Dac

96/100 Dac
My Video Review: At the end of 2019 I was given the honors for a world-premiere Burson Conductor 3 Reference review, which changed the way I am looking at ESS Sabre-based DACs/Preamps and headphone amp combos. From linear, lean sounding and straight as a line in terms of frequency response, …
97/100 Dac
My Video Review: When an established audio manufacturer from China is releasing its newest flagship DAC, they are targeting not only its competition from the West, but more often they are aiming they own brethren from the East. Remember the waves Topping did with their D90 DAC? That happened …
92/100 Dac
My Video Review: When it comes to digital audio, the last two years were turbulent, restless but also exciting and rewarding. Few years ago, high-end digital audio meant shelving big amounts of cash, eating less pudding and more bread and water. Yet for the last two years or so, I’ve experienced …
98/100 Dac
My Video Review: I just counted that in the last 18 months I have covered slightly more than 45 digital sources on this website, somebody called me DACman privately over social media for obvious reasons. That made me giggle but also question myself if indeed there is a DAC problem buried deep in …
97/100 Dac
My Video Review: Delta-Sigma pulse modulation DACs (D/S from now on) are approaching its peak right now, challenging the best audio analyzers on the planet and our hearing abilities. Multi-thousand dollars DACs of the past are outperformed nowadays by units that are costing less than $1K. You …
97/100 Dac
My Video Review: When my Topping D90 review went live and dropped here, it literally dropped like a bomb, our bandwidth was barely keeping-up, servers were barely holding together, I never expected having so many readers. To this day, it was read more than 60.000 times, it is still my most read …
97/100 Dac
My Video Review: Once I started testing a lot of digital sources from all over Asia, few of our readers suggested testing some of the digital to analog converters from the Gustard team. After some research, we found that Gustard is quite popular in China, especially over Erji.net they have quite a …
98/100 Dac
My Video Review: I still remember it clearly when Audio-GD announced that they bought the latest batches of the best commercial made DAC chips from Burr-Brown, the legendary PCM1704 chips that everyone wanted to have in their digital sources. That news had a twofold effect on me. On one hand I was …
88/100 Dac
My Video Review: SMSL Audio might sound like a fairly new brand in the West, but for the East market SMSL just celebrated its 10th Anniversary and yet it feels just like a prologue for a long journey ahead for them. As a lot of brands from the land of the red dragon, SMSL is focused mostly on …
88/100 Dac
My Video Review: Topping is one of those brands that is just not stopping from releasing new products that cater for the affordable, mid-fi or hi-fi market. The rest of world crumbles in fear, buying toilet paper, canned food or just staying at home quarantined, yet Topping is waving hello with …
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