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Headphone Amp

xDuoo Introduces MT-601S: Brand New Tube+Class A Transistor Headphone Amplifier

xDuoo makes some great performing desktop and portable HiFi audio gear. Last year, they released the “MT” series of desktop audio gears mainly including the MT-601/602 tube+transistor hybrid headphone amplifiers. Today, they have released …

Audirect ATOM3: ESS9280 AC PRO Chip Portable Decoder Amplifier

The ATOM series of compact DAC amplifiers has a new face: the Audirect ATOM3.

TANCHJIM SPACE: Dual CS43131 Decoding Chips Portable Headphone Amp

The latest portable headphone amplifier, TANCHJIM SPACE, has been released.

Meet The All-New Audirect Atom 3: Latest Portable USB DAC/AMP With Premium ESS Sabre DAC Chipset

Audirect has released a brand new Portable USB DAC/AMP, presenting the all-new Audirect Atom 3. As a successor to the Atom 2, the Atom 3 here is a tiny package with massive sound characteristics. With top-quality features such as a premium…

Tanchjim Space: Brand New Portable USB DAC/AMP With Dual CS43131 DAC Chips

Tanchjim, a brand commonly known for IEMs has debuted in the portable DAC/AMP market with the release of the all-new Tanchjim Space. “Space” is the brand’s first-ever take on the DAC/AMP market. It is designed with premium audio circuitry …

Shanling Introduces UA1s: Brand New Portable USB DAC/AMP With ES9219C DAC Chip & Interchangeable Connector Cable

Shanling has released an update to its collection of portable handy USB DAC/AMPs. The series that compromises of several successful models including UA1 Pro, UA2, UA3, UA5, etc, has got a brand new upgraded entry-level model, presenting th…

xDuoo Introduces TA-22: A High-Performance Desktop DAC + Tube Hybrid Headphone Amplifier

Talking about HiFi desktop and portable audio gear, xDuoo comes up as a highly-trusted brand among audiophiles. Over the years, xDuoo has gained a positive rep in the industry for its leading range of products. They cater to both portable …

Let's Update FiiO BTR7 To Latest Firmware V1.85: Adds New Features and Functions With Minor Bug Fixes

FiiO has released a brand new firmware update for its BTR7 Bluetooth and USB DAC/AMP. BTR7 is a highly-acclaimed flagship Bluetooth DAC/AMP that features Dual ES9219C DAC chips, Qualcomm’s Latest QCC5124 Bluetooth chipset, and Dual THX AAA…

Topping Announces All-New E70 ES9028Pro Desktop DAC & L70 Powerful NFCA Based Headphone Amplifier

Topping has just launched a brand new desktop stack consisting of a premium Desktop DAC, the Topping E70, and a powerful headphone amplifier, the Topping L70. Both the E70 and the L70 are designed to work together flawlessly and they syner…

Trasam DH3: Fully Balanced Dual 9038Q2M Chip Desktop Headphone Amplifier

The Trasam DH3, a fully balanced headphone amplifier with built-in DAC, is now available.

AOSHIDA D7: Bluetooth 5.1 HIFI Tube Balanced Headphone Decoder & Amplifier

Introducing the AOSHIDA D7, a wireless-compatible tube headphone amplifier.

SMSL Launches "C200": All-New Desktop DAC/AMP with ES9038Q2M DAC and Dual Headphone Outputs

SMSL is a trusted name in the HiFi audio industry. Mainly, SMSL is known for its range of Desktop HiFi gear such as DAC/AMPs, DACs, Headphone Amplifiers, etc. Today, SMSL has announced a brand-new all-in-one DAC/AMP, the SMSL C200. It’s a …

Presenting the JCALLY AP10: Lightweight, Compact, Powerful Portable DAC/AMP With Dual CS43131 DAC Chips

JCALLY has come up with a brand new Portable USB DAC/AMP with high-performance audio circuitry at a pocket-friendly price, meet the all-new JCALLY AP10. It houses a high-performance dual-DAC chipset from Cirrus Logics with two CS43131 DAC …

FiiO Launches Q7 Flagship USB DAC/AMP with ES9038 Pro DAC & Dual THX AA788+ Amp Circuits

Based on the flagship M17 Digital Audio Player, FiiO has designed the all-new Q7 Flagship USB DAC/AMP. Just like the M17, it’s a transportable device that can be used both in a portable as well as desktop manner. Q7 has been a highly-antic…

