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HiBy R6 2020
9.1
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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
9.2
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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
8.6
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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
9.2
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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
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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 $99.99 Disclaimer: The HiBy R2 was sent to...
Soncoz LA-QXD1
8.3
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...
SMSL M200
8.1
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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
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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
8.2
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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
8.4
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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...