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SMSL M200
8
Score

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
Score

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
Score

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
Score

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...
FiiO M15
9
Score

FiiO M15 Review

The FiiO M15 is a new flagship digital media player, (DAP). It features a dual AK4499EQ DACs, MQA 8x Decoding, and LDAC Bluetooth capability. It is priced at $1,299.99. Disclaimer: The FiiO M15 sent to us is...
EarMen Donald DAC
8.1
Score

EarMen Donald DAC Review

The EarMen Donald DAC is a budget-friendly portable pure DAC using a Cirrus Logic CS43198 DAC and capable of MQA decoding. It is priced at $99. Disclaimer: The EarMen Donald DAC sent to us is a sample in excha...
Cayin iDAC-6 MK2
8.6
Score

Cayin iDAC-6 MK2 Review

The Cayin iDAC-6 MK2 is the company's 2nd-generation i-Series hybrid tube DAC capable of up to DSD512 and PCM 768kHz decoding. It is currently priced at $999. Disclaimer: The Cayin iDAC-6 MK2 sent to us is a s...
Topping D90
8.7
Score

Topping D90 Review

The Topping D90 is a new company flagship pure DAC packed with an AKM AK4499 chipset, optional MQA decoding, and BT wireless capability. It is priced at $699 and $799 for the MQA Edition. Disclaimer: The Toppi...
Cayin E01
8.2
Score

Cayin E01 Review

The Cayin E01 Motherboard is the third module released for Cayin’s new N6ii DAP featuring a dual operational mode Class A and Class AB amp circuit design and an ES9038PRO DAC. It is priced at $419. Disclaimer:...
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Top Reader Voted DAPs

The following Top Reader Voted DAP scores are assigned by the readers, (Score) and apply only to all reviews where a slider voting system exists. This list includes all types of DAPs new and historical. Please...
Shanling Q1
8
Score

Shanling Q1 Review

The Shanling Q1 is a new Kickstarter-funded entry-level digital media player with a retro look inspired by the designs of the 1940s and 1950s. It is priced from $89. Disclaimer: The Shanling Q1 sent to us is a...
7.8
Score

Hidizs AP80 Cu Review

The Hidizs AP80 Cu is a special edition of the company's entry-level AP80 digital audio player featuring a copper housing and revised sound performance. It is currently priced at $249. Disclaimer: The Hidizs A...
HiBy R3 Pro
8.6
Score

HiBy R3 Pro Review

The HiBy R3 Pro is the company’s second-generation mid-fi touch-capable portable media player installed with HiBy OS. It is priced at $199. Disclaimer: The HiBy R3 Pro was sent to us as a sample in exchange ...
FiiO M11 Pro
8.8
Score

FiiO M11 Pro Review

The FiiO M11 Pro is the company's 'upgraded' edition of the Android M11 digital media player featuring a dual DAC AK4497EQ. It is priced at $649.99 Disclaimer: The FiiO Q5s sent to us is a sample in exchange f...
iBasso DX160
8.8
Score

iBasso DX160 Review

The iBasso DX160 is a new mid-range compact media player featuring Android Oreo, a 1080p screen, balanced output, and a dual CS 43198 DAC. It is priced at $399. Disclaimer: The iBasso DX160 was sent to us as...
Lotoo PAW 6000
9
Score

Lotoo PAW 6000 Review

The Lotoo PAW 6000 is the company's latest reference class digital audio player and the smaller sibling to flagship PAW Gold Touch DAP. It is currently priced at $1200. Disclaimer: The Lotoo PAW 6000 sent...