Top 10 USB Dacs
for December 2021

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Fosi Audio DAC Converter 24-bit/192kHz Optical/Coaxial/USB Digital-to-Analog Adapter Decoder & Headphone Amplifier & Mini Stereo Pre-Amplifier Q5 (Black)

Fosi Audio DAC Converter 24-bit/192kHz Optical/Coaxial/USB Digital-to-Analog Adapter Decoder & Headphone Amplifier & Mini Stereo Pre-Amplifier Q5 (Black)

by Fosi Audio
What We like

[New Upgraded] Cancel the 6.35 to 3.5 adapter, Dual Headphone Output; upgrade the fiber base, optimize the circuit board design, redefine quality and sound.

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Product Features

  • Mac/PC plug-n-play, no special software is needed, RCA and dual headphones outputs.
  • USB and optical coaxial S/PDIF inputs, can choose the input mode. With the volume control knob that can adjust the headphones as well as the RCA output. Note: Dolby signal input is not supported
  • Hi-Fi headphone amp chips TPA6120, OPA2134; with headphones protect circuit for any 16-250Ohm headphones.

Hi-fi headphone amp chips tpa6120, opa2134; with headphones protect circuit for any 16-250ohm headphones. Mac/pc plug-n-play, no special software is needed, rca and dual headphones outputs. Usb and optical coaxial s/pdif inputs, can choose the input mode. with the volume control knob that can adjust the headphones as well as the rca output. note: dolby signal input is not supported

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SMSL M100 USB DAC AK4452 DSD512 32Bit/768kHz Coaxial Optical OTG Input AUX Power Hifi Audio Decoder (Black)

S.M.S.L SMSL M100 USB DAC AK4452 DSD512 32Bit/768kHz Coaxial Optical OTG Input AUX Power Hifi Audio Decoder (Black)

by S.M.S.L
What We like

HIGH POWER DECODER: Built-in ESS SABRE9018Q2C decoder chip, high-efficiency power module and high dynamic range, lots of low-noise LDOs provides sufficient power for analog circuit. Solve the driver digital signature problem.

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Product Features

  • HIGH QUALITY DAC: The back panel shows that the M100 decoder is purely USB powered. Support USB /Optical/Coaxial /OTG USB input; RCA output. USB Asynchronous Transmission Mode. Aux power supply for phones connection.
  • LOW DISTORTION: Two ultra-low phase noise crystal for 44.1/48kHz multiple frequencies. Lots of audio grade components, include MELF resistors, NP0 capacitor, Gold-plated jacks. Low budget dac. NOTE:The machine display has a transparent protective film, which can be torn off before use.
  • SMSL M100 MKII USB DAC: XMOS 2nd generation XCore200 XU208 USB Audio solution. Supports PCM signal up to 32bit/768kHz and native DSD up to DSD512.
  • MINI CUTE DAC: The SMSL M100 MKII innovates on the form factor and succeeds in producing a very small and attractive form factor. Power it on, select the input and start to use it.

mini cute dac: the smsl m100 mkii innovates on the form factor and succeeds in producing a very small and attractive form factor. power it on, select the input and start to use it. smsl m100 mkii usb dac: xmos 2nd generation xcore200 xu208 usb audio solution. supports pcm signal up to 32bit/768khz and native dsd up to dsd512. high quality dac: the back panel shows that the m100 decoder is purely usb powered. support usb /optical/coaxial /otg usb input; rca output. usb asynchronous transmission mode. aux power supply for phones connection. low distortion: two ultra-low phase noise crystal for 44.1/48khz multiple frequencies. lots of audio grade components, include melf resistors, np0 capacitor, gold-plated jacks. low budget dac. note:the machine display has a transparent protective film, which can be torn off before use.

