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The Companion One by Celsus

I am usually a bit hesitant at any literary toe-dipping into the cult of personality, especially when it comes to audio gadgets given the rate of tech R&D share out there but in this instance, I could be persuaded to change my mind given the pedigree of a ...
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The D3 by Audioengine

DAC-Amp combinations have been out for a while now, with AudioQuest's Dragonfly perhaps being one of the most high profile of these types of on-the-go all in one solutions. Heck even the D3 itself has now passed 12 months yet somehow this whole micro 'audiophi...
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The AlgoRhythm Picollo DAC by Cypher Labs

2014 has been a very interesting year for Cypher Labs. It has seen them branch out into pure amping beyond their sophisticated and highly rated SOLO and Theorem 720 product lines. The Duet and Picollo portable amps by all accounts received some excellent revie...
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The Sound Blaster E1 By Creative

I guess it was only a matter of time before there was enough search hits on "how can I improve on my onboard PC sound?" before one of those actual onboard soundcard manufacturers decided they would do something about it. And so up steps Creative with the launc...
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The E10K Olympus 2 by FiiO

I know I have reviewed the FiiO E10 on this site before but I felt that since I really liked those when it came out that I should review the latest version as well. I don't know what FiiO did to the first update to the E10 with the first Olympus model since I ...
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The HA-1 by Oppo

Oppo's recent achievement in the audio universe has not gone unnoticed. I am almost certain they've made most other audio brands duck and run for cover, give up their lunch money and require a hall monitor to escort them safely to and from the restroom. These ...
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The AK10 by Astell & Kern

Astell & Kern, along with Ibasso, FiiO and Hifiman have pretty much dragged the DAP market from out of its darkened sulky cave it has lived in for the last 7 years since the launch of the iPhone. DAP's are cool again according to iRiver and the Astell & Kern b...
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The N4 by Miniwatt

It's Chinese New Year soon and Hong Kong audio specialists have reduced the price on their N4 USB powered DAC/Amp to a very tempting $199 as a special promo so we though we would take a look and see how it performs and if $199 is a "dont miss it" bargain. T...
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The Tubemagic D2 DAC by Maverick Audio

I actually owned the Maverick Audio D1 DAC/AMP for about 2 years I think. Its a starter setup but a nice little workhorse and some good sounds for a budget price of around $250 and in a pretty small desktop friendly package. I got it on the basis of the dual R...
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The FiiO E17 – “The Alpen”

With the phenomenal rate FiiO keep churning out budget audio hits over the last 2 years you might be forgiven for getting lost in all the E's and D's yet somehow they still seem to find a niche or new ground for a new product that has us all say "Well that mak...
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FiiO D3 DAC – It’s a Keeper!!

The FiiO D3 is a straightforward SPDIF DAC that takes in coax and optical inputs and churns out RCA analog for a stupidly low price of $30. I’ll admit this was the first time I’ve seen such a cool looking little straightforward DAC in this price range and c...
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Schiit Announces The Bifrost DAC

Los Angeles, CA. Today, Schiit Audio announced the introduction of Bifrost, its first standalone DAC and the world’s most affordable fully upgradable DAC. Featuring modular design with upgradable USB Input and DAC/Analog Output boards, Bifrost offers virtually...