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HiBy R2
8.5
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HiBy R2 Review

The HiBy R2 is an entry-level DAP featuring a Linux OS, bitperfect decoding, MQA, and an ES9218 DAC capable of up to 32BIT/384kHz and DSD128 decoding. It is priced at $89.99 Disclaimer: The HiBy R2 was sent to...
Soncoz LA-QXD1
8.4
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Soncoz LA-QXD1 DAC Review

The Soncoz ​LA-QXD1 is a desktop DAC using an ES9038Q2M and capable of decoding up to DSD512 native and PCM 32BIT/768kHz. It is currently priced at $199. Disclaimer: The Soncoz ​LA-QXD1 sent to us for this rev...
SMSL SU-9
8.6
Editorial Score

SMSL SU-9 Review

The SMSL SU-9 is a new desktop pure DAC featuring an ESS SABRE9038Pro chipset, with BT5.0 UAT and MQA capability. It is priced at $439.00. Disclaimer: The SMSL SU-9 sent to us for this review is a sample in ex...
SMSL M400 DAC
8.8
Editorial Score

SMSL M400 Review

The SMSL M400 is a desktop DAC featuring an AKM AK4499EQ chipset, LDAC Bluetooth, MQA, and a fully balanced analog output. It is priced at $809. Disclaimer: The SMSL M200 sent to us for this review is a sample...
HiBy R8
9.3
Editorial Score

HiBy R8 Review

The HiBy R8 is a new flagship DAP featuring Android 9, a dual AK4497 DAC implementation, MQA 16X, and up to 1W of output power. It is priced at $1899. Disclaimer: The HiBy R8 was sent to us a sample in exchang...
SMSL M100 MKII
8
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SMSL M100 MKII Review

The SMSL M100 MKII is a second-generation entry-level desktop DAC with an ES9018Q2C chipset supporting up to PCM768k/DSD512. It is priced at $93.99 Disclaimer: The SMSL M100 MKII sent to us for this review is ...
Hidizs AP80 Pro
8.4
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Hidizs AP80 Pro Review

The Hidizs AP80 Pro is an upgraded version of the company’s entry-level AP80 digital audio player featuring a Dual-DAC ES9218 chipset. It is currently priced at $169.99. Disclaimer: The Hidizs AP80 Pro sent to...
dCS Bartok
9.7
Editorial 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...
iBasso DX220 MAX
9.3
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iBasso DX220 MAX Review

The iBasso DX220 MAX is a unique transportable media player based on the DX220 ES9028PRO chipset but with a separate analog controlled amplification design. It is priced at $1888. Disclaimer: The iBasso DX220 ...
Cayin N3Pro

Cayin N3Pro – First Contact

The Cayin N3Pro is a dual operational mode, tube-infused digital media player with a twin AK4493 DAC implementation. It is priced at $479.  Disclaimer: The Cayin N3Pro sent to us is a sample in exchange f...
Topping D10s
7.9
Editorial Score

Topping D10s Review

The Topping D10s an entry-level DAC featuring an ES9038Q2M DAC chip and PCM384kHz/32bit and DSD256(Native) decoding. It is priced at $99. Disclaimer: The Topping D10s sent to us is a sample in exchange for our...
Hifiman R2R2000
8.7
Editorial Score

Hifiman R2R2000 Review

The Hifiman R2R2000 is a Hi-Res Bluetooth receiver using a dual PCM1704K R2R, (Black) and a PCM1702 R2R, (Red) DAC. It is priced at $2500 for the Black and $999 for the Red version. Disclaimer: The Hifiman R2R...
SMSL M200
8.3
Editorial Score

SMSL M200 Review

The SMSL M200 is a desktop pure DAC featuring an AKM AK4497EQ chipset, LDAC Bluetooth, and a fully balanced analog output. It is priced at $289.99. Disclaimer: The SMSL M200 sent to us for this review is a sam...
FiiO M3 Pro
8
Editorial Score

FiiO M3 Pro Review

The FiiO M3 Pro is a complete revision of the original M3K entry-level DAP featuring an ESS ES9218P DAC and up to 15 hours of battery life. It is priced at $99.99. Disclaimer: The FiiO M3 Pro sent to us is a s...
Cayin E02
9
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Cayin E02 Review

The Cayin E02 Motherboard is the 4th module released for Cayin’s new N6ii DAP featuring a Class AB balanced amplifier as well as a dual ES9038Q2M DAC design. It is priced at $419. Disclaimer: The Cayin E02 sen...
Shanling M6 Pro
8.9
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Shanling M6 Pro Review

The Shanling M6 Pro flagship DAP improves on the original M6 release with a new dual AK4497EQ DAC and a more powerful 600mW amplifier. It is priced at $759. Disclaimer: The Shanling M6 Pro sent to us is a samp...
FiiO M15
9.2
Editorial Score

FiiO M15 Review

The FiiO M15 is a new flagship digital media player, (DAP). It features a dual AK4499EQ DACs, MQA 8x Decoding, and LDAC Bluetooth capability. It is priced at $1,299.99. Disclaimer: The FiiO M15 sent to us is...
EarMen Donald DAC
7.8
Editorial Score

EarMen Donald DAC Review

The EarMen Donald DAC is a budget-friendly portable pure DAC using a Cirrus Logic CS43198 DAC and capable of MQA decoding. It is priced at $99. Disclaimer: The EarMen Donald DAC sent to us is a sample in excha...