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Shanling M6 Pro
8.9
Editorial Score

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...
Cayin iDAC-6 MK2
8.8
Editorial Score

Cayin iDAC-6 MK2 Review

The Cayin iDAC-6 MK2 is the company's 2nd-generation i-Series hybrid tube DAC capable of up to DSD512 and PCM 768kHz decoding. It is currently priced at $999. Disclaimer: The Cayin iDAC-6 MK2 sent to us is a s...
Cayin E01
8.9
Editorial Score

Cayin E01 Review

The Cayin E01 Motherboard is the third module released for Cayin’s new N6ii DAP featuring a dual operational mode Class A and Class AB amp circuit design and an ES9038PRO DAC. It is priced at $419. Disclaimer:...
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Top Reader Voted DAPs

The following Top Reader Voted DAP scores are assigned by the readers, (Score) and apply only to all reviews where a slider voting system exists. This list includes all types of DAPs new and historical. Please...
Hidizs S8
7.1
Editorial Score

Hidizs S8 Review

The Hidizs S8 is a DAC/Amp in a small dongle format design to be compatible with PCs, MACs, iOS, and Android devices. It is priced at $89. Disclaimer: The Hidizs S8 sent to us is a sample in exchange for our h...
Shanling Q1
8
Editorial Score

Shanling Q1 Review

The Shanling Q1 is a new Kickstarter-funded entry-level digital media player with a retro look inspired by the designs of the 1940s and 1950s. It is priced from $89. Disclaimer: The Shanling Q1 sent to us is a...
7.9
Editorial Score

Hidizs AP80 Cu Review

The Hidizs AP80 Cu is a special edition of the company's entry-level AP80 digital audio player featuring a copper housing and revised sound performance. It is currently priced at $249. Disclaimer: The Hidizs A...
HiBy R3 Pro
8.9
Score

HiBy R3 Pro Review

The HiBy R3 Pro is the company’s second-generation mid-fi touch-capable portable media player installed with HiBy OS. It is priced at $199. Disclaimer: The HiBy R3 Pro was sent to us a sample in exchange for...
FiiO M11 Pro
9.1
Score

FiiO M11 Pro Review

The FiiO M11 Pro is the company's 'upgraded' edition of the Android M11 digital media player featuring a dual DAC AK4497EQ. It is priced at $649.99 Disclaimer: The FiiO Q5s sent to us is a sample in exchange f...
iBasso DX160
9
Score

iBasso DX160 Review

The iBasso DX160 is the company's new mid-range compact DAP or digital media player featuring Android Oreo, a 1080p screen, and a dual CS 43198 DAC. It is priced at $399. Disclaimer: The iBasso DX160 was sen...
Lotoo PAW 6000

Lotoo PAW 6000 – First Contact

The Lotoo PAW 6000 is the company's latest reference class digital audio player and the smaller sibling to flagship PAW Gold Touch DAP. It is currently priced at $1049 with an SRP of $1200. Disclaimer: The Lot...
HiBy R3 Pro

HiBy R3 Pro – First Contact

The HiBy R3 Pro is the company's second-generation mid-fi touch-capable portable media player installed with HiBy OS. It is priced at $199. Disclaimer: The HiBy R3 Pro was sent to us a sample in exchange for o...
FiiO Q5s
7.6
Score

FiiO Q5s Review

The FiiO Q5s is a revision of the original Q5 portable Bluetooth DAC/Amp using FiiO's latest interchangeable AM3E amp module. It retails for $349.99 Disclaimer: The FiiO Q5s sent to us is a sample in exchange ...