The Nuforce Icon HDP incorporates a full-speed USB DAC and full-function S/PDIF D/A converter, plus...

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

Average User Rating:
4.41667/5,
  • The Nuforce Icon HDP incorporates a full-speed USB DAC and full-function S/PDIF D/A converter, plus a headphone-amplifier circuit and preamp output. Supporting digital USB, S/PDIF in coaxial and 3.5mm optical (3.5mm) modes, along with an analog line input, the HDP's flexibility has been designed to accommodate all manner of audio devices. Icon HDP is expected to compete with other DAC and preamp costing up to several times its price and serve as the heart of a high performance audio system.

Recent User Reviews

  1. derbigpr
    4.5/5,
    "Nuforce HDP review"
    Pros - Small size, relatively portable, enough power for most low-mid end headphones, versatile
    Cons - Can be harsh, funny volume pot
    Awesome, buy it now.
     
    Tested with K701, DT990 Pro, DT880 600, HD650 and HFi-2400's.
  2. arhandrei
    5.0/5,
    "Small & Smart"
    Pros - good sound, compact, functional
    Cons - nothing special
    I like this unit as it delivers much possibilities for not a big price. Besides  an excellent amplifier, it has a modern DAC, separated digital and analog power lines onboard. Well done.
  3. boyfrombluesea
    5.0/5,
    "Great Sounding DAC/Amp For My Senn 650"
    Cons - None So Far
     
     
    I mostly listening from my CD player and PC (flacs, HDTracks 24bit/96 and 192Khz files) with my Sennheiser HD650, so I decided to buy this NuForce Icon HDP as a DAC and headphone amp combo.
     
    It is very decent DAC/Amp. It gives a more balanced, clean and transparent sound to my Senn 650. The build also has a very nice finished and touch. Overall, I'm satisfied!
     
     
     

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