DAP's

DAP’s

7.77.7

The AP100 DAP by Hidizs

I have a hard time saying the word Hidizs. I have an even harder time saying it after a few beers so I will just refer to this £230 midrange DAP as the AP100, which actually sounds quite militaristic in my mind...
8.38.3

The N6 DAP by Cayin

The last review we did with Cayin was on their C5 amp and we lauded them for producing a very worthy budget amp with excellent design sensibilities that in picture form honestly didn’t do it as much justice as ...
7.87.8

The X3 Gen 2 DAP by FiiO

By pure luck the local demo tour of the new FiiO X3 2nd Gen was happening when I started this review so I was able to bring in Bryan Co from our local chapter to throw in his thoughts also so in effect we have ...
88.0

The A17 DAP By Sony

Sony recently launched a whole plethora of DAP's to the market in 2014 and 2015 show no signs of changing despite the shocking news that they are pulling out of audio and video markets shortly. The A17 is part ...
7.57.5

The M3 DAP by Shanling Audio

Shanling Audio have been on the go now for nearly 27 years and are very well known (at least in SE Asia) for their impressive power amps and desk top audio in general including DAC's and CD players. Much in the...
7.17.1

The HM-650 DAP by Hifiman

No matter the area, Hifiman always has pushed the envelope. For example, their first DAP was the monstrosity known as the HM-801. At 9 ounces and an entire inch thick, it, put bluntly, was a brick. It was a won...
7.77.7

The X1 DAP by FiiO

The recent launch of the X1 by FiiO sort of completes the "Holy Trinity" of FiiO digital audio players with the existing but slightly aged mid level X3 and their flagship X5 DAP receiving largely positive prais...
8.28.2

The DX90 by iBasso

The audiophile DAP race continues unabated with the release of the next step up from the DX50 by iBasso with the $419 DX90 DAP. It is almost as if iBasso and FiiO are in this budget busting DAP war bubble right...
8.38.3

The HM-901 DAP from Hifiman

Hifiman can claim to have been one of the original proponents of the new wave DAP market when back around 2007 they launched the HM series with the excellent if somewhat 'boutique' HM-801 and then in 2011 came ...