Hi-Res Portable DAPs comparison chart 2022
Jan 30, 2022 at 11:13 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 82

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Thank you for waiting.
The latest "Hi-Res Portable Digital Audio Players(DAPs) comparison chart 2022" is available now.

Since the 2021 version below, thank you for many suggestions and contributions!
Although it still does not include all of the requests in that thread, I'll update continuously as possible.

Hi-Res Portable DAPs comparison chart 2022 (Dec. 31, 2022 ver.)

  • The models listed on this chart are based on the Japanese market (I'm Japanese) and some of the Global markets, sorted by order of USD price.
  • The chart is divided into 4 pics by restrictions of the layout and roughly by price ranges.
  • If you noticed incorrect description, value, or missing pieces of information you know, please mention it. Of course, your requests are welcome.
  • Although in recent years, some large-sized "Trans-portable" or "Carryable" Players have appeared, they are not included for their size and category classification are uncertain.
  • I'll update this article and the charts continuously till the end of 2022.
    I finally updated to the 2022-12-31 version in March 2023! Sorry for the very late update.
    For the 2023 edition, the number of models has increased so much that I have to make major changes to the layout and have to remove the older models.
    But some older models may also be current models, depending on the manufacturer, and this will be a distressing choice.
The first version was published as my blog entry (in Japanese) on Jan 8, 2022
ポータブルハイレゾ #DAP比較 一覧 2022年1月版 〜更なる市場の変化、新機種はハイエンドクラスに集中 - Azalush5
Portable high-resolution DAPs comparison chart January 2022 version: Further market changes, new models are concentrated in the high-end class - Azalush5
https://azalush5.hatenablog.com/entry/2022/01/dap-comparison-2022-01
In this blog entry, I discussed the market trend from my point of view. And moreover, it includes a "price to release date mapped graph" and 10K HD versions link.

1. Entry to Mid-range

dap_comparison_2022-12-31_fix-1_6K.png


2. Mid-range to Premium class​

dap_comparison_2022-12-31_fix-2_6K.png


3. Premium to High-end class​

dap_comparison_2022-12-31_fix-3_6K.png


4. High-end class​

dap_comparison_2022-12-31_fix-4_6K_rev2.png


Last updated: March 19, 2023

12K HD version​

If you want more high-resolution PNG images, please visit the Dropbox folder link below.

I hope you enjoy it and help you to choose your next DAP.

FYI:
Audio & Tech blog (in Japanese): "Azalush5" https://azalush5.hatenablog.com/
Twitter: @align_centre (mostly in Japanese, the latest update will be posted on Twitter)
 

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Jan 30, 2022 at 11:30 AM Post #2 of 82
Amazing as always! Thanks for sharing.
 
Jan 30, 2022 at 11:42 AM Post #4 of 82
Terrific resource and beautifully designed - bravo!

My only quibble is that M17 should surely be bumped to High-End class....:smile_phones:
M17 is the last DAP in that Category "3. Premium to High-end class"
So I suppose it is an High-End

Thank you for waiting.
The latest "Hi-Res Portable Digital Audio Players(DAPs) comparison chart 2022" is available now.

Since the 2021 version below, thank you for many suggestions and contributions!
Although it still does not include all of the requests in that thread, I'll update continuously as possible.


Hi-Res Portable DAPs comparison chart 2022​

  • The models listed on this chart are based on the Japanese market (I'm Japanese) and some of the Global markets, sorted by order of USD price.
  • The chart is divided into 4 pics by restrictions of the layout and roughly by price ranges.
  • If you noticed incorrect description, value, or missing pieces of information you know, please mention it. Of course, your requests are welcome.
  • Although in recent years, some large-sized "Trans-portable" or "Carryable" Players have appeared, they are not included for their size and category classification are uncertain.
  • I'll update this article and the charts continuously till the end of 2022.
The first version was published as my blog entry (in Japanese) on Jan 8, 2022

In this blog entry, I discussed the market trend from my point of view. And moreover, it includes a "price to release date mapped graph" and 10K HD version link.

1. Entry to Mid-range

dap_comparison_2022-01-10-1_5K.png

2. Mid-range to Premium class​

dap_comparison_2022-01-10-2_5K.png

3. Premium to High-end class​

dap_comparison_2022-01-10-3_5K.png

4. High-end class​

dap_comparison_2022-01-10-4_5K.png

Last updated: Jan 10, 2022

10K HD version​

If you want more high-resolution PNG images, please visit the Dropbox folder link below.

