Laptop sound cards are often complete junk. So, if you need to actually use your computer's audio output for something the demands crisp clear sound, you need an external solution—and Apogee's new external digital-to-analog converter could do the trick.
The rise of streaming audio over AirPlay has made it possible to wirelessly play music from your iPhone over your home speakers. But that data comes through as a raw stream of 0s and 1s, and the sound quality isn't that great.
The new V-Moda Vamp seems like an obvious combination iPhone accessory: An iPhone case with a built-in digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and amplifier that will improve the audio quality of your music. But nothing's ever too good to be true.
Fitting quality audio components into slim laptops and tiny smartphones takes nothing short of a herculean effort, and as a result, is something often overlooked by hardware manufacturers. Realizing this, NuForce has spent the last year developing a line of products meant to enhance the tech we use daily, geared…
Some people fall in love with fast cars or expensive women, but it'd be hard to blame an audiophile for swooning over this gorgeous DAC and doing something irrational to get it. Lock up your family heirlooms around the M2Tech Young DAC.
Wirelessly streaming music around your house is great, but for audiophiles, the middling audio components in wireless devices are a drag. But if those devices output a digital signal, you can bypass those components and let a device like NuForce's Dia handle the audio processing.
One reason even sound nerds are abandoning high-fidelity audio gear is that its ugly. The appearance of these products doesn't always sing. This USB interface will improve the sound of your digital music, and it's handsome enough that you'll care.
The Pocket HiFi C4 Pro media player from Colorfly has an engraved wood backing and retro brassy front that gives the player a distinctive look, but for the audiophile, it's the quality under the hood that counts.
If you're serious about your music and are looking for a portable DAC that will keep your digital audio sounding crystal clear even when you're out and about, the USB-powered DACport might be just the ticket.