iFi Audio Zen DAC Review

A powerful desktop DAC with a headphone amplifier is always a pleasure to see in our test lab. Even when it comes with a reasonable price like this iFi Audio Zen DAC. Compact, desktop DACs with a built-in headphone amplifier are very popular today. We decide on them after purchasing a higher quality pair of headphones, aware that integrated sound cards are probably not able to get the best out of them, and motivated by the fact that such DACs pull all of the electronics in charge of sound processing from the computer case and yet have much more specific

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AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt Review

The popular DragonFly from AudioQuest in the latest version retains the title of one of the most compact, if not the most compact, portable D/A converter and headphone amplifier. Although mobile music is more popular than ever due to the advancement of mobile phones, true quality audio is not often encountered in this category. Namely, in addition to higher quality and more expensive headphones, this requires the presence of an additional headamp and DAC. There are certainly choices, but mostly cigarette-pack devices, which in size and mass, are often a burden while on the move. Therefore, experts at the British

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Audioquest Dragonfly Red Review

From the moment they appeared on the market, AudioQuest’s digital-to-analog converters with built-in headphone amplifier, DragonFly Black and Red, are the favorites of critics and audiences. Finally, we had the opportunity to test one of them. FEATURES: Type: DAC with Headphone Amplifier DAC: ESS Saber 9016 (24-bit / 96kHz) Connectors: 1x 3.5 mm (headphones / line output) Interface: USB Warranty: 2 years Audioquest Dragonfly Red Review: We tested the more expensive DragonFly Red, which, with a price of $ 200, targets the middle and higher class headphone owners, especially the models that require more power. Due to its outputs of

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