So it looks like I will be buying a new laptop sometime soon. My current laptop is not supported for Windows 10, although it seems there are plenty who have upgraded to 10 with no problems… and I am still fine with the performance I am getting. But it’s probably time.
One particular thing i do love about my current laptop is that I am able to use an Echo Audio PCMCIA card, which just stays plugged into the laptop, rather than carrying a separate audio interface. So I am looking for a new audio interface. I know many here recommend and use RME among others and I appreciate the importance of quality interface.
However, I only need a stereo output, basically just a DAC. I don’t need any inputs and most definitely not any mic pres and don’t want to pay for that or have the unnecessary bulk to carry around. So I have been looking at IK iRig I/O, Apogee Jam+, as well as even possibly Audioquest Dragonfly. In contacting tech support for all of these regarding drivers etc, all of them responded along the lines of using WASAPI or asio4all and that as just a DAC, any latency would be a factor of laptop and software, not their device.
Was wondering what insight anyone might have about this?