Category: DAPs

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

FiiO X7 Mark II (X7II) unboxing

FiiO’s new X7II has arrived as part of the World Tour. I’ve been looking forward to this one as I want to see how much it has improved over the original. Going by the...

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, the player also includes...

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 well as the 4.4mm...

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 FW3.3.0 1. Added...

TheBit AudioOpus Opus #3

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, and now the SP1000...

FiiO X7II announced

FiiO recently announced the latest version of their Android-based music player. The X7II is not only more attractive, clearly taking styling cues from Astell&Kern, but includes a number of improvements that improve performance and...

FiiO X7 Review

FiiO’s announcement of the X7 II means that a lot of the original generation FiiO X7 will be easy to find for cheap. While a bit slow, the build quality is excellent and it...

Soundaware M1

Soundaware M1 Esther

Danny from DITA Audio tipped me off that I should check out Soundaware’s products so I contacted them and they provided me with a D100PRO music server and the M1 Esther “Analog” to test...