Think of Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) as the genus and DAC types as the species.
Roon, the music player software (think iTunes but 1 million-times better), is more than a beautiful interface to your music. It is an ecosystem that relies on hardware, software, and a network. As such, there are some things you need to understand about Roon’s hardware requirements if you want to avoid confusion.
Getting music out of a computer is easy—just hit “Play”. If you want the music coming out of your computer to sound more like music and less like chipmunks trapped in a shoe box, you’ve come to the right place. There are three basic ways to get this done; send your computer-resident music to your headphones, to external speakers, or
If you want to listen to digital music, either streaming or files, using your phone, you need a DAC. Luckily, your phone already has one inside. While you can use your phone as a music player, most everyone does, you can make your music sound better by adding an external DAC.