Originally Posted by sekkai
Maybe it's a noobish question but :
What the heck is "DAC Direct".
And yeah I read through the first post and wasn't able to find it out ;D
Lol yeah sorry I didn't publish yet a readable Changelog.
DAC direct uses better signal routing in the audio hub hardware itself.
Typical signal path:
DAC => analog channel mixer set to 0dB => headphone amplifier
"DAC direct" signal path:
DAC => headphone amplifier
As a result, the signal path is shorter and affected by less components (despite everything is tightly packed in the same package).
It doesn't make a world of difference but, you know
Measures demonstrating improvements
(mind-blowing for a phone or any portable device... also beats a shitload of audiophile rated dedicated components, especially mobile ones)