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If you have a MAC, you don't need a DAC
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Unless you are listening with earbuds or IEMs, improvements from the amplification section alone will make a big difference. The DAC chip is probably good enough, but the analog circuitry is an afterthought.
MPB audio out via headphones amplification is subtractive meaning it is designed to be run at full output ... you should only adjust the volume downward if you are overloading your downstream device (preamp, amp, headphones, etc.). If your gain structure allows for the full volume output as does my tube preamp, I adjust the actual listening volume there (at the tube preamp). This yields a very detailed, full yet not distorted signal. Comparing that to adding a very highly regarded (and expensive) DAC into the signal path yielded no noticeable difference.