Top 10 Best Sony Dacs
for September 2022

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Sony MDR1ADAC/S Premium Hi-Res DAC/Amplifier-Integrated Headphones, Silver

Sony MDR1ADAC/S Premium Hi-Res DAC/Amplifier-Integrated Headphones

by Sony
What We like

Passive use for normal, corded operation without battery, Ergonomic ear pads for powerful response and long-term comfort, Silver coated OFC cable minimizes signal transmission loss, Beat Response Control for improved bass and transient response

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Product Features

  • Sound Reproduction up to 100 kHz (for High Resolution Audio), 40 mm ALCP diaphragms for articulate audio reproduction (3-100 Hz), Asynchronous, precision USB clock for superior sound, S-Master HX digital amplifier for unparalleled sound
  • Built-in Lithium-ion battery for up to 7.5 hours on-the-go playback, Supplied: USB and Walkman, Xperia, Lightning Connector, standard audio cables, and carrying pouch
  • Premium DAC supports full Hi-Res audio: PCM 192kHz/24 bit, DSD 2.8/5.6MHz, Direct Digital Connection for PC, Walkman, Xperia, and Apple devices, 2 in 1 integrated use: Hi-Res Headphones + Headphone DAC and amplifier
  • Enfolding structure for wrap-around feel and improved acoustic seal, Inward axis structure delivers optimum fit, Silent joints won't disturb your audio experience, Auto input select: (iOS, USB, Walkman, Xperia) Digital and Analog input
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9.7
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Sony UDA1/B Hi-Res USB DAC System for PC Audio

Sony UDA1/B Hi-Res USB DAC System for PC Audio

by Sony
What We like

Compatible with any music player like iTunes, Windows Media player, Media Go and more.

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Product Features

  • Playback of DSD, LPCM, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, ATRAC Advanced Lossless, ATRAC, MP3, AAC, WMA music files
  • 20W x 2 Class AB amplifier
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9.4
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Sony NW-A55/L Walkman NW-A55 Hi-Res 16GB MP3 Player, Moonlight Blue

Sony NW-A55/L Walkman NW-A55 Hi-Res 16GB MP3 Player

by Sony
What We like

In the box: Walkman, USB cable, Startup Guide, Instruction Manual

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Product Features

  • Precision engineered for improved sound quality
  • Truly authentic sound with Hi-Res Audio
  • DSEE HX upscaling restores quality to compressed files
  • S-Master HX digital amplifier for pure sound quality
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9.2
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Sony NW-A55 16GB Walkman Hi-Res Portable Digital Music Player with 16 GB Card and Case Bundle (3 Items)

Sony NW-A55 16GB Walkman Hi-Res Portable Digital Music Player with 16 GB Card and Case Bundle (3 Items)

by Sony
What We like

BATTERY LIFE: Listen for longer time with up to 45 Hours battery life

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Product Features

  • DSEE HX AI: Audio up-scaling is improved even further by DSEE HX processor which intelligently recognizes instrumentation and musical genres. Realism and liveliness of different instruments, including the human voice, are inherently characterized by high frequency harmonics
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony NW-A55 16GB Walkman Hi-Res Portable Digital Music Player with Touch Screen, Knox Gear Hardshell Travel and Protective Case for Sony ICFP26 Portable Radio, and Kodak 16GB Class 10 UHS-I U1 microSDHC Card with Adapter
  • NFC ONE-TOUCH: NFC One-Touch is used for instant connectivity
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8.8
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Sony NW-ZX507/S Walkman Hi-Res 64GB MP3 Player, Silver

Sony NW-ZX507/S Walkman Hi-Res 64GB MP3 Player

by Sony
What We like

In the box Walkman USB cable Startup Guide Instruction Manual

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Product Features

  • S-Master HX digital amplifier for pure sound quality
  • Precision engineered for improved sound quality
  • Use your favorite streaming platforms with Android support
  • USB Type C connectivity
  • Truly authentic sound with Hi-Res Audio
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8.6
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Sony Walkman NW-A105 Hi-Res 16GB MP3 Player, Black

Sony Walkman NW-A105 Hi-Res 16GB MP3 Player

by Sony
What We like

In the box Walkman USB Type-C cable Startup Guide Instruction Manual

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Product Features

  • S-Master HX digital amplifier for pure sound quality
  • DSEE HX Al analyzes song type and restores compressed audio files
  • High-Resolution Audio compatible
  • Use Wi-Fi to stream and download music with your favorite Android apps
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7.9
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Sony MDR1A Premium Hi-Res Stereo Headphones (Black)

Sony MDR1A Premium Hi-Res Stereo Headphones (Black)

by Sony
What We like

Sound Reproduction up to 100 kHz, 40 mm driver units with ALCP for articulate audio reproduction, 4-conductor cable for better signal separation and resulting sound quality, Ergonomic ear pads for powerful response and long-term comfort.Connectivity Technology: Wired

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Product Features

  • Inward axis structure delivers optimum fit, Silent joints won't disturb your audio experience, In-line remote and microphone for hands-free phone calling, Carrying pouch and cord length is 3.94 feet
  • Compatible with 3 optional cables engineered with Kimber Kable, Silver coated OFC cable minimizes signal transmission loss, Beat Response Control for improved bass and transient response, Enfolding structure for wrap-around feel and improved acoustic seal
  • Sensitivities (dB/mW): 105 dB/mW
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Sony PHA3 PHA-3 Headphone Amp, Black

Sony PHA3 PHA-3 Headphone Amp

by Sony
What We like

Convenient Analog and Digital connectivity meets powerful digital audio conversion/amplification circuitry

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Product Features

  • Compatible with USB Audio, PCM 384 kHz/32-bit, DSD
  • Flexible, Powerful, and pocket-able
  • Supporting up to 384 kHz/32-bit PCM and DSD (2.8/5.6) sources, for immersive and pocket-able Hi-Fi. Frequency response 10100 kHz
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Sony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio Overhead Headphones, Black (MDR-1AM2/B)

Sony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio Overhead Headphones

by Sony
What We like

Frequency Response - 3 Hz 100,000 Hz , Impedance - 16 ohm

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Product Features

  • Smartphone compatible with in-line remote mic.Cord Length:47-1/4 inch
  • In the box: Carrying Pouch, Headphone cable (inline remote and microphone) (approx. 3.94 ft), Balanced-connection headphone cable (approx. 3.94 ft)
  • Responsive liquid crystal polymer driver for clarity
  • Swivel ear cups for portability
  • High-resolution Audio compatible
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7.8
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Sony IER-M7 in-Ear Monitor Headphones

Sony IER-M7 in-Ear Monitor Headphones

by Sony
What We like

In the box: Triple Comfort ear buds: SS, S, MS, M, ML, L, Hybrid Silicone ear buds: SS, S, MS, M, ML, L, LL Clip Carrying case, Cable holder, Cleaning cloth, Cable clip

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Product Features

  • 4x Balanced Armature (BA) Driver Units
  • Audio grade film capacitor for reduced audio distortion
  • Optimized sound path for ideal frequency response
  • Lightweight magnesium alloy housing delivers clear sound
  • Sony's original design BA Driver Units

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