DAC's

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The Hugo 2 By Chord Electronics

Has it been 3 years already since the launch of the original Chord Hugo DAC/Amp? Time flies I guess in this hobby yet the Hugo is still hugely relevant and massively respected by many an audiophile as one of th...

The UDP-205 By Oppo

There truly is no doubting that Oppo's recent investments and promises had cleaved the HiFi world in twain. Not long ago, they released the HA-1 DAC and Amp combo, which by rights was an incredible machine, as ...
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The uDSD By NuPrime Audio

The NuPrime uDSD was actually launched a while ago so my apologies for getting this one out a bit later than I expected. That being said, for those looking for a compact DAC/Amp solution, this is exactly the k...
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The i1 By FiiO

After having owned and loved many other FiiO products before due to their outstanding sonic value per dollar, it looks like they are at it again with the i1. What we have here is FiiO's first Apple MFi certifi...
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The Dacamp L1 By RHA

The Dacamp L1 was released at the same time as the CL1 and CL750 and represents part of the second generation of audiophile products launched by RHA towards the end of 2017/start of 2017. It is the first DAC/a...
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The Sonica DAC By Oppo

It is next to impossible to find a source desktop or even portable unit with a Sabre ES9038PRO DAC chip inside right now for less than $1000. There are a few reasons for that. The price of the chip is still ve...
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The Spectra DAC/Amp By nextDrive

I like Kawaii stuff. I'm a 31-year-old man and proud of it. When I first opened this Spectra's box and realized just how small it was, I truly did not expect the product could possibly sound as nice as it does....
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The HA-2SE By Oppo

Oppo Digital nailed it for me in terms of form factor and pricing for the original HA-2 DAC/Amp combo back when we reviewed it in April 2015.  Its slim profile was a perfect match for smartphone users to strap ...
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The DAC3 HGC by Benchmark Media

After having reviewed the breathtaking professional DAC/amp surprise hit RME ADI-2 Pro and the also spectacular Lake People Reference Series, it is time to see how an actual hifi consumer device compares to ref...
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THE ADI-2 Pro By RME

When I first heard about the ADI-2 Pro some months ago, I was indeed very interested. I read some more news on professional audio sites but some of the jargon I did not understand. I'm sorry, I have to admit, I...
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The Shift By Peachtree Audio

"Made in Canada". Nothing feels quite as satisfying as a 'home run' in terms of engineering capability being done right in your backyard. Peachtree is sort of on the comeback trail after a few years that culmin...
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The DAC-9 By NuPrime

It has been a while since I reviewed a desktop unit and with the ever-increasing quality of mobile gear it is becoming less of a feature for us at Headfonics but having said that now and then we do receive unit...
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The Encore mDSD By Sonic Unity

USB DACs are nothing new to the market and I have only really paid attention to one of them the D3 from AudioEngine last year. Mike swears by his Aegis from Cozoy, others disagree but by and large my laptop has...
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The K1 by FiiO

FiiO have been doing a commendable job in updating their DAC & amp line-up to suit a wide variety of user tastes and preferences across all price ranges. Their recent offering, the FiiO K1, is an example of...