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 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 audio is known for its DACs, Amps, and AIO's, but it's Opamps that they truly have been known for throughout the years. Today we're going to review their V6 Vivid Opamps, priced at $85-$145.
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 SMSL HO100 is the newest budget headphone amplifier from SMSL. It can output up to 1.5W into 32ohm and it's priced at $149.
JDS Labs has made a name for itself rather quickly, thanks to their idea of a product that underpromises and over-delivers. It’s cheap, it’s made in the USA and it kicks butts. Now, it has a „+” in its name. The Price is set at $208 for the combo, let's go!
XI Audio Broadway S is a really interesting transportable headphone amplifier that is battery powered and it runs a pure analog discrete class A. It is priced at $1599.