I have very little to no experience with audio equipment so I have come here where you creative professionals may or may not use this stuff everyday.
I have noticed that my MacBook Pro’s analog audio output is pretty crappy compared to even my iPhone or iPad. The sound is pretty flat and unimpressive compared to my iPhone even though I am playing the exact same source through the same headphones. Basically what I am interested in is running an optical audio cable out of my MBP into some sort of small, portable amp and then output to a normal 3.5mm audio cable to my headphones.
Is this the best way to do it and if so, does anyone know of any good amps or gadgets I should look into? Would appreciate any sort of help on this matter.