I hope you enjoy it and help you to choose your next DAP.

FYI:
Audio & Tech blog (in Japanese): "Azalush5" https://azalush5.hatenablog.com/
Twitter: @align_centre (mostly in Japanese, the latest update will be posted on Twitter)
Wonderful work and présentation
 
Jan 30, 2022 at 12:12 PM Post #5 of 82
Thank you for waiting.
The latest "Hi-Res Portable Digital Audio Players(DAPs) comparison chart 2022" is available now.

Since the 2021 version below, thank you for many suggestions and contributions!
Although it still does not include all of the requests in that thread, I'll update continuously as possible.


Hi-Res Portable DAPs comparison chart 2022​

  • The models listed on this chart are based on the Japanese market (I'm Japanese) and some of the Global markets, sorted by order of USD price.
  • The chart is divided into 4 pics by restrictions of the layout and roughly by price ranges.
  • If you noticed incorrect description, value, or missing pieces of information you know, please mention it. Of course, your requests are welcome.
  • Although in recent years, some large-sized "Trans-portable" or "Carryable" Players have appeared, they are not included for their size and category classification are uncertain.
  • I'll update this article and the charts continuously till the end of 2022.
The first version was published as my blog entry (in Japanese) on Jan 8, 2022

In this blog entry, I discussed the market trend from my point of view. And moreover, it includes a "price to release date mapped graph" and 10K HD version link.

1. Entry to Mid-range

dap_comparison_2022-01-10-1_5K.png

2. Mid-range to Premium class​

dap_comparison_2022-01-10-2_5K.png

3. Premium to High-end class​

dap_comparison_2022-01-10-3_5K.png

4. High-end class​

dap_comparison_2022-01-10-4_5K.png

Last updated: Jan 10, 2022

10K HD version​

If you want more high-resolution PNG images, please visit the Dropbox folder link below.

I hope you enjoy it and help you to choose your next DAP.

FYI:
Audio & Tech blog (in Japanese): "Azalush5" https://azalush5.hatenablog.com/
Twitter: @align_centre (mostly in Japanese, the latest update will be posted on Twitter)

Excellent work ! Thanks for sharing.
 
Jan 30, 2022 at 2:03 PM Post #6 of 82
Excellent work! Now add mobile phones!
 
Jan 31, 2022 at 12:29 PM Post #11 of 82
Thank you for waiting.
The latest "Hi-Res Portable Digital Audio Players(DAPs) comparison chart 2022" is available now.

Since the 2021 version below, thank you for many suggestions and contributions!
Although it still does not include all of the requests in that thread, I'll update continuously as possible.


Hi-Res Portable DAPs comparison chart 2022​

  • The models listed on this chart are based on the Japanese market (I'm Japanese) and some of the Global markets, sorted by order of USD price.
  • The chart is divided into 4 pics by restrictions of the layout and roughly by price ranges.
  • If you noticed incorrect description, value, or missing pieces of information you know, please mention it. Of course, your requests are welcome.
  • Although in recent years, some large-sized "Trans-portable" or "Carryable" Players have appeared, they are not included for their size and category classification are uncertain.
  • I'll update this article and the charts continuously till the end of 2022.
The first version was published as my blog entry (in Japanese) on Jan 8, 2022

In this blog entry, I discussed the market trend from my point of view. And moreover, it includes a "price to release date mapped graph" and 10K HD version link.

1. Entry to Mid-range

dap_comparison_2022-01-10-1_5K.png

2. Mid-range to Premium class​

dap_comparison_2022-01-10-2_5K.png

3. Premium to High-end class​

dap_comparison_2022-01-10-3_5K.png

4. High-end class​

dap_comparison_2022-01-10-4_5K.png

Last updated: Jan 10, 2022

10K HD version​

If you want more high-resolution PNG images, please visit the Dropbox folder link below.

I hope you enjoy it and help you to choose your next DAP.

FYI:
Audio & Tech blog (in Japanese): "Azalush5" https://azalush5.hatenablog.com/
Twitter: @align_centre (mostly in Japanese, the latest update will be posted on Twitter)
Thank you for sharing!
 
Jan 31, 2022 at 1:37 PM Post #13 of 82
I Wonder why it didn't make it to the list, this is my 40th bday gift to my self in two years.
 
Jan 31, 2022 at 1:40 PM Post #14 of 82
I Wonder why it didn't make it to the list, this is my 40th bday gift to my self in two years.
That’s some long term planning….It will be a nice bday gift for sure
 

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