The humble DAC category – more than any other – is one that currently bears witness to the swiftest progress.

Rating a DAC is like to trying to hit a moving target, such is the re-contextualisation brought by newcomers, upgraded models and RRP movement. What follows is not meant to be a definitive assessment of every DAC currently available (that’d be impossible!). Here lies tabulated value for money judgments based upon sound quality and feature set.

I hope this helps you with your DAC or USB-S/PDIF converter choice but – proceed with caution – this is just one guy’s opinion. Salt to taste.

Premier League 

Division 1

Division 2

Division 3

Division 4

Division 5

Division 6

Spread Spectrum Technologies

And the rest…


 

USB-S/PDIF converters, S/PDIF re-clockers, USB filters and USB re-clockers:

Premier League

  • Sonicweld Diverter 24/96
  • Empirical Audio Off-Ramp
  • Audiophilleo w/ Pure Power

Division 1

Division 2

Division 3

And the rest…

 

Last updated: 3rd February 2017.