iPod Touch vs Macbook

I am fairly new to the digital world and was wondering if an iPod Touch which a capable of running cd quality files would make a good source..  I would be using an iPod into an external Dac, then into an integrated amp connected to speakers.  I guess I am asking if an iPod can keep up with a Macbook Pro for sound quality with the same lossless files.   Any thought would be appreciated!

IMHE, running Audirvana+, PureMusic or Amarra will all give you better SQ than running iTunes to your dac. So I would think that the iPod Touch would functionally work, but wouldn't be close sonically. Cheers,