DAC/Amp - Index


This is the master index for all headphone DAC/Amps (as defined below). Each entry here links to an index of reviews, impressions and comparisons of a particular model of DAC/Amp.

Manufacturer Model Type
AudioQuest Dragonfly Black USB/Portable
iFi Audio Nano iDSD Black Label USB/Portable
Holo Audio CYAN PCM & DSD

"DAC/Amp" Definition:

DACs that have built-in, dedicated, variable-level headphone outputs/amplifiers, but have no external input options, are considered to be “DAC/Amps”.

For example, the Holo Audio CYAN and RME ADI-2 DAC are classified as “DAC/Amps” as they both have built-in headphone output/amplifiers but cannot accept additional inputs. Where as the SPL Phonitor x or Schiit Jotunheim are considered to be “Amplifiers” as, while can both accept optional internal DAC modules, their primary purpose is to act as an amplifier for external sources.


iFi Audio Nano iDSD Black Label - Review & Impressions Index
AudioQuest Dragonfly Black DAC/Amp - Review & Impressions Index
Holo Audio CYAN DAC/Amp - Review & Impressions Index