DACs

HRT Music Streamer II High Resolution USB D/A Converter

Great entry computer dac (oval version)

ri-fi

Pros: Small; fairly neutral signature; rugged chassis; low profile

Cons: No dedicated volume knob; bit/sample LED lights not on RCA out side

DISCLAIMER: I bought this second-hand, therefore my value/price impressions are based on the 80$ Canadian I paid.   In my opinion, and within the context of my home audio setup, the HRT Music Streamer II is a terrific, low-profile dedicated digital to analogue converter.   CONTEXT: I had been looking for little over a year for a dac that would not only suit my needs as well as my...
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Tube like sound reproduction, like a combination of British tubes like Mullards and American RCA.
Tube like sound reproduction, like a combination of British tubes like Mullards and...
Gracious Digital
Gracious Digital
one of the best DACs on the market for computer audiophiles
one of the best DACs on the market for computer audiophiles

exaSound e20

Pros: DSD256 support, rock-solid ASIO driver, phenomenal SQ

Cons: small rubber feet, slightly off-center backlighting

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Yulong Sabre D18

Yulong Sabre D18

“I had an entry level Arcam rPac and was impressed with how it made my music listenable again ;-) Needless to say within the month I was looking at the next level of performance but set a $1000 threshold for my next Dac. From what I could tell, coax S/PDIF & Balanced outputs delivered the best sound in most setups. I researched similar Dacs for several months and...” --JohnsTO

100% Positive Reviews
Schiit Audio Bifrost DAC

Schiit Audio Bifrost DAC

“ REVIEW: Schiit Audio “Bifrost” DAC   Introduction   By now, Schiit probably needs no head-fi introduction, and so I will not be providing one.  I will also not be making any jokes about the name.  Sorry.  That was so last review   I had asked to be sent a review loaner of the Bifrost when the announcement was made about its existence.  Schiit...” --Skylab

100% Positive Reviews
Schiit Modi

Schiit Modi

“ I will compare the Modi vs the ODAC for this mini-review. They both have the same general "signature" and really just sound very transparent/flat/balanced. I can't really detect any coloration and they don't alter the sound of any of my headphones or make them sound different than how they're supposed to be. I doubt that there is a headphone that would sound bad with the ODAC or Modi. For...” --tdockweiler

100% Positive Reviews
Hifimediy Sabre USB DAC

Hifimediy Sabre USB DAC

“I wanted a small, cheap USB DAC for an mpd music server. The server makes my lossless music collection and some internet radio streams available wherever I am - at home typically via mpd clients on PC and Android, and away from home via mpd client and streaming using SSH tunnels on laptop and Android. The USB DAC is so I can also run the same audio to a small amp and speakers at home. I...” --julian67

100% Positive Reviews
Schiit Gungnir

Schiit Gungnir

“Absolutely amazing DAC.  I have the Gen 2 USB upgrade. I now listen to nothing but flac files. For years I would not listen to CD (digital) as I couldn't get over the harshness. This has changed the way I listen to music and increased my enjoyment. No more getting up to clean and change records, No longer a dedicated room and shelving to hold those records. I just click my mouse and...” --tvrguy

100% Positive Reviews
JDS Labs ODAC

JDS Labs ODAC

“ Disclaimer: This review isn't based on NwAvguy words and/or the stereotypes arround the ODAC. You won't see me using the words "transparent" and or "clinical". I actually gave the thing an honest listen, compared it with what I had arround me and this is the review I came up with.   Now, you might ask me, why did you buy the ODAC? Well, I wanted something small that I could strap...” --Rem0o

100% Positive Reviews
Meridian Explorer

Meridian Explorer

“Bought this to use on the go and couldn't be happier. I've compared it to both the Dragonfly and Hegel Super and I can say that it comfortably trumps both those. The Dragonfly is good but music from the Explorer seems a bit more easy going and natural in comparison. And the Hegel Super is sadly disqualified for having a very high noise floor, on high impedance headphones you can't hear it but...” --TwoEars

100% Positive Reviews
Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1 Plus DAC

Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1 Plus DAC

“ I bought my Maverick TubeMagic D1 about 8 months ago and use it everyday at work. Its on about 6 hours a day and I have had zero issues with it. Its a very well built unit and sounds great when paired with my ATM50's and Foobar on my PC.   I had the factory upgrade the OpAmps with OP A627's for 30 bucks and the sound is very warm and pleasing for good old rock and roll, hip hop, and...” --presb4

100% Positive Reviews
Neko Audio D100 DAC

Neko Audio D100 DAC

“ DISCLOSURE: I received a loaner D100 as part of the Neko Audio D100 loaner program.  Wes Miaw, the man behind Neko Audio put together the loaner program.  All outgoing shipping was at my expense.  The loan was not contingent upon a positive review.  However, Mr. Miaw did ask if I would post my impressions (good or bad).   The D100 is an unassuming DAC.  A black box with a silver knob...” --The Monkey

100% Positive Reviews
iFi Nano iDSD

iFi Nano iDSD

“[Impression] iFi nano iDSD and iCAN with a splash of iPurifer iFi Audio has gained a great success over its Micro line of small sized desktop gears, and now it is pushing into the portable world with the Nano series. The nano iDSD is USB DAC that not only works with PC, but also has OTG support for the iDevice with OS7 (via camera connection kit / CCK) and Android that have USB Audio Class...” --ClieOS

100% Positive Reviews