Stream High Quality Audio on the Cheap With NuForce's Air DAC

Most people aren't opposed to audio that sounds good, but gear can get expensive. When you move into streaming audio, you might as well think about pulling out a second mortgage. But NuForce thinks their Air DAC can bridge the gap between performance and price.

The NuForce doesn't use a wireless streaming standard like AirPlay or DLNA to push audio, but rather their own proprietary technology which requires a USB or 30-pin dongle. That's kind of a bummer, but it does make setup easier, and has a neat feature where a connected device will automatically switch over to the nearest receiver when in range.

The Air DAC receiver will cost $150 on its own, and you can get the USB and iOS dongles for $60 and $80, respectively. You can also get either in a bundle with the receiver for $180 and $200, respectively. Expect to see these available in March. [NuForce]