Enthusiasts will be sure to enjoy the RU6’s wide stage and analogue-like note presentation that grant it one of the sweetest and most euphonic sounds I’ve encountered from a portable source yet.
The S9 Pro is versatile, nicely resolving and a strong overall package that I can highly recommend.
Pros – Great design and build quality, Easily swappable OPAMPs, Heaps of driving power, Powerful midrange presentation, Spacious and immersive … Continue Reading Burson Playmate II Review – The Art of Nostalgia
The Dual DAC Cable ultimately showcases greater refinement in both feel and listening than even its premium competitors, however, its higher output impedance especially makes it a far more situational buy.
With streamlined usability, a lightweight aluminium build and clean audio section, the FC3 is hard to fault for portable use and offers a well-rounded package for a reasonable asking price.
Even at its elevated price tag, the Tone 2 Pro remains an excellent DAC paired with a simply good integrated amplifier that does well for IEMs and suffices for headphones.
The BTR5 is an exemplary device that gets impressively close to similarly priced wired sources whilst maintaining a compact and convenient wireless form factor.
The TC35i is one of the most compact and economical options that nails the fundamentals of a good portable source.
Pros – Excellent driving power, Outstanding soundstage width, Optical output, Wide file support, Low output impedance and black noise floor … Continue Reading NuPrime Audio Hi-mDAC Review – More Than Portable
Pros – Excellent value overall, Coherent presentation with clean transients, Resolving midrange Cons – Slightly woolly bass, Resolution isn’t the … Continue Reading Earmen Donald DAC Review – No Quack
Pros – Excellent value, High-quality build and connectors, Dynamic and refined sound with great driving power, Black background, Low output … Continue Reading Cozoy Takt-C Review – Genie
Pros Desktop power in a pocketable format, able to drive demanding cans with ease Fully-balanced topology Aptx Bluetooth a nice … Continue Reading The iFi audio xCAN: A Pocketful Of Dynamite.
Pros – Form-factor + build-quality Range of connectivity + file compatibility options Power and transparency Excellent Bluetooth sound Cons – … Continue Reading iFi Audio xDSD review: A real ‘Swiss-Army’ trans-portable DAC/amp.
Pros – Awesome design and build quality, Very clean sound, Nice soundstage expansion Cons – Very high output impedance (measured … Continue Reading dB MAGIX AC3-C Review – Prodigal Son
Pros – Solid build, Clean Bluetooth implementation, Refined sound Cons – Slightly more laid-back high-end, Design isn’t especially sleek Verdict … Continue Reading Fiio Q5 Review – A New Challenger
Pros – Low-noise floor for BT, Low output impedance, Good battery life Cons – Limited driver power, Subpar wireless range … Continue Reading Fiio BTR1 Review – No Headphone Jack? No Worries