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Micca OriGen G2 High Resolution USB DAC and Preamplifier - 24-Bit/192kHz PCM

Micca OriGen G2 High Resolution USB DAC and Preamplifier

24-Bit/192kHz PCM

by Micca
What We like

Stereo analog line level and combination optical S/PDIF digital output, powerful built-in headphone amp supports 16-600 ? headphones

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Product Features

  • Advanced audio stream interface support includes both ASIO and WASAPI Push/Event output modes
  • Selectable USB or Optical S/PDIF digital input for flexible source connection.
  • Studio master grade digital audio playback with supports high resolution PCM audio up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • C-MEDIA CM6631A USB 2.0 High Speed 480Mbps audio controller and Wolfson WM8740 stereo D/A converter

C-media cm6631a usb 2.0 high speed 480mbps audio controller and wolfson wm8740 stereo d/a converter Selectable usb or optical s/pdif digital input for flexible source connection. Advanced audio stream interface support includes both asio and wasapi push/event output modes Studio master grade digital audio playback with supports high resolution pcm audio up to 24-bit/192khz

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Topping E30 HiFi DAC AK4493 Chip USB Optical Coaxial DAC DSD512 768kHz Portable Desktop Decoder DAC with Remote Control(Silver)

Dilvpoetry Topping E30 HiFi DAC AK4493 Chip USB Optical Coaxial DAC DSD512 768kHz Portable Desktop Decoder DAC with Remote Control(Silver)

by TOPPING
What We like

Easy to Use: E30 with a remote control , it is easy to select the input mode, etc. A touch button turns on the unit (takes it out of standby) and also lets you select inputs. It has attractive look and design element. It has a orange LED displays.

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Product Features

  • DAC Filter Mode: E30 is capable of providing 6 filter modes under PCM decoding , 2 filter modes under DSD decoding, which slightly adjust the details.Noteit is not the same as EQ function.
  • Powerful Chip Combination: AKM's AK4493 Decoding Chip,AK4418 Reciver,and XMOS XU208 Chip for E30 DAC. Newest version 2004+ with non-reversal polarity.
  • Multiple Inputs Way: E30 supports USB, optical and coaxial inputs which cover a variety of commonly used occasions, such as computer, mobile phone OTG digital turntable and media player, TV and set-top box.
  • Efficient Decoding Capability: USB of E30 supports highest DSD512 and PCM 32bit/768kHz.COAX and OPT of E30 supports hightest PCM 24bit/192kHz.

powerful chip combination: akm's ak4493 decoding chip,ak4418 reciver,and xmos xu208 chip for e30 dac. newest version 2004+ with non-reversal polarity. multiple inputs way: e30 supports usb, optical and coaxial inputs which cover a variety of commonly used occasions, such as computer, mobile phone otg digital turntable and media player, tv and set-top box. efficient decoding capability: usb of e30 supports highest dsd512 and pcm 32bit/768khz.coax and opt of e30 supports hightest pcm 24bit/192khz. dac filter mode: e30 is capable of providing 6 filter modes under pcm decoding , 2 filter modes under dsd decoding, which slightly adjust the details.noteit is not the same as eq function.

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TOPPING D10s DAC Mini USB DAC XMOS XU208 ES9038Q2M DSD256 PCM 384kHz Hi-Res Audio Desktop Audio Decoder (Black)

TOPPING D10s DAC Mini USB DAC XMOS XU208 ES9038Q2M DSD256 PCM 384kHz Hi-Res Audio Desktop Audio Decoder (Black)

by TOPPING
What We like

D10s can accurately indicate the audio format (PCM or DSD) and sampling rate of the playing music. Orange LED is soft and not dazzling even at night.

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Product Features

  • D10s is compatible with 16-32bit/44.1-384kHz and DSD64-DSD256
  • Even some USB port support power after PC has shut down, D10s still will synchronously power on /off with PC.
  • D10s has OP amp socket, DIYer could change the OP amp to get different sound.
  • D10s uses XMOS XU208 for USB interface and uses customized driver which from Thesycon for better compatibility with high resolution audio file especially DSD native.

D10s uses xmos xu208 for usb interface and uses customized driver which from thesycon for better compatibility with high resolution audio file especially dsd native. D10s has op amp socket, diyer could change the op amp to get different sound. D10s is compatible with 16-32bit/44.1-384khz and dsd64-dsd256 Even some usb port support power after pc has shut down, d10s still will synchronously power on /off with pc.

