Pure DACs

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...
EarMen Donald DAC
8.2
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...
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
8.6
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...
Oppo UDP-205
8.8
Score

Oppo UDP-205 Review

Disclaimer: The Oppo UDP-205 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...
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. ...