Aune Flamingo DAC & Headamp Review - The Musical Box

Overall Score 85/100
Sandu Vitalie Sources

Welcome back, everyone! Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the smallest DAC / headamp / Bluetooth receiver combo we have tried thus far. The most intriguing aspect of the unit is the ECC82 double-triode which is always engaged regardless of its working mode. Despite its charming appearance, it can deliver a remarkable amount of power, even for a few planar headphones. Additionally, if you use powered speakers, it can act as a DAC and preamp combo, adding some tube flavor into the mix. However, upon careful consideration, we did uncover a few issues, so let’s dive into it.

Overall score 85/100

Value 92/100
Features 85/100
Resolution 80/100
Dynamics 89/100
Frequency Response 82/100
Stage Size 85/100
Build Quality 83/100
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