses the Source DACThe DAC/headphone amp uses its own DAC, bypassing the DAC in the computer or mobile device. It converts the digital data to analog and amplifies the signals to the appropriate levels for headphones. See USB DAC and headphone amp.
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