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FiiO M15
9.2
Editorial 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
7.8
Editorial 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
8.8
Editorial 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
8.8
Editorial 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
8.9
Editorial 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...
Hidizs S8
7.1
Editorial Score

Hidizs S8 Review

The Hidizs S8 is a DAC/Amp in a small dongle format design to be compatible with PCs, MACs, iOS, and Android devices. It is priced at $89. Disclaimer: The Hidizs S8 sent to us is a sample in exchange for our h...
Shanling Q1
8
Editorial 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...
7.9
Editorial 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
8.9
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 a sample in exchange for...
FiiO M11 Pro
9.1
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
9
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...
HiBy R3 Pro

HiBy R3 Pro – First Contact

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 a sample in exchange for o...
FiiO Q5s
7.3
Score

FiiO Q5s Review

The FiiO Q5s is a revision of the original Q5 portable Bluetooth DAC/Amp using FiiO's latest interchangeable AM3E amp module. It retails for $349.99 Disclaimer: The FiiO Q5s sent to us is a sample in exchange ...
Dethonray DTR1 Prelude
8.7
Score

Dethonray DTR1 Prelude Review

The Dethonray DTR1 Prelude is a boutique digital media player with a strong focus on high-end audio performance. It retails for around $550 depending on location. Disclaimer: The Dethonray DTR1 sent to us is...