Solid State

Topping A90
8.9
Editorial Score

Topping A90 Review

The Topping A90 is a compact balanced desktop headphone amplifier featuring both XLR and 4.4mm outputs and offering up to 7.6W of power. It is priced at $499.99 Disclaimer: The Topping A90 sent to us is a samp...
SMSL SP400
8.7
Editorial Score

SMSL SP400 Review

The SMSL SP400 is a THXAAA-888 Headphone Amplifier offering up to 6 watts of balanced output power into 32 Ohms. It is priced at $629.99 Disclaimer: The SMSL SP400 sent to us for this review is a sample in exc...
SMSL SH-9
8.6
Score

SMSL SH-9 Review

The SMSL SH-9 is a THX AAA-888 balanced headphone amplifier featuring 2 mono amplification blocks capable of up to 3W into a 32Ω load. It is priced at $289.99 Disclaimer: The SMSL SH-9 sent to us for this revi...
Violectric DHA V590
8.6
Score

Violectric DHA V590 Review

The Violectric DHA V590 is a new flagship integrated preamp, headphone amplifier, and DAC with 32BIT resampler and up to 5 Watt into a 50Ω load. It is priced at $3499.95. Disclaimer: The Violectric DHA V590 se...
NuPrime Alita
8.6
Score

NuPrime Alita Review

The NuPrime Alita is a slimline high-end integrated solid-state headphone amplifier, pre-amp and AK4493EQ implemented DAC. It is priced at €1295. Disclaimer: The NuPrime Alita sent to us is a sample in exchang...
dCS Bartok
9.7
Score

dCS Bartok Review

The dCS Bartok is a British high-end integrated streaming capable DAC and headphone amplifier featuring their renowned dCS Ring DAC™ technology. It is priced at $17250 for the DAC and amplifier and $14500 for t...
FiiO K5 Pro
7.3
Score

FiiO K5 Pro Review

The FiiO K5 Pro is the latest generation of a solid-state amplifier that started way back in 2012 with the E9 and directly replaces the K9 dock system from 2016. It is priced at $149.99 Disclaimer: The FiiO K5...
XI Audio Broadway
9
Score

XI Audio Broadway Review

The Xi Audio Broadway is a transportable balanced/single-ended Class A headphone amplifier with both AC and battery power supply. It is priced at $2,299. Disclaimer: The Xi Audio Broadway sent to us for the pu...