Best DAC Under $500

Onkyo DC/AC Converter DAC-1000S Japan Import
  • Adopt new development and DIDRC (Dynamic IntermodulationDistortion ReductionCircuitry) which controls a dynamic noise.
  • Carry light, the same axle, AES/EBU, USB, and abundant digital input terminals, and correspond to the format up to a maximum of 192 / 32 bits (USB).
  • USB connector equipment which made it possible to stop a jitter to a limit by asynchronous (asynchronous) transmission
  • Carry the powerful power supply circuit which made the loading
  • the SRC (sampling rate conversion) functional loading

Olasonic NANOCOMPO Nano UA-1 Integrated Amplifier with Built-in DAC
  • High-quality sound design a thorough by jitter free and up-sampling.
  • 96kHz / 24bit, digital coaxial / optical input corresponds to 192kHz / 24bit, USB Sampling frequency can enjoy the high-resolution PC sound audio.
  • Adopted Super Charged Drive System (SCDS) that produce a large drive force from the lower power supply.
  • 5Hz- 80,000 Hz Frequency characteristic

Cambridge - DACMagic Plus (Silver)
  • Works with Any Mac or PC or virtually any device with a digital audio output
  • 1 x USB, 2 x Coaxial Digital, and 2 x Optical Inputs
  • 1 x Coaxial, 1 x Optical, 1 x RCA pair, and 1 x XLR pair Outputs
  • D-A Converters: Dual Wolfson WM8740 24bit DACs
  • Optional BT100 Bluetooth Wireless Receiver Input

Meridian Director USB DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter)
  • Director is handmade in the UK with the same precision and craftsmanship as every Meridian product.
  • Meridian Resolution Enhancement technologies including Upsampling and Apodising
  • Takes digital audio from USB, Optical and Coax S/PDIF

Nuforce UDH-100-SILVER USB DAC and Class-A Headphone Amplifier (Silver) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • True, 24-bit, 192kHz DAC that accurately converts Digital audio data to an analog signal at its native sampling rate
  • NuForce's proprietary asynchronous data transfer technology, which reduces jitter to the vanishing point
  • 500-milliwatts of single-ended Class A power
  • Digital 32-bit volume control that provides extreme accuracy and precise channel tracking
  • Deliver the analog signal to its RCA terminals with the same level of audiophile fidelity found in the very best preamps

  • D/A-converter 16Bit/44,1kHz TDA 1543
  • 4 DAC-Chips, parallel operating mode
  • Non-Oversampling design
  • Without Digital Filter
  • Digital inputs 1 x coax (S/PDIF), 1 x optical (TOSlink)

Micro iDSD Black Label USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier for Home and Portable
  • Burr Brown chipset plays high resolution music files natively, including Octa-DSD512, PCM768, and Double DXD
  • Up to 4000mW of power drives the hungriest headphones and built-in iEMatch for sensitive in-ear monitors and Bit Perfect sound
  • Portable with up to 12 hours of playback and a 1.5A SmartPower USB to charge your smart device
  • 3D+ and XBass+ performance-tuned delivers an incredible sound stage and phenomenal bass boost
  • AMR Global Master Timing femto-precision clock system upgraded for 'super low' phase-noise and jitter

SMSL M8A 2nd XMOS ES9028Q2M 32Bit/768KHz DSD512 USB DAC Optical Coaxial Decoder
  • Using the 2nd generation of XMOS USB audio solution XCore200 Xu208,Uses ES9028Q2M as DAC chip from ESS company
  • Supports PCM sampling rate up to 768kHz and DSD512, driver is exclusively customized and support native DSD, which is very advanced in audio range
  • Using independent ultra-low clock jitter as clock system and ultra-low phase noise crystal as audio clock
  • Audiophile powering design by couples of ultra-low noise LDO for the best performance
  • Humanized operation, sound style and digital filter can set itself, automatic-memory settalble



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