The Audiophiliac comes away shaken and stirred from a close encounter with the Nagra HD DAC.
There are lots of headphone amps, but only the Vamp Verza works with the digital output of an iPhone or Android device, and that's a difference you can hear.
The Micromega MyDac comes from France, and it's fast becoming an audiophile top choice in high-performance desktop digital-to-analog converters.
Hand-crafted in Portland, Ore., the 1964 Ears V8 in-ear headphone is a more affordable alternative to the leading brands' high-end models.
The Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus offers a lot of features and decent sound quality but its price tag could be the limiting factor.
The Arcam rPac offers PC and Mac users an affordable upgrade to their onboard sound, complete with a dedicated headphone amplifier.
Wadia's USB digital-to-analog converter/stereo amplifier is a bona-fide triumph! Desktop audio never sounded this good before.
Play-Fi is the newest home streaming standard and could give Sonos and AirPlay a run for their money, promising wider manufacturer support and hi-res playback.
Cutting-edge digital, in the heart of old England.
Company has a knack for making great sounding desktop gear; the new D1 is the perfect music "interface" between your computer and speakers or headphones.