XI Audio K-DAC is an R2R DAC that is their second attempt into the DAC market, after their flagship Sagra DAC. It's priced at $2584.
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 DO200 mk2 is a Bluetooth receiver and DAC based on dual Sabre ESS9068AS chips paired with five dual OP1612A op-amps. Its price is set at $469.
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 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 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 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.
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.
The SMSL DO100 is the newest budget DAC from SMSL. It uses a dual ES9038Q2m chip and it's priced at $239.
The Colibri is the newest dongle release by one of our favorite brands, EarMen. It is a battery-powered DAC/AMP using ES9281 PRO chip. The price is set at $333.