June 27, 2019, 4:17 am

DACs

Digital-to-analog converter is a device that converts a digital signal into an analog line-level output that can then be fed into an amplifier to drive.

FiiO Q5 DAC/Amplifier

FiiO Q5 DAC/Amplifier Review

Conceptualised in May 2015 as the company's flagship Portable DAC/Amplifier, the FiiO Q5 was originally named FiiO E19 to reflect its positioning over the FiiO E17. Eventually named FiiO Q5, the...
Audirect Whistle DAC/Amplifier

Audirect Whistle DAC/Amplifier Review

As shared in an earlier commentary, Evolution of the 3.5mm jack. It has been more than a year since Apple announced that the iPhone 7 would arrive sans the 3.5mm jack...
Audinst HUD-DX1

Audinst HUD-DX1 DAC/Amplifier Review

The Audinst HUD-DX1 is a solid state headphone DAC and amplifier combo from Audinst, Korea. Audinst is a company established in 2009 with the goal of bringing PC-based audio components to...
Audirect Beam

Audirect Beam DAC/Amplifier Review

Having reviewed the Audirect’s Whistle earlier in the year, the company is not an unfamiliar name to the readers of Porta-Fi. Based in Shenzhen, China, the Chinese company has been engaging in...
Huawei CM21 DAC Amplifier

Huawei CM21 DAC/Amplifier Review

Last month, in my Huawei Mate 20 X Smartphone review, it was mentioned that the smartphone supports audio playback of up to 24-bit/192kHz and that 32-bit/384kHz audio playback as well as...