iFi Micro iDSD Black Label Portable DAC with Headphone Amplifier Now Available

Last month, iFi Audio announced the iFi micro iDSD Black Label Edition, a new and improved version of their original micro iDSD. The original micro iDSD has been in the market for quite some time and it’s also one of the popular portable DAC/Amp, thanks to its sonics, flexibility and outright power. The new iFi …

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iFi micro iDAC2 Review – Portable DAC with DSD Support

Sometime mid last year, iFi Audio released the second generation of their portable “micro” digital to analog converter – the iFi micro iDAC2. This is the direct replacement of the now discontinued iDAC. The Micro iDAC2 still features iFi Audio’s signature look and design, but it now comes with a beefier components compared to its …

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ALO Audio Continental Dual Mono Review – Best Portable DAC with Headphone AMP?

ALO Audio CDM DAC AMP Review

Early Q2 this year, ALO Audio – a company best known for their portable DAC, amplifiers and upgrade cables, announced their flagship portable DAC/AMP – called the Continental Dual Mono. The ALO Audio Continental Dual Mono is definitely the best portable device they have to date, and today we are going to share to you …

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Matrix Audio mini-i Pro + 2015 Review – A Balanced DAC with Headphone AMP

Matrix Audio has been in the audio industry for many years and has been garnering positive feedback regarding their DAC and Headphone amplifiers. If you are familiar with the company, I’m sure you know what I mean. However, for those who are unfamiliar with the company yet, this is a good time to know about …

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ALO Audio The International+ Optical Edition Review – Portable DAC with Amplifier

Early this year, ALO Audio released their latest portable DAC with headphone amplifier – The International+ Optical Edition, in addition to their existing lineup. The International+ Optical Edition is somewhat similar to its predecessor, The International+, but it uses a 32bit Sabre32 ES9018K2M DAC chip instead of the 24-bit Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC chip on …

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Creative Sound Blaster E5 Review – Portable DAC with Headphone Amp

Creative Sound Blaster E5 Review

Usually DACs and Headphone Amplifiers or DAC/AMP Combo that are geared towards audiophiles and music lovers are so darn expensive. A DAC with AMP would cost you starting from a couple of hundred of bucks up to way thousands of dollars. That’s why PC enthusiasts and/or gamers are discouraged to buy such device because they …

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Encore mDAC Portable DAC/AMP Review – Features 24-bit, 96 kHz USB DAC

Encore mDAC Review

Portable headphone DACs with amplifier are popular nowadays, specially to people who are serious about music and wants to enjoy the best possible sound quality. Music lovers on the go usually listen to their favorite music via their smartphones, MP3 players or notebooks. Unfortunately most of these devices are not built with a decent DAC …

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JDS Labs O2+ODAC Combo Review – Objective2 Headphone Amp with ObjectiveDAC

DAC or Digital Audio Converter is basically what connects your digital audio source to your analog speakers, and Amplifiers are basically what makes the volume of the audio louder. Aside from converting the signal and amplifying it, a good DAC/AMP can also make the audio quality better. While a bad DAC/AMP can ruin the audio …

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