Tag Archives: USB DAC

iFi iDSD Diablo Review: Portable DAC/Headphone Amp with Realistic Sound

The iFi iDSD Diablo is its flagship portable DAC/Headphone Amp, also the first product to mark the engineering design innovation in amplification and decoding that iFi audio has been so passionate about. The Diablo costs about $900 and $150 more than its predecessors (such as the iDSD Signature Review) but isn’t equipped with X-Bass and 3-D+ technology, instead, it has …

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HiFiMan HM1000 DAC with High-Resolution Audio, Bluetooth, and OTG USB-C

HiFiMan has released the Portable DAC Model HM1000 for both casual and professional use. The digital to analog audio converter product supports Bluetooth connectivity and USB-C OTG, which is compatible with most high resolution audio devices on the market today, and also offers a sophisticated and beautiful design to decorate the entertainment corner or your office desk. HiFiMan HM1000 Features …

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Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M: DAC and Preamplifier with MQA

Cambridge Audio has announced the DacMagic 200M, a digital to analog converter (DAC) that doubles as a headphone amplifier. The Preamplifier product has a minimalist design: on the front, there are three buttons (on/off, source, and filter selection), a headphone output on a 6.3 mm jack, a central knob, and a series of indicators the selected source, the filter in …

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iFi Micro iDSD Signature Review: Pocket-sized DAC / Headphone Amp

iFi has just introduced a new Micro iDSD Signature DAC / Headphone Amp that features almost all the advantages of the Micro iDSD Black Label as well as a 4.4mm jack. Overall, the headphone amplifier is 177x67x28mm, the same standard size as the Black Label version, and is also built with an aluminum case. The difference with the Black Label …

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iFi NEO iDSD: New HiRes Professional Headphone Amplifier/Desktop DAC Announced

iFi Audio has introduced the latest professional Headphone Amplifier named NEO iDSD. This is the first Desktop DAC/Amp product line of the company launched with many technologies from the top Pro iDSD series. iFi NEO iDSD is a new generation Balanced DAC / Preamp / Headphone Amp. The product will have ports that fully connect users’ needs such as USB, Coaxial, Optical, …

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FiiO Q3 Portable USB DAC / Amp with THX AAA Amp now available on Amazon

The FiiO Q3 is the company’s latest portable DAC / Amp model and a mid-range model between Q1 Mark 2 and Q5S. The highlight of this THX Balanced Portable digital to analog audio converter is that the amplifier circuit uses THX’s amp module, THX AAA-28. The use of the THX AAA’s amp module is aimed at reducing the amplifier’s linearity and distortion. On FiiO …

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FiiO BTR3K Bluetooth DAC/Amp Receiver Review

The FiiO BTR3K is the latest Bluetooth stereo receiver model with a significantly cheaper price and a comprehensive upgrade with the DUAL Bluetooth DAC design, which upgrades the USB DAC chip to the latest generation of AKM with the 3.5mm and 2.5mm balanced outputs. Many people eager for the BTR3K DAC 2020 expect it to be FiiO’s next good product, …

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FiiO Q5s Headphone Amplifier Review

The most important part of every audio product review is how it sounds. For objective evaluation, we held this FiiO Headphone Amplifier in our hands for more than a hundred hours. In this FiiO Q5s review, we will use the two headphones: Sony IER-M7, and MDR-1AM2, which has both single-ended 3.5mm and balanced 4.4mm ports in addition to Focal Clear. …

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