Portable Amps & DACs

iBasso DC04
8.3
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iBasso DC04 Review

The iBasso DC04 is a dual CS43131 DAC and balanced 4.4mm output capable dongle delivering up to 195mW into 32Ω. It is priced at $74.99. Disclaimer: The iBasso DC04 was sent to us as a sample in exchange for ou...
CEntrance HiFi-M8 V2
8.7
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CEntrance HiFi-M8 V2 Review

The CEntrance HiFi-M8 V2 is a 2nd Gen portable DAC and headphone amplifier featuring 32BIT/384kHZ decoding and up to 1.6W of output power. It is priced at $749.99. Disclaimer: The CEntrance HIFI-M8 V2 sent to ...
Cayin C9
9.1
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Cayin C9 Review

The Cayin C9 is a transportable dual Korg NuTube balanced portable amplifier featuring dual operational mode and timbral controls. It is priced at $1999. Disclaimer: The Cayin C9 sent to us is a sample in exch...
FiiO Q5s Type-C
8.7
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FiiO Q5s Type-C Review

The FiiO Q5s Type-C is a portable DAC and amp featuring a detachable THX AAA AM3D amp card, dual AK4493EQ, and Bluetooth. It is priced at $399.99  Disclaimer: The FiiO Q5s Type-C sent to us is a sample in...
ULTRASONE Panther
7.4
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ULTRASONE Panther Review

The ULTRASONE Panther is a compact portable headphone amplifier and DAC with native DSD256 decoding and up to 950mW of power. It is priced at $549.99 Disclaimer: This ULTRASONE Panther is a sample sent to us i...
Earmen Sparrow
7.8
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Earmen Sparrow Review

The Earmen Sparrow is a miniature USB DAC, preamp, and headphone amp featuring an ES9281PRO and offering MQA compatibility. It is priced at $199. Disclaimer: The Earmen Sparrow sent to us is a sample in exchan...
FiiO Q3
8
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FiiO Q3 Review

The FiiO Q3 is a portable THX balanced DAC/amplifier using an AK4462 DAC with DSD512 native decoding and up to 300mW output power. It is priced at $149.99. Disclaimer: The FiiO Q3 sent to us is a sample in exc...
Hidizs S9
7.3
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Hidizs S9 Review

The Hidizs S9 is a dongle-type balanced and single-ended capable DAC and amplifier capable of up to DSD512 and PCM 32BIT/768kHz decoding. It is priced at $109. Disclaimer: The Hidizs S9 sent to us is a sample ...
Hifiman HM1000
8.3
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Hifiman HM1000 Review

The Hifiman HM1000 is a high-end portable integrated amplifier and DAC with a classic R2R PCM1704K DAC chipset, BT capability, and balanced connections. It is priced at $4891. Disclaimer: The Hifiman HM1000 se...
xDuoo XD05 Plus
7.8
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xDuoo XD05 Plus Review

The xDuoo XD05 Plus is a revised edition of the original XD05 featuring an AK4493 DAC, USB-C, and twice the output power at 1W into 32Ω. It is priced at $259.90. Disclaimer: The xDuoo XD05 Plus sent to us is a...
Earmen TR-Amp
7.8
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Earmen TR-Amp Review

The Earmen TR-Amp is a portable integrated DAC and amplifier using an ES9038Q2M chipset, with MQA capability, and up to 400mW of output power. It is priced at $249. Disclaimer: The Earmen TR-Amp sent to us is ...
Lotoo PAW S1
7.5
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Lotoo PAW S1 Review

The Lotoo PAW S1 is a new hi-res integrated portable amplifier and DAC dongle featuring PMEQ and up to PCM 32/384 and DSD 128 decoding. It is priced at $165. Disclaimer: The Lotoo PAW S1 sent to us is a sample...
NuPrime Hi-mDAC
7.7
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NuPrime Hi-mDAC Review

The NuPrime Hi-mDAC is a small portable high-resolution DAC and headphone amp capable of PCM 32/384 and DSD 256 decoding. It is currently priced at €139. Disclaimer: The NuPrime Hi-mDAC sent to us is a sample ...