If you’re tired of trying to listen to your high-quality music via your computer, tablet, or cell phone, the Clarus CODA is a possible solution.

Clarus CODA in use

It will play all your regular quality files in just about any format but also can play high-resolution formats and the new MQA files as well.

Secrets Sponsor

It’s about the size of a USB thumb drive yet packs high-quality components. It’s not the first combo USB DAC and headphone amplifier, but how well does it perform, and can it equal the quality of listening on dedicated high-end equipment?

Clarus CODA closeup

That’s what I wanted to find out and to see how well the CODA could improve the built-in audio systems of laptops, tablets, and phones.

Secrets Sponsor

My review will appear in an upcoming edition of Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity.