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NuForce Icon HDP (High-end Headphone Amp, USB DAC, Preamp)

NuForce Icon HDP (High-end Headphone Amp, USB DAC, Preamp)

“ I purchased the Nuforce Icon HDP along with Sennheiser HD 650 headphones as my first desktop setup about six months ago. I'll start off by saying that the HDP has been a fantastic purchase that I am thrilled with and enthusiastically recommend, especially as a starter desktop setup.   The HDP has loads of power and easily drives my Sennheiser HD 650s and other high impedence...” --Sid-Fi

94% Positive Reviews
NuForce Icon uDAC-2 (Black) USB DAC (24bit/96kHz) and Headphone Amplifier

NuForce Icon uDAC-2 (Black) USB DAC (24bit/96kHz) and Headphone Amplifier

“ Any product can fail, so negative reviews are always statistically suspect. However... I have bought SIX of these (including two of the RCA-less uDAC2HP model), over a period of a couple of years, and TWO were DOA. Also, two of the supplied USB cables were shorted, in one case apparently damaging a PC. (Sensed that the audio problem might be in the wiring when the USB cable got hot to...” --seawalnut

71% Positive Reviews
NuForce Icon uDAC-3 - High-Resolution USB Digital Audio Converter (DAC) - Silver

NuForce Icon uDAC-3 - High-Resolution USB Digital Audio Converter (DAC) - Silver

“I've had the pleasure of listening to many NuForce products through the years and I've always found them to offer outstanding price-to-performance ratios. Their products perform quite well and punch higher than their weight class. This time around I'm reviewing the really small uDAC-3 and all I can say is that trend certainly continues with this outstanding little product. Don't let the small...” --MacedonianHero

100% Positive Reviews
NuForce Icon HD Silver (High Performance Headphone Amp and USB DAC)

NuForce Icon HD Silver (High Performance Headphone Amp and USB DAC)

“ This is exactly like the $100 more expensive Icon HDP. I'll quote the description on Nuforce's website: "The Icon HD is designed for users who want the Icon HDP's world-class USB DAC and headphone-amp performance without having a need for the Icon HDP's flexibilities"    It is an HDP stripped down to a usb input, a DAC, the RCA output, the volume control, and the 6.3mm...” --Timestretch

100% Positive Reviews
Emotiva mini-X a-100

Emotiva mini-X a-100

“This review is based on matching the Mini X with Hifiman He-500 Headphones.     You may be reading this review, unsure what to make of this Amp, asking how can a cheap sub $200 amp offer the power needed for an expensive Headphone such as the Hifiman He-500?  If you have done your homework you will find this is the stereo amp everybody is...” --fluidz

100% Positive Reviews
Nuforce Black Cube Portable Speaker, Headphone Amp, and USB DAC

Nuforce Black Cube Portable Speaker, Headphone Amp, and USB DAC

“ Need an unimposing loudspeaker for your tranquil personal space? This is the finest niche product for the job I have found in a market which is flooded with cheap and not so cheap noise makers.   Although you could annoy the person in the next office if you were to exploit the Cube's volume potential, you can also use this little beauty whisper quiet. Perfect for the office...” --AJHeadfi

100% Positive Reviews
NuForce HAP-100 High Performance Preamp and Headphone Amplifier (Black)

NuForce HAP-100 High Performance Preamp and Headphone Amplifier (Black)

“ Full review here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/659934/review-nuforce-hap-100 ” --Armaegis

100% Positive Reviews
Fischer Audio Mystify

Fischer Audio Mystify

“ ****Note**** As always, these are strictly my opinions. I try to present these products as honestly as possible and try to describe them as best as possible. As always, YMMV.  ****NOTE****   FISCHER AUDIO MYSTIFY PORTABLE HEADPHONE AMP     SPEC’S:   Frequency “flatness”: +/- 0.5db Dynamic Range: 110 db Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.001% Intermodulation...” --LFF

100% Positive Reviews
NuForce DAC-80, Digital to Analog Converter with One USB and Three S/PDIF Inputs - Black

NuForce DAC-80, Digital to Analog Converter with One USB and Three S/PDIF Inputs - Black

“       Not long ago I reviewed the new DAC-100 from NuForce. I was impressed with its dynamic, exciting sound, which focused more on musicality than excruciating detail. Fast forward a few months, I also covered some of the matching Home Series gear over at InnerFidelity. I liked the whole lot of it, which was not something I had anticipated. But I did have a...” --project86

100% Positive Reviews
NuForce Icon-2 Integrated Desktop Amplifier with 24bit/96kHZ USB DAC and high performance headphone amplifier

NuForce Icon-2 Integrated Desktop Amplifier with 24bit/96kHZ USB DAC and high performance headphone amplifier

“ A full review here, including the S-X speakers and W-1 subwoofer and LPS power supply: http://www.head-fi.org/t/626851/review-nuforce-icon2-s-x-speakers-w-1-sub-lps-power-supply   Summary: The Icon2 is a great all-in-one device. It has a usb dac, analog inputs, headphone output, speaker output, and subwoofer out. It does all that in something the size of a book.   The only...” --Armaegis

100% Positive Reviews
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