Pure DACs

SMSL M200
8.3
Editorial 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...
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...
Yulong DA10
8.7
Score

Yulong DA10 Review

The Yulong DA10 is an all-in-one desktop pure DAC, preamp and balanced headphone amplifier featuring an AK4497 DAC and up to 3W of output power. Disclaimer: The Yulong DA10 sent to us is a sample in exchange f...
Burson Playmate
8.2
Score

Burson Playmate Review

The Burson Playmate is a Class A amp, high-end DAC and pre-amp all-in-one combo with swappable opamps. It is priced at $399 upwards. Disclaimer: The Burson Playmate sent to us is a sample unit in exchange for ...
Stoner Acoustics UDX
8.7
Score

Stoner Acoustics UDX DAC Review

The Stoner Acoustics UDX is a brand new desktop DAC priced at $330. It uses both single-ended and balanced outputs and also USB-OTG Support. Disclaimer: The Stoner Acoustics UDX was sent to us in exchange for ...
Chord Electronics Qutest
8.3
Score

Chord Electronics Qutest Review

The Chord Electronics Qutest is a new compact desktop DAC that is designed to partner with any amplifier as well as their new Hugo M Scaler. It is priced at £1195. Disclaimer: The Chord Electronics Qutest sent...
NuPrime CDP-9
8.8
Score

NuPrime CDP-9 Review

The NuPrime CDP-9 is a high-end CD Player, DAC, and pre-amp. Priced at €1695.00 it is aimed for audiophiles who still enjoy physical formats. Disclaimer: The NuPrime CDP-9 sent to us is a sample in exchange fo...
RME ADI-2 DAC
9
Score

RME ADI-2 DAC Review

The RME ADI-2 DAC is a slimmed-down and more audiophile orientated version of the award-winning RME ADI-2 Pro from 2016. It is priced at 999 Euros. Disclaimer: The RME ADI-2 DAC was patiently lent to me by the...
8.2
Score

Auralic Altair Review

The Auralic Altair is a wireless streaming ES9018K2M-infused desktop DAC with a dual-frequency 120 femtosecond clock. It is priced at $1899. Disclaimer: The Auralic Altair sent to us is a sample in exchange fo...
0

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 ...
Oppo Sonica DAC
8.6
Score

Oppo Sonica DAC Review

Disclaimer: The Oppo Sonica DAC was sent to us as a sample in exchange for our honest opinion. We thank Oppo Digital for this opportunity. To learn more about Oppo products on Headfonics you can click here. ...