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Amps, DACs, and Audio Interfaces

by Stuart Charles Black

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  • 11/12/20
  • 1/10/21. New Image.

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Current # Demoed: 50

  • Amp/DAC Combos (Bluetooth included): 28
  • Standalone Amps: 14
  • Standalone DACS (Bluetooth included): 6
  • Audio Interfaces (Amp/DAC combo): 2
  • Own: DragonFly Red, FiiO K3, FiiO E10K, FiiO K5 Pro, iFi hip-dac, FiiO BTR3K, iFi Zen.
  • Currently Demoing: xDuoo TA-20, iFi Zen V2 (Upgraded)

Contact me if you would like to send something for a demo. I’m always looking to test new products out! Just use the form “All other Inquiries & Questions”

What is a USB DAC?


  1. Audioengine D1 Review (Demoed)


  1. Audioquest DragonFly Red Review (Own)
  2. AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt Review & Shootout (Popular)


  1. Audeze Deckard Amp/DAC Review (Coming Soon!) (Demoed)


  • Bottlehead Crack Review (Coming Soon!) (Demoed)



  1. Bryston BHA-1 Review (Coming Soon!) (Demoed)

Cambridge Audio

  1. Cambridge Audio DAC Magic 100 Review (Coming Soon!) (Demoed)


  1. CEntrance DACport HD Review (Demoed)


  1. Chord Mojo DAC Review (Demoed)
  2. Chord Hugo 2 Review + Mojo Comparison (Demoed)
  3. Chord Poly Review (Coming Soon!) (Demoed)


  1. Creative SoundBlasterX G6 Amp/DAC Review (Popular)
  2. Creative SoundBlaster G3 vs. G6 (Demoed)


  1. FiiO Q1 Mark II Review (Owned & Sold)
  2. FiiO E10K Review (Own)
  3. FiiO A3 Review + Shootout with E10K & Q1 (A3 Owned & Sold)
  4. FiiO K3 Amp/DAC Review + E10K Comparison (Own Both)
  5. FiiO K5 Pro Review & Setup (Own)
  6. FiiO BTR3K Review & Shootout


  1. iFi micro iDSD Black Label Review (Demoed)
  2. iFi xDSD Review (Demoed)
  3. iFi xCAN Review + Shootout (Mojo & xDSD) (Demoed)
  4. iFi Zen DAC/Amp Review (Popular)
  5. iFi Zen DAC/Amp V2 (Upgraded)
  6. iFi Zen DAC/Amp vs. Zen CAN Signature 6XX
  7. iFi Zen DAC/Amp + Zen CAN Amp (Stack) vs. iFi Zen CAN Signature 6XX Stack (New)
  8. iFi Zen Blue Review (Popular)
  9. iFi hip-dac Review (Popular)
  10. iFi Neo iDSD Review (Demoed)
  11. iFi iDSD Diablo Review (Demoed)

JDS Labs

  1. JDS Labs cMoyBB Review (Demoed)
  2. JDS Labs Objective 2 Headphone Amp Review (Demoed)
  3. JDS Labs Element Review (Demoed)
  4. JDS Labs ATOM Review + Objective 2 Comparison (Demoed)


  1. Klipsch Heritage Headphone Amp/DAC (Coming Soon!) (Demoed)


  1. M-Audio Fast Track Pro USB Audio Interface (Owned & Sold)


  1. NAIM DAC V-1 Review (Coming Soon!) (Demoed)


  1. Oppo HA-2 Review (Owned & Sold)


  1. Schiit Magni 2/Modi 2 Review (Owned & Sold)
  2. Schiit Fulla Review (Coming Soon!)
  3. Schiit Magni 3 Review (Coming Soon!)



  1. Sony TA-ZH1ES Review (Coming Soon!) (Demoed)




  • FiiO M3 Pro (Coming Soon!)


Stay tuned!

Topping Mini-Series

A look at some Amp/DAC stacks and how they compare to other products! More to come.

  1. Topping E30/L30 Review – Just How Good Is It?
  2. Topping E30/L30 vs. iFi Zen CAN Signature 6XX (Popular)
  3. Topping A50s/D50s Review (With E30/L30 & Zen CAN Signature Sound Comparison) (Popular)

iFi Zen Mini-Series

An in-depth look at the Zen line of Amps & DACS

  1. iFi Zen vs. Zen V2 (Upgraded) (New)
  2. iFi Zen Amp/DAC Review (Popular)
  3. iFi Zen Blue Review (Popular)
  4. iFi Zen DAC/Amp vs. Zen CAN Signature 6XX
  5. iFi Zen DAC/Amp + Zen CAN Amp (Stack) vs. iFi Zen CAN Signature 6XX Stack

Amp/DAC Comparisons

& Shootouts

  1. Schiit Magni 2 vs. Magni 2 Uber
  2. Audioquest Dragonfly Black vs. Red (Popular)
  3. Chord Mojo vs. Hugo 2 (Popular)
  4. FiiO K3 vs. E10K (Popular)
  5. FiiO K3 vs. K5 Pro Review & Comparison (Popular)
  6. JDS Labs Element vs. Objective 2
  7. Topping E30/L30 vs. iFi Zen CAN Signature 6XX (Popular)
  8. Topping NX4 vs. FiiO Q1 MK II
  9. iFi Zen Amp/DAC vs. Zen CAN Signature 6XX
  10. iFi Zen DAC/Amp + Zen CAN Amp (Stack) vs. iFi Zen CAN Signature 6XX Stack (New)
  11. Creative SoundBlasterX G6 vs. G3


  1. AudioQuest DragonFly Red vs. Cobalt vs. Mojo vs. DACport HD (Popular)
  2. Audioengine D1 vs. FiiO K5 Pro vs. Creative SoundBlasterX G6 vs. Chord Mojo (Popular)
  3. Audioengine D1 vs. FiiO E10K vs. DragonFly Red (Popular)
  4. Audioquest Dragonfly Red vs. Chord Mojo vs. Oppo HA-2
  5. FiiO A3 Amp Review & Shootout [E10K & Q1] (Popular)
  6. FiiO Q1 vs. DragonFly Red vs. Audioengine D1
  7. FiiO Q1 vs. E10K vs. DragonFly Red
  8. FiiO BTR3K vs. BTR5 vs. DragonFly Red (Popular)
  9. iFi xDSD vs. xCAN vs. Chord Mojo