I work for a the local city and need help finding a solution for our audio. I have it all working but with some personal gear. They would like to purchase their own gear to replace mine, but I’m not sure where to point them.
Basically, I need a USB amp/dac with 2 1/8th inch or headphone out simultaneously. MUST be those because I’m working with their setup. Currently they are using my personal Fiio E18 Kunlun because it’s what I had on hand, and it plays out of both headphone jacks at the same time. Reason for this is one output goes to the room audio and second goes to some wireless hearing aid devices. We can’t use the 2 headphone jacks on the PC because when using a Zoom meeting, Zoom adapts the room speakers so it is not picked up by the room mics. Using a USB dac seems to get around that.
The other option would maybe just use a Y splitter with any USB dac? Not really going to audiophile quality here. Just looking for the best/budget option. They’re fine purchasing the same thing I have, I just think there’s probably a better option. Any advice is greatly appreciated!