I have a desktop PC with an NVidia audio – it’s always been great for playing back MP3 or FLAC or listening to Spotify. It was connected via the line out from the PC to my hi-fi amp. However the PC is currently throwing a wobbly so I’ve pressed in to service a Dell laptop as back up (a 7275). It’s fine as a replacement in pretty much every respect other than music playback, which even to my mutton ears is flat, full of treble and with zero low end. While I figure out how (or whether) to fix the desktop, I’d like to have some reasonable sounding music.
So my question is – would a cheapish DAC make a difference? I’m absolutely not an audiophile, and loath to chuck more than £50 at the problem. Having spent a few hours online I’m none the wiser as to whether some of the cheaper DAC’s (or anything else for that matter) would help?
What d’you reckon?