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iBasso DX300
9.3
Editorial Score

iBasso DX300 Review

The iBasso DX300 is the company's latest DAP featuring a dual system controller, Snapdragon 660, Android 9, and a quad DAC implementation. It is priced at $1199. Disclaimer: The iBasso DX300 was sent to us as ...
Cowon Plenue D3
8.6
Editorial Score

Cowon Plenue D3 Review

The Cowon Plenue D3 is a 3rd generation micro-portable DAP featuring a dual CS43131 DAC and up to 45 hours of battery life. It is priced at $370 Disclaimer: The Cowon Plenue D3 sent to us is a sample in exchan...
HiBy R5 Saber
8.7
Editorial Score

HiBy R5 Saber Review

The HiBy R5 Saber is a detail-orientated DAP featuring a Dual CS43198 DAC, Android 8, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, and MQA 8x. It is priced at $399. Disclaimer: The HiBy R5 Saber was sent to us as a sample i...
Musician Audio Pegasus R2R DAC
9.1
Editorial Score

Musician Audio Pegasus R2R DAC Review

The Musician Audio Pegasus R2R DAC is a debut DAC featuring a 24BIT R2R and 6BIT DSD true balanced topology capable of up to DSD1024 decoding. It is priced at $1099. Disclaimer: The Musician Audio Pegasus R2R ...
HiBy R6 2020
9
Score

HiBy R6 2020 Review

The HiBy R6 2020 is an updated version of the original 2017 R6 featuring the styling of the flagship R8, Android 9, and Snapdragon 660 capability. It is priced at $799. Disclaimer: The HiBy R6 2020 was sent to...
Shanling M8
9.3
Score

Shanling M8 Review

The Shanling M8 is a flagship digital audio player featuring a dual AKM AK4499EQ DAC, up to 840mW of power, and interchangeable headphone sockets. It is priced at $1659. Disclaimer: The Shanling M8 sent to u...
Cayin N3Pro
8.5
Score

Cayin N3Pro Review

The Cayin N3Pro DAP is a fresh budget-friendly spin on the original flagship N8's groundbreaking use of tubes inside a digital media player. It is priced at $479.  Disclaimer: The Cayin N3Pro sent to us i...
Luxury & Precision P6
9
Score

Luxury & Precision P6 Review

The Luxury & Precision P6 is a high-end digital media player featuring a fully discreet R2R DAC implementation with Bluetooth connectivity. It is priced at $2999. Disclaimer: The Luxury & Precision P6 ...
HiBy R2
8.5
Score

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 $99.99 Disclaimer: The HiBy R2 was sent to...
Soncoz LA-QXD1
8.3
Score

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
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
8.6
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
9.2
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 as a sample in exch...
Hidizs AP80 Pro
8
Score

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
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
Score

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 ...