SMSL SP400
8.7
Editorial Score

SMSL SP400 Review

The SMSL SP400 is a THXAAA-888 Headphone Amplifier offering up to 6 watts of balanced output power into 32 Ohms. It is priced at $629.99 Disclaimer: The SMSL SP400 sent to us for this review is a sample in exc...
Cayin C9
9.1
Editorial Score

Cayin C9 Review

The Cayin C9 is a transportable dual Korg NuTube balanced portable amplifier featuring dual operational mode and timbral controls. It is priced at $1999. Disclaimer: The Cayin C9 sent to us is a sample in exch...
FiiO Q5s Type-C
8.7
Editorial Score

FiiO Q5s Type-C Review

The FiiO Q5s Type-C is a portable DAC and amp featuring a detachable THX AAA AM3D amp card, dual AK4493EQ, and Bluetooth. It is priced at $399.99  Disclaimer: The FiiO Q5s Type-C sent to us is a sample in...
ULTRASONE Panther
7
Score

ULTRASONE Panther Review

The ULTRASONE Panther is a compact portable headphone amplifier and DAC with native DSD256 decoding and up to 950mW of power. It is priced at $549.99 Disclaimer: This ULTRASONE Panther is a sample sent to us i...
Little Dot LD H1
8.5
Score

Little Dot LD H1 Review

The Little Dot LD H1 is a tube-transistor hybrid, fully balanced desktop headphone amplifier capable of up to 3.5W of output power. It is priced at $1399. Disclaimer: The Little Dot LD H1 sent to us is a sampl...
SMSL SH-9
8.7
Score

SMSL SH-9 Review

The SMSL SH-9 is a THX AAA-888 balanced headphone amplifier featuring 2 mono amplification blocks capable of up to 3W into a 32Ω load. It is priced at $289.99 Disclaimer: The SMSL SH-9 sent to us for this revi...
Violectric DHA V590
8.8
Score

Violectric DHA V590 Review

The Violectric DHA V590 is a new flagship integrated preamp, headphone amplifier, and DAC with 32BIT resampler and up to 5 Watt into a 50Ω load. It is priced at $3499.95. Disclaimer: The Violectric DHA V590 se...
Earmen Sparrow
7.8
Score

Earmen Sparrow Review

The Earmen Sparrow is a miniature USB DAC, preamp, and headphone amp featuring an ES9281PRO and offering MQA compatibility. It is priced at $199. Disclaimer: The Earmen Sparrow sent to us is a sample in exchan...
FiiO Q3
8.5
Score

FiiO Q3 Review

The FiiO Q3 is a portable THX balanced DAC/amplifier using an AK4462 DAC with DSD512 native decoding and up to 300mW output power. It is priced at $149.99. Disclaimer: The FiiO Q3 sent to us is a sample in exc...
NuPrime Alita
8.7
Score

NuPrime Alita Review

The NuPrime Alita is a slimline high-end integrated solid-state headphone amplifier, pre-amp and AK4493EQ implemented DAC. It is priced at €1295. Disclaimer: The NuPrime Alita sent to us is a sample in exchang...
Hifiman HM1000
8.4
Score

Hifiman HM1000 Review

The Hifiman HM1000 is a high-end portable integrated amplifier and DAC with a classic R2R PCM1704K DAC chipset, BT capability, and balanced connections. It is priced at $4891. Disclaimer: The Hifiman HM1000 se...
dCS Bartok
9.7
Score

dCS Bartok Review

The dCS Bartok is a British high-end integrated streaming capable DAC and headphone amplifier featuring their renowned dCS Ring DAC™ technology. It is priced at $17250 for the DAC and amplifier and $14500 for t...