Meet Moondrop Click: Lightweight & Handy Portable USB DAC/AMP

Earlier this year, Moondrop entered the world of Portable USB DAC/AMPs with the Moonriver 2. It instantly became a huge success for its extremely good sound performance. Moondrop followed the success in the Portable DAC/AMP market after Mo…

Topping Launches All-New DX1 All-in-One DAC+Headphone AMP with AK4493S AKM DAC Chip

Topping is a well-established brand in the HiFi audio industry. The brand is mainly known for its wide range of desktop audio gears including DACs, AMPs, and All-in-One DAC/AMP devices. The best part about Topping is that their collection …

Six Updates With the All-New Topping DX7 Pro+: DX7 Pro+ vs DX7 Pro

Topping has released an update to its classic DX7 Pro desktop all-in-one DAC/AMP with the all-new Topping DX7 Pro+. Originally released back in 2019, the DX7 Pro has been a top-selling product for Topping. It has been a highly versatile al…

TOPPING DX7 Pro+: Bluetooth5.1 ES9038PRO Hi-Res Headphone Desktop Decoder Amplifier

Topping has released the TOPPING DX7 Pro+, an all-in-one desktop headphone amplifier.

SMSL C200: High End DAC & Headphone Amp

The SMSL C200 high-end DAC and headphone amplifier has been released.

Shanling UP4 2022: Full format balanced Dual ES9219C DAC Bluetooth 5.0 decoded Headphone Amplifier

The popular Shanling UP4 portable headphone amplifier is now available in a 2022 model.

MUSE HiFi M3: ES9038Q2M-Based Premium Portable USB Type-C DAC/AMP

Muse HiFi is a fairly new name in the industry. The brand debuted internationally with “Power” Planar Magnetic driver IEMs, and they also entered the world of portable DAC/AMPs with the release of Muse HiFi M1 and M1 Smart portable DAC/AMP…

DUNU DTC500: Brand New Portable USB DAC/AMP With ESS Sabre DAC Chipset

In 2022, DUNU doesn't require any introduction. The brand is mainly associated with several successful sets of in-ear monitors like DUNU Zen Pro, SA6, and more. Keeping up with the market trends, DUNU has also entered into the world of por…

Topping Releases G5 All-New Portable DAC/AMP with Premium Sabre DAC and HD Bluetooth Input

Topping has just released a brand new portable USB and Bluetooth DAC/AMP, the latest Topping G5. It’s a highly versatile device that serves as a premium Hi-Res audio source with its high-performance DAC chipset, powerful NFCA-based amplifi…

Dethonray Pegasus SG1: Latest Portable Bluetooth DAC/AMP With High-Res Transmission

Dethonray is a famous brand behind the successful DTR1, DTR1+ audio players, and Honey H1 Portable DAC/AMP. They have just dropped their latest portable Bluetooth Amplifier, the Dethonray Pegasus SG1. Alike other products from Dethonray, t…

Quloos QLS MC01/MC01SE: Latest Flagship-Grade Portable DAC/AMPs

Portable Audio scenes can easily get sorted with your favorite pair of IEMs and a Portable USB DAC/AMP with your smartphones. These little devices are slowly replacing digital audio players for many portable users. Brands are regularly bri…

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…

Six Upgrades With Topping L30 II Headphone Amplifier: Topping L30 II Vs L30

Last week, Topping released an upgrade to its widely acclaimed L30 headphone amplifier with the announcement of the all-new Topping L30 II headphone amplifier. If we believe Topping’s words, They have completely redesigned the NFCA module …

(News) Topping Announces New E30 II Desktop DAC and L30 II NFCA based Desktop Headphone AMP

After a long wait, Topping has finally revealed a successor to its classic E30 and L30 entry-level desktop audio setup. They have released E30 II as an upgrade to the E30 DAC and L30 II as a successor to the L30 headphone amplifier. Toppin…

(News) Moondrop Dawn Gets An All-New 3.5mm Single-Ended Variant

Following the success of the recently launched Moondrop DAWN 4.4mm Portable USB DAC/AMP, Moondrop has now revealed a single-ended variant for the DAWN, Let’s meet the all-new Moondrop DAWN 3.5mm Single-Ended Portable USB DAC/AMP. They have…

(News) Little Dot LD-ZERO: 2-IN-1 Hybrid DAC&Amplifier

The newest hybrid DAC/amplifier, the Little Dot LD-ZERO, is now available.