I am currently using a Boya BY-AM1 USB interface for my headphones. I have previously been looking for a more powerful interface (the headphone out), but have since realized that I might be better off plugging an amp to the output of my interface. The reason I don’t use a dedicated DAC, is that I also have a mic plugged to my Boya, which picks up sound and plays them to me via low latency monitoring - say if someone rings my doorbell while I listen to music - And I won’t be without that feature. It’s also handy not having to switch units for when talking on Discord and such.
So, here are my questions:
1: Do any of you have experience with plugging a headphone amp to a USB interface? I know Zeos did it with the Motu M2, but I had too many problems with that interface, so it can’t be that one.
2: Is there a name for the feature i’m looking for?
I asked Boya about this, and got an answer in broken english that I can’t quite make out, hence my questions.
Feel free to have me elaborate, if any info is missing.