Amplifier

EarMen ST-Amp

EarMen ST-Amp is a DAC/Amp made by an American Company in Serbia. It costs $599 and provides a lot of power through its balanced output. It is mainly an amplifier, yet don't forger about the built-in DAC

Schiit Audio Coaster

The whole audio industry hates them because of this amplifier. The Schiit Coaster is the TOTL headamp for years to come. I'm risking my life telling you about this, but the current audio dominion must be destroyed. At around $100 it is the endest of games, the highest of ends and a slayer of all. .

DIYaudio.com WHAMMY

WHAMMY is a DIY headphone amplifier/preamp with a notorious reputation for being one of the best projects. With Hi-End heritage, this kit promises everything you need at $299. Gather your tools and let's dive headfirst into the world of DIY.

Feliks Audio Envy

The Feliks Audio Envy is a flagship, Summit-Fi 300B Tube Amplifier. It starts at 6999 Euro, and we'll find if it's worth it in this review.

JDS Labs Element III

The Element III from JDS Labs offers to be the ultimate wire with gain. Are pure engineering and curious features enough to make some noise in the hyper-competitive DAC/AMP world? We will see if the $449 Element III has its own spot in the market.

SMSL C200

SMSL C200 is the newest DAC/Amp in SMSL's lineup. It uses an ES9038Q2M DAC chip and can output up to 1.3W into 32Ω. The price is set at $219.

EarMen Angel

EarMen Angel is the newest device released by this brand. EarMen has always scored well on Ear Fidelity, so the Angel should be no different. It is a portable DAC/Amp and it's priced at $799.

Burson Playmate 2

Burson Playmate is the most affordable all-in-one in this Australian manufacturer's lineup. It uses an ESS9038 DAC chip and it provides up to 3W of power via its Class-A, SE output. The price is set at $544.

Hifiman EF400

Hifiman EF400 ís the second all-in-one in Hifiman's history. It's fully balanced, built around an R2R DAC and a headphone amplifier that is told to be capable of running the Susvara. The price is set at $599.

Yulong Aurora

The Aurora is the newest DAC/Amp combo by a Chinese manufacturer Yulong. It's designed around the latest ESS ES9068AS chip, also offering a Class-A headphone amplifier. It's priced at $520.