Dac

XI Audio K-DAC

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.

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 DO200 MK2

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

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.

SMSL DO100

The SMSL DO100 is the newest budget DAC from SMSL. It uses a dual ES9038Q2m chip and it's priced at $239.

EarMen Colibri

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.