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Headphone Amp

(News) Topping DX3 Pro+: a low-cost, high-quality Bluetooth DAC/AMP

Topping is pleased to announce the release of the Topping DX3 Pro+, an upgrade of the Topping DX3 Pro, a multifunctional DAC/AMP that has been well received by the market. The Topping DX3 Pro+ can be used not only as a stand-alone DAC, but…

(News) Lotoo Paw S2, an MQA compatible portable USB DAC/AMP to step up your high-resolution music

Today, Lotoo announced an upgrade to its highly successful Paw S1, the Lotoo Paw S2, which features Lotoo's full suite of advanced audio architecture with the legendary AKM4377 DAC chip at its core. The Paw S2 supports decoding of high-res…

(News) S.M.S.L HO200, the latest headphone amplifier released, almost a perfect competitor to the Topping A90.

A few days ago, S.M.S.L released a new headphone amplifier, the S.M.S.L HO200. It appears to be the higher-end model of the recently released SH-8s. However, it does not appear to be a THX AAA amplifier like the SP200 and SH-9. It appears …

(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) The latest portable Bluetooth & USB DAC + headphone amplifier "Aune BU2" is here!

Today, Aune announced its latest portable Bluetooth/USB DAC/headphone amplifier, the Aune BU2. It is a direct upgrade of the Aune BU1 DAC+Headphone Amplifier, featuring a better DAC and improved AMP chipset, an added 2.5mm balanced output,…

(News) Shanling UP5 Bluetooth V5.0 Portable DAC/Amp Available Now

Shanling has introduced its latest Bluetooth DAC/AMP, the Shanling UP5. It is a highly-anticipated flagship Bluetooth+USB DAC/AMP featuring Qualcomm's latest QCC5120 Bluetooth chip and a powerful dual DAC chipset housing two ES9219C ESS Sa…