Desktop Headphone Amplifier from Astell&Kern. Beautiful headphone amp with a sophisticated DAC implementation that delivers beautiful music.
A DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) is one of the most important components in digital audio. It is responsible for taking the 1’s and 0’s in the digital bitstream of the music and creating the analog sound that we hear.
If you are searching for a way to make the music from your smartphone/DAP sound better, or if you need to drive some less efficient headphones, iFi Audio submits the xDSD portable DAC/Amp for your consideration. It looks to be an impressive little beast that is barely bigger than a deck of cards.
The Mytek Liberty DAC and Headphone amplifier was assessed with Sennheiser HD-600 Headphones while being run via USB-2 in WASAPI push-mode from a dedicated Windows PC.
The Mytek Liberty DAC and Headphone Amplifier is one of the latest products from the prolific Mytek company, of Brooklyn, New York. The Mytek Liberty DAC is a member of the rapidly-growing DAC-Headphone Amp category of components. Its primary intent is to supplement a disc transport or a computer audio system playing local files or streaming audio including high-resolution MQA.
Today, I’m looking at NAD’s C 328 Hybrid Digital DAC Amplifier. It’s a two-channel integrated amp with digital chops in the form of an advanced DAC that features a dual-differential signal path. It also supports moving-magnet phono cartridges and boasts a clean and efficient 50 watts-per-channel thanks to a unique Class D design.
ELAC’s EA-Series EA101EQ-G integrated DAC amplifier combines easy-to-use yet effective bass management, room correction, lots of analog and digital inputs, a very intuitive and powerful control app, lots of power, and sleek design.
Schiit is one of my favorite little hi-fi companies that I’ve had the pleasure of buying gear from and if you haven’t heard of them, here is a short excerpt from their website. “Schiit got started in 2010 when two audio industry veterans decided it was time to shake things up a bit. The two audiophiles are...
Bryston brings to us a recent update to their line of digital components, the BDA-3 external DAC. “What, another DAC” you say. True, we appear to have been tripping over them lately with all the scads of DACs that seem to have been released by every brand under the sun. So, what distinguishes the BDA-3...
At the Tokyo Headphone Festival, held from April 29-30, Sennheiser will showcase the latest product in its audiophile range: the fully...
The AURALiC ALTAIR is a beautiful-looking digital audio product that combines a high-end DAC with wireless streaming solution. To achieve the highest quality of digital sound reproduction, ALTAIR is equipped with the Femto Master Clock, full linear power supply, and four built-in filter modes for sound customization.
It’s a preamp. We don’t like ‘em, they’re hard to get right, but you gotta have one. For $299, you won’t find any better than the Emotiva BASX PT-100.
The NAD C368 is a versatile product that can serve as a centerpiece to a stereo music system. It is an advanced integrated amplifier that can function as a preamplifier (with both line-level and phono inputs), a DAC (with both coax and optical inputs)...