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Digital Audio Player

Hidizs Announces AP80 Pro-X Red Copper Limited Edition Collectible Digital Audio Player

Hidizs AP80 series of digital audio players need no introduction among audio lovers. The series has got plenty of products including the AP80, the AP80 Pro, and the recently launched AP80 Pro-X. Hidizs has a habit of releasing limited edit…

FiiO M11S: dual ES9038Q2M DAC Audio Player

FiiO has released its latest digital audio player, the FiiO M11S.

Shanling EM7 Flagship Desktop All-in-One Streamer and DAC/AMP

Shanling has introduced a brand new flagship desktop all-in-one streamer plus DAC/AMP, the Shanling EM7. The “EM” series of HiFi products from Shanling are designed as an all-in-one desktop solution for headphone listeners. The series star…

Shanling M6 Ultra: Latest Portable Digital Audio Player With Quad AK4493SEQ DACs

Shanling Audio is a well-recognized brand in the HiFi audio industry. They are an old player dealing in all kinds of HiFi audio gears including in-ear monitors, digital audio players, and more. Today, Shanling officially launches its lates…

HiBy RS2: Seek Splendid Sound With This New Darwin Based R2R Digital Audio Player

Last year, HiBy released the revolutionary RS6 digital audio player. The player laid the foundation of premium R2R-based Darwin Architecture for portable digital audio players for the brand. Bringing the legacy set by the RS6 forward, HiBy…

(News) Tempotec Serenade X: High-End Desktop HiFi DAP USB DAC

The latest network digital audio player, Tempotec Serenade X, is now available.

(News) iBasso DX170: Latest Hi-Res Digital Audio Player

The latest digital audio player, the iBasso DX170, has been released.

(News) iBasso Welcomes The Latest DX170 Hi-Res Digital Audio Player With Dual CS43131 DAC Chips

The wait for the latest mid-level DAP from iBasso is finally over. They have finally revealed the brand new iBasso DX170. As a successor to the DX160, the DX170 comes equipped with the latest-gen Dual DAC chipset, FPGA Master Audio Archite…

(News) iBasso Launches AMP13 Module With 6th Gen Korg Nutube For DX300 and DX320

iBasso has just announced its latest amp module for the flagship DX300 and the DX320 digital audio players, presenting the all-new iBasso AMP13. Designed with the 6th gen Korg Nutube 6P1, the AMP13 packs a tube-like rich sound presentation…

(News) Low-priced DAP "Q3 32GB" released

The Q3 32GB compact, easy-to-carry entry-level digital audio player is now available.

(News) Matrix Element Second-Generation All-In-One Devices: Innovative 3.46" Touchscreen Display

With the latest second-generation of Matrix Element devices, we are getting a unique and innovative touch screen. One can fully access entire features of the device using a large 3.46” touch screen display available at the front. It is fea…

(News) Digital Audio Player "iBasso DX320" with DAC chip made by ROHM is now available!

iBasso is pleased to announce its newest digital audio player, the iBasso DX320. It is equipped with the ROHM DAC chip, the most notable DAC chip in the market today.

(News) Matrix Element X2 Hybrid Volume Mode: Bringing Us Both Digital & Analog Volume Controls Under The Same Shell

The flagship Element X2 is loaded with class-leading features such as a flagship DAC chipset, an eight-channel balanced amplification circuit, and many more. Among all its advanced features, we have got the Hyper Volume Control. Here they …

(News) Matrix Audio Announces Latest Generation Of Element Series Desktop Music Streamers

Earlier today, Matrix Audio announced its latest generation of “Element Series” of all-in-one desktop music streamers. Equipped with a new circuit design, and upgraded functions, we will be getting three new devices, the Matrix element M2,…

(News) Topping M50: Desktop-Grade Digital Audio Player With USB OTG Bridge

Topping M50 is a premium desktop digital audio player with 10-band EQ support along with Apple Airplay and DLNA connectivity. Topping M50 supports USB OTG function, and has a microSD and Flash disk support(up to 256GB capacity). Topping al…

(News) Shanling M7, the latest ESS9038 Pro equipped digital audio player, is here!

Shanling has released its latest digital audio player, the Shanling M7.

(News) HiBy Released R5 Gen 2: Six Upgrades Over The Original R5 & R5 Saber

Over the years, HiBy has developed itself as a premium quality high-fidelity audio gear manufacturer. They develop and market some of the top-selling DAPs in the market today with successful products available across all the different segm…

(News) Cayin N8ii Released: Latest Flagship Digital Audio Player With Fully Balanced Tube Amplification!!

Cayin has officially launched its latest top-tier digital audio player, the Cayin N8ii. If we follow the news by Cayin, the N8ii has been in the development stage for quite some time now. It was supposed to be released last year but due to…

(News) Introducing the Shanling EM5, a Desktop streaming DAC/AMP

Shanling is focusing on music streaming based on the industry standard UPnP with the EM5. the Shanling EM5 Streaming DAC/AMP is designed as a DLNA certified streaming client. In addition, it also supports Apple AirPlay to access a wide ran…

(News) Dethonray Prelude DTR1+: Latest Hi-Res Music Player Announced

Today, Dethonray has announced the much-anticipated upgrade to the Prelude DTR1, the Dethonray Prelude DTR1+. The latest DTR1+ uses the same trusted AK4490EQ DAC chip that was used in the DTR1, and the DTR1+ features improved electronics, …

(News) Shanling X Moondrop X Tanchjim Limited Edition M3X Available To Order

The limited-edition M3X comes bundled with a unique white leather case that complements the new look of the player. The specs are kept the same as the original player but the look, feel, and tuning is entirely new to the limited edition M3…

(News) Shanling M6 Pro 2021 Android Music Player Announced

Earlier this year Shanling has introduced M6 Android Music Player 2021 variant with ES9038Q2M DAC chipset. Today, Shanling has announced the latest variant of its highly successful M6 Pro Android Music Player, the Shanling M6 Pro 2021.

(News) iBasso AMP12 Fully Balanced 4.4mm Audio Motherboard For DX300 Announced

Last weekend at the Guangzhou Headphone Expo iBasso, unveiled its latest amplifier module for the DX300 flagship Android digital audio player, the AMP12. AMP12 brings a fully discrete balanced circuitry to the DX300 with its dedicated 4.4m…

(News) FiiO M11 Plus Announced: A Highly-Anticipated Update On The Award-Winning M11 Pro!!

FiiO has officially announced its highly awaited M11 Plus Digital Music Player. It is an improved version of the FiiO’s award-winning M11 Pro Music Player bringing the necessary upgrades to keep the M11 Android Music Player lineup up to da…

【Flagship Digital Audio Player impressions】FiiO M15: Overwhelming functionality and high-end sound quality that seems to be the best portable DAP at the moment

The FiiO M15's first impressions are pretty amazing, and should provide a comparable or better music environment than a $ 1000 high performance machine. The amplifier power is sufficiently powerful, the sound quality is natural and high re…

【Flagship Digital Audio Player impressions】FiiO M15 vs Astell&Kern SP2000: Which is the Truly High-end?

The latest M15 from global Digital Audio Player (DAP) maker FiiO is equipped with dual AK4499EQ, Asahi Kasei's flagship DAC chip. There are only two DAPs on the planet that have dual of the highest DAC chips in the industry, yes, one of th…