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QP1R
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The QP1R DAP By Questyle

With a wealth of globally patented technology, Questyle Audio are a company dedicated to the design and manufacture of high-quality audio products for use in the home and portable settings. The company, which h...
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The X7 AM5 Module By FiiO

Modules for the FiiO X7 DAP are now coming thick and fast with the public launch now of the AM5 and as I write we just received the AM3 (review later guys!). I was actually very impressed with the AM2 for its f...
Plenue D
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The Plenue D DAP By Cowon

October of 2015 was a sad month for me...it was around that time that my Cowon J3 finally kicked the bucket after years of strenuous usage. Despite owning numerous higher end DAP's at the time, like the Astell ...
Opus#1
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The Opus#1 DAP By The Bit

South Korea seems like the mecca now for modern DAP revivals with Astell & Kern coming out of iRiver and Cowon moving forward with their Plenue series and now we have a new player on the block, a company ca...
L3
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L3 DAP By Luxury & Precision

Luxury and Precision flew onto the audio scene last year with their excellent sounding L5Pro portable player, but I have a lot of concern about their new budget L3 model...as well as their business outlook and ...
Alien
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The Alien DAP Gold Edition By Shozy

The Alien DAP by Shozy is a DAP I should have given a dedicated review to ages ago. Instead, you have been seeing it pop up in comparisons to other DAPs as well as matchability ratings for IEMs. So when Shozy a...
N5
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The N5 DAP By Cayin

Almost exactly a year ago I reviewed the Cayin N6, which was and still is, the flagship DAP from this respected Chinese audio manufacturer. At around $600 it sounded neutral, smooth, clean and really an all-aro...
DX80
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The DX80 by iBasso

It was perhaps inevitable that iBasso would release a new DAP at the tail end of last year given the rash of next gen DAP's released by the likes of FiiO and the X5ii and X7 as well as the sensibly priced Pione...
AM2
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The X7 AM2 Module By FiiO

There was always going to be a part 2 and part 3 and so forth with the FiiO X7 DAP given its modular amping system and generally long shelf life road map planned from the start. I was wary initially of the poss...
M3
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The M3 DAP By FiiO

There are a lot of FiiO Dap's out right now in the market. The X range and the 2nd Gen X Range with the X1 and X3ii being the smallest and cheapest among them. I wrote a while ago that I thought the X1 was good...
X7
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The X7 DAP by FiiO

Never did I think I would be tagging a FiiO product in the $500-$1000 category, but here it is, the much hyped and now very real FiiO X7 flagship DAP. There are 450 pages on Head-fi alone covering the X7 and th...
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The X5 Gen 2 by FiiO

The 'Applesque' regenerating life cycle of FiiO products continue unabated with the launch of the all new X5 Generation 2 (X5 gen 2) DAP which represents, for now, their flagship DAP in the market. Much like th...
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7.8Our Score

The M DAP by Calyx

This South Korean company burst onto the scene recently with their beast of a DAP, puffing their chests and boasting impressive DSD capabilities and high driving output power in a portable music player for us a...
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7.7Our Score

The AP100 DAP by Hidizs

I have a hard time saying the word Hidizs. I have an even harder time saying it after a few beers so I will just refer to this £230 midrange DAP as the AP100, which actually sounds quite militaristic in my mind...
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The N6 DAP by Cayin

The last review we did with Cayin was on their C5 amp and we lauded them for producing a very worthy budget amp with excellent design sensibilities that in picture form honestly didn’t do it as much justice as ...
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7.8Our Score

The X3 Gen 2 DAP by FiiO

By pure luck the local demo tour of the new FiiO X3 2nd Gen was happening when I started this review so I was able to bring in Bryan Co from our local chapter to throw in his thoughts also so in effect we have ...
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The A17 DAP By Sony

Sony recently launched a whole plethora of DAP's to the market in 2014 and 2015 show no signs of changing despite the shocking news that they are pulling out of audio and video markets shortly. The Sony NWZ-A17...
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The M3 DAP by Shanling Audio

Shanling Audio have been on the go now for nearly 27 years and are very well known (at least in SE Asia) for their impressive power amps and desk top audio in general including DAC's and CD players. Much in the...
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The HM-650 DAP by Hifiman

No matter the area, Hifiman always has pushed the envelope. For example, their first DAP was the monstrosity known as the HM-801. At 9 ounces and an entire inch thick, it, put bluntly, was a brick. It was a won...