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If you have a MAC, you don't need a DAC
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I can't say I agree with this... I have experience with a MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac mini and I think they're all pretty noisy. It's not necessarily it's fault—there's a lot of electromagnetic interference happening in that small case. For a computer DAC, it's probably decent, but a separate DAC (preferably not bus-powered) should make an appreciable difference.
Furthermore, I'm not aware of any way to use a Mac's DAC without also using its built-in amplifier. Is there a way to bypass it via line-out? (I really am unaware of a way, I may be incorrect). If that's the case, you'd be amplifying an already-amplified signal. Not ideal for hi-fi.