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FiiO E10K USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier (Black)

FiiO E10K USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier (Black)

by FiiO
What We like

PORTABLE DESIGN A sleek, brushed aluminum shell and chassis allow for durable, portable use.

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Product Features

  • USB CONNECTION Connects to your laptop via its micro USB connection, which also provides it with power.
  • CONNECTION VARIETY The variety of connections include a front-panel 1/8 headphone jack, a rear-panel 1/8 line output, and a rear-panel coaxial digital output, which allows you to send your digital audio to another destination.
  • LOW NOISE FLOOR The unit has an optimized low-pass filter and selectable bass boost circuit that are designed for a low noise floor in all states.
  • DAC ChipThe Internal DAC chip is a PCM102 and can handle PCM files up to 24-bit/96 kHz while improving audio quality via a linear filter, reduced delay and internal silence on changing tracks, and no phase shifts.

Connection variety the variety of connections include a front-panel 1/8 headphone jack, a rear-panel 1/8 line output, and a rear-panel coaxial digital output, which allows you to send your digital audio to another destination. Low noise floor the unit has an optimized low-pass filter and selectable bass boost circuit that are designed for a low noise floor in all states. Usb connection connects to your laptop via its micro usb connection, which also provides it with power. Dac chipthe internal dac chip is a pcm102 and can handle pcm files up to 24-bit/96 khz while improving audio quality via a linear filter, reduced delay and internal silence on changing tracks, and no phase shifts.

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FX-Audio DAC-X6 Mini HiFi 2.0 Digital Audio Decoder DAC Input USB/Coaxial/Optical Output RCA/Headphone Amp 24Bit/96KHz DC12V (Black)

KGUSS FX-Audio DAC-X6 Mini HiFi 2.0 Digital Audio Decoder DAC Input USB/Coaxial/Optical Output RCA/Headphone Amp 24Bit/96KHz DC12V (Black)

by KGUSS
What We like

Efficient protection and long life: The audio decoder uses OPA2134 and NE5532P two special op amps specially designed for audio. The op amp can be freely replaced and upgraded. At the same time, a relay protectors may protect the headphones and speakers.

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Product Features

  • Perfect for Music and Gaming:When you use it for music, it can bring you fantastic music enjoyment.DAC-X6 also is really good for FPS gaming.Can use it with dolby atmos and the directional sounds perfectly
  • A variety of input and output modes: The amps can be PC-USB, optical fiber, coaxial three inputs, can be connected to TV set-top box, DVD, DCD; output mode has RAC, 6.35mm headphone port 2, can be connected to power amplifier, tube vacuum amp, active speaker
  • Unique Design: Compact and adaptable, connect to active speakers via RCA to improve sound quality, or for use as a powerful headphone amp.NOTICE:DAC-X6 volume adjustment only works on headphones. Headphone and RCA output will emit sound at the same time when the DAC-X6 is working. You can turn off your active speakers or amplifiers according to your needs

Perfect for music and gaming:when you use it for music, it can bring you fantastic music enjoyment.dac-x6 also is really good for fps gaming.can use it with dolby atmos and the directional sounds perfectly Unique design: compact and adaptable, connect to active speakers via rca to improve sound quality, or for use as a powerful headphone amp.notice:dac-x6 volume adjustment only works on headphones. headphone and rca output will emit sound at the same time when the dac-x6 is working. you can turn off your active speakers or amplifiers according to your needs A variety of input and output modes: the amps can be pc-usb, optical fiber, coaxial three inputs, can be connected to tv set-top box, dvd, dcd; output mode has rac, 6.35mm headphone port 2, can be connected to power amplifier, tube vacuum amp, active speaker

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Fosi Audio Q4 - Mini Stereo Gaming DAC & Headphone Amplifier, 24-Bit/192 KHz USB/Optical/Coaxial to RCA AUX, Digital-to-Analog Audio Converter Adapter for Home/Desktop Powered/Active Speakers - Black

Fosi Audio Q4

Mini Stereo Gaming DAC & Headphone Amplifier, 24-Bit/192 KHz USB/Optical/Coaxial to RCA AUX, Digital-to-Analog Audio Converter Adapter for Home/Desktop Powered/Active Speakers, Black

by Fosi Audio
What We like

Easy to set up, no special software, app, or driver to install, a true plug-and-play digital audio adapter

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Product Features

  • 160mW RMS(32 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 KHz, 0.01% THD), with bass and treble control can be used as preamp or volume controller for your PC/MAC/Computer
  • With USB, optical and coaxial S/PDIF inputs can fit with most home audio system, and RCA output can be connected to amplifier or powered speakers on your desktop; Built-in Hi-Fi headphone amp chip can drive most 16ohm to 200ohm headphones
  • Mini Compact D/A converter, stream bit-perfect 24bit/192KHz HD with low jitter, with output protect circuit, safe for your expensive audio system

Mini compact d/a converter, stream bit-perfect 24bit/192khz hd with low jitter, with output protect circuit, safe for your expensive audio system 160mw rms(32 ohms, 20 hz - 20 khz, 0.01% thd), with bass and treble control can be used as preamp or volume controller for your pc/mac/computer With usb, optical and coaxial s/pdif inputs can fit with most home audio system, and rca output can be connected to amplifier or powered speakers on your desktop; built-in hi-fi headphone amp chip can drive most 16ohm to 200ohm headphones

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AIYIMA DC5V HiFi 2.0 Digital Audio Decoder USB DAC Headphone Amplifier 24Bit 96KHz Input USB/Coaxial/Optical Input RCA Amp

AOSHIKE AIYIMA DC5V HiFi 2.0 Digital Audio Decoder USB DAC Headphone Amplifier 24Bit 96KHz Input USB/Coaxial/Optical Input RCA Amp

by AIYIMA
What We like

Touch switch design,Perfect to avoid the shock sound of switching adjustments,Audio input terminal access device:Smart phone,ipad,DVD,PC,8 advantages,different matching,Let you hear beautiful music anytime, anywhere

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Product Features

  • Headphone amplifier Chipset TPA6120+OP275,DC 5V power input interface,RCA and 3.5mm headphones outputs
  • Samping Rate:USB-24bit/96kHz, Optical/Coaxial-24bit/96kHz;USB Digital Audio Amplifier,USB Digital-to-Analog Adapter Decoder & Headphone Amplifier DAC Decoder
  • DC5V HiFi 2.0 Digital Audio Decoder USB DAC Headphone Amplifier
  • Can match digital power amplifier analog power amplifier,active speakers,Headphone(Frequency Range is 20Hz-20kHz(3dB) )

Dc5v hifi 2.0 digital audio decoder usb dac headphone amplifier Headphone amplifier chipset tpa6120+op275,dc 5v power input interface,rca and 3.5mm headphones outputs Can match digital power amplifier analog power amplifier,active speakers,headphone(frequency range is 20hz-20khz(3db) ) Samping rate:usb-24bit/96khz, optical/coaxial-24bit/96khz;usb digital audio amplifier,usb digital-to-analog adapter decoder & headphone amplifier dac decoder

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AudioQuest DragonFly Black v1.5 Plug-in USB DAC + Preamp + Headphone Amp

AudioQuest DragonFly Black v1.5 Plug-in USB DAC + Preamp + Headphone Amp

by AUDIOQUEST
What We like

This versatile DAC improves everything detail, transparency, immediacy, richness, tone associated with your music

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Product Features

  • 32-bit ESS 9010 Sabre DAC
  • Plays everything from MP3s to 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution files
  • Offering tremendously enhanced sound, higher value, and significantly lower power consumption than the original award-winning DragonFly
  • Works with Apple and Android phones and tablets when paired with a simple adapter

Plays everything from mp3s to 24-bit/96khz high-resolution files Offering tremendously enhanced sound, higher value, and significantly lower power consumption than the original award-winning dragonfly Works with apple and android phones and tablets when paired with a simple adapter 32-bit ess 9010 sabre dac

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