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    iFi Audio ZEN Blue v2 Review

    by Ed Selley
    iFi Audio ZEN Blue v2 Review
    The updated version of iFi’s standalone Bluetooth DAC pulls from the same parts bin as the DAC V2. Are the same improvements on offer?  
    9
  • Hi-Fi Review

    5

    Helm Audio Bolt DAC/Amp Review

    by Ed Selley
    Helm Audio Bolt DAC/Amp Review
    Its THX headphone amp was quirky but rather good, so how does HELM Audio get on with making a portable DAC?  
    8
  • Hi-Fi Review

    45

    iFi Audio ZEN DAC v2 Review

    by Ed Selley
    iFi Audio ZEN DAC v2 Review
    iFi has taken the already formidable Zen DAC and tweaked it in the pursuit of higher performance - does this add up to a meaningfully better DAC?  
    9
  • Hi-Fi Review

    15

    Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M Review

    by Ed Selley
    Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M Review
    The latest member of a long-standing dynasty of DAC’s riffs on the formula with some new features and capabilities but does it warrant a space in your system?  
    8
  • Hi-Fi Review

    17

    dCS Bartok DAC and Headphone Amp Review

    by Ed Selley
    dCS Bartok DAC and Headphone Amp Review
    The Bartok is - by some margin - the most expensive digital product we’ve ever tested but is the very first rung on the dCS ladder. Can it possibly deliver on the premise?  
    9
  • Hi-Fi Review

    114

    iFi Audio Zen Phono Stage Review

    by Ed Selley
    iFi Audio Zen Phono Stage Review
    Looking to extract a little more performance from your turntable? The latest member of the Zen family claims to have exactly what you need.  
    10
  • Hi-Fi Review

    40

    Topping E30 Digital to Analogue Converter Review

    by Ed Selley
    Topping E30 Digital to Analogue Converter Review
    The E30 promises a specification that would have been impressive at any price a few years ago for an absolutely bargain one today but can it convert potential into greatness?  
    9
  • Hi-Fi Review

    183

    iFi Audio Zen DAC Review

    by Ed Selley
    iFi Audio Zen DAC Review
    iFi sets out to make its most affordable DAC yet - is the Zen DAC a true bargain or has it bitten off more than it can chew?  
    9
  • Hi-Fi Review

    13

    T+A DAC 8 DAC and Digital Preamp Review

    by Ed Selley
    T+A DAC 8 DAC and Digital Preamp Review
    The DAC8 is part of a range of T+A components that form an independent system but it has a number of virtues that mean you might want to look at it on its own - so we have.  
    8
  • Hi-Fi Review

    38

    AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt DAC Review

    by Ed Selley
    AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt DAC Review
    AudioQuest’s minimalist DAC line has a new flagship with claims of further improvements in performance and sleek new casework. Can it deliver on the promise?  
    8
  • Hi-Fi Review

    34

    iFi Audio Zen Blue Bluetooth DAC Review

    by Ed Selley
    iFi Audio Zen Blue Bluetooth DAC Review
    Bluetooth can deliver outstanding results but in order to do that you need the right equipment. Enter iFi with one of the cleverest Bluetooth DACs yet.  
    9
  • Hi-Fi Review

    12

    Audiolab M-DAC Nano Bluetooth DAC Review

    by Ed Selley
    Audiolab M-DAC Nano Bluetooth DAC Review
    The smallest Audiolab DAC yet is rather more focused than its bigger brothers but there’s still plenty of technology there - does it deliver the goods?  
    8
  • Hi-Fi Review

    2

    iFi xDSD DAC and Headphone Amp Review

    by Ed Selley
    iFi xDSD DAC and Headphone Amp Review
    The iFi xDSD is a carefully honed smorgasbord of technology designed to work in a variety of situations. Is it any good though?  
    9
  • Hi-Fi Review

    66

    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC Review

    by Ed Selley
    Chord Electronics Qutest DAC Review
    Chord’s smallest home DAC borrows from the mighty Hugo 2- does it scale the same lofty heights?  
    9
  • Hi-Fi Review

    RHA Dacamp L1 DAC Review

    by Ed Selley
    RHA Dacamp L1 DAC Review
    The portable DAC market is still expanding and it is the turn of RHA to see if they can topple the mighty Mojo with their Dacamp L1.  
    8
  • Hi-Fi Review

    5

    Audiolab M-DAC Mini Review

    by Ed Selley
    Audiolab M-DAC Mini Review
    As one of the most capable affordable DAC manufacturers, Audiolab has turned their attention to portable audio with the M-DAC Mini.  
    9
  • Hi-Fi Review

    7

    Oppo Sonica DAC Review

    by Ed Selley
    Oppo Sonica DAC Review
    The Sonica DAC is the latest part of Oppo’s expansion into HiFi products but can it deliver in a congested and competitive market?  
    8
  • Hi-Fi Review

    41

    Chord Electronics Hugo 2 DAC Review

    by Ed Selley
    Chord Electronics Hugo 2 DAC Review
    The revised and updated Chord Hugo 2 is intended to better its predecessor in every way but can it really move the benchmark for portable audio?  
    9

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