DAPs

20 posts

Reviews of Portable Digital Audio Players for MP3, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, including Android-based players.

Best of 2018

Best of 2018: Amos

While it’s a bit late, a few people asked me what I thought were the best products of 2018. That’s a difficult choice, as I didn’t get to experience as […]

FiiO M9

FiiO M9 DAP Review

FiiO has packed the inexpensive M9 with features, including 2-way Bluetooth. I put it through its paces, including taking it with me on a trip to Tokyo.

Tokyo 2018: Cayin N8

John Huang of Cayin talks a bit about the DAP at the 2018 Autumn Tokyo FUJIYAAVIC Headphone Festival. I didn’t realise why Cayin’s new N8 was so huge until I […]

Hiby R6 Review

https://youtu.be/vkBeuFEcyxc If you’re after a dedicated portable music player these days, it’s hard not to simply buy a smart phone from makers such as LG who are now targeting portable […]

FiiO M7 Digital Audio Player Review

INTRODUCTION FiiO has over time evolved with an interesting line-up in Digital AudioPlayers (DAPs). They started with the original X3 (affordable), then over time developed the X1 series (budget/entry point), […]

Hiby R6 Unboxing

Hiby’s new R6 promises a lot of features for a reasonable price. Quad-core CPU, APTx, up to 400GB micro SD card support. USB 3.0 with Quickcharge 2. Here I unbox […]

Aster&Kern AK70

Astell&Kern AK70 Announced

The AK70 MKⅡ is the first player from the Korean company under $1000 that features dual DACs. With two Cirrus Logic CS4398 DACs for better left and right channel separation, […]

Sony NW-ZX300

Sony announces the new NW-ZX300 Walkman

Sony has announced the latest model of their Walkman lineup, the NW-ZX300. Featuring playback of files up to 384kHz/32bit PCM and 384kHz/32bit PCM, the player has both a standard 3.5mm socket, as […]

FiiO Releases Firmware 3.3.1 for X7

FiiO announced on their Facebook page today that they have released updated firmware for the X7 player: The following changes and improvements have been made to the FW3.3.1 compared to […]

The Bit Opus #3 Quick Review

If there is a country that has become famous for DAPs – portable Digital Audio Players, then it would be Korea. Iriver blew up the market starting with the AK100, […]