I am curious about how to realize the best sound from my Laptop.
I have a top range HIFi system... Rotel RA06 (100 watt amp) driving IMF TLS Speakers and a quality CD player...... it is magnificent in sound.
However, connecting my Laptop via its 3.5mm socket to the Amp gives a plummy,undetailed sound which is also bass heavy. Would improving the existing Sound Card improve this OR adding a DAC converter be better. Even though I do listen to the setup with its own hi quality CD player (Technics) I am lately tending to listen more to youTube and other music from the laptop. I believe there is an external USB Soundblaster sound card and I was wondering whether this would be the answer. I am fairly technical regarding the Hi Fi itself (better cables/interconnects etc.) but in the matter of linking it properly to the Laptop I must say I am in the dark.