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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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7.8
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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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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 Cayin N6 is the company's debut digital media player featuring a dual PCM1792 implementation and an unusual design aesthetic. The price is $619.99. Disclaimer: The Cayin N6 was sent to us is a sample in ex...
FiiO X3 Gen 2
7.5
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FiiO X3 Gen 2 Review

The FiiO X3 Gen 2 is the second generation X3 lower-tier digital media player featuring a new design and jog-wheel navigation. It is priced at $199. Disclaimer: The FiiO X3 Gen 2 sent to us is a sample in ex...
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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...
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The X1 DAP by FiiO

The recent launch of the X1 by FiiO sort of completes the "Holy Trinity" of FiiO digital audio players with the existing but slightly aged mid-level X3 and their flagship X5 DAP receiving largely positive prais...
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8.5
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iBasso DX90 Review

The iBasso DX90 is the company’s new flagship DAP and supersedes the older DX50. It comes with a proprietary OS and is priced at $419. Disclaimer: The iBasso DX90 was sent to us as a sample in exchange for o...
Hifiman HM-901
8.6
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Hifiman HM-901 Review

The Hifiman HM-901 is a flagship digital media player with a unique interchangeable amplification stage. It is priced at $1499. Disclaimer: The Hifiman HM-901 sent to us is a sample in exchange for our honest ...
FiiO X5
7.7
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FiiO X5 Review

The FiiO X5 is the second digital media player launched by the company and a class higher than the original X3 DAP. It is priced at $350 Disclaimer: The FiiO X5 sent to us is a sample in exchange for our hones...
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The AK120 by Astell & Kern

I feel like there is an epidemic looming over the heads of most Hi-Fi audio music player designers. Most just can't seem to get it right and so few end up with a solid performer, yet something actually portabl...
iBasso DX50
7.9
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iBasso DX50 review

The iBasso DX50 is the company’s second mid-range compact digital media player featuring a proprietary OS and a WM8740 24Bit DAC implementation. It is priced at $239. Disclaimer: The iBasso DX50 was sent to us...
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The X3 DAP by FiiO

Darn... FiiO just went and did it and finally gave us the DAP they have been talking about since late 2011 - the FiiO X3. Feted for their quality to price ratio and bang for buck kings (sorry I have almost run ...
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The S9 By Cowon

The box of the S9 is definitely a sight to behold - clean, elegant, minimalistic. Immediately you are greeted with a sexy shot of the PMP, and the AMOLED label on top, Cowon is surely bragging about the power o...