I have a strong aversion to audio manufacturers who flood the market with multiple product releases each and every month. More often than not, these products feel rushed, lackluster, and, frankly, produce subpar sound quality. The worst thing? They force me to spend my hard-earned money every month, it feels like an escape room from which I cannot escape.
My profound respect lies with those who opt for a more deliberate approach, releasing their products once or twice a year, or perhaps even introducing a single product every two years or so. They will surely have the time to meticulously test everything, run hundreds of measurements and even listen to them for a couple of times.
Today, I’ll be delving into a manufacturer that, in my opinion, offers some of the most exceptional HiFi deals on the market right now. Allow me to introduce you to the Aune S9C DAC, Preamp, and headphone amplifier, priced at $700 in the USA or €760 in the local market, boasting a range of features that you’d be hard-pressed to find even in units that cost a thousand bucks or more. Let’s dive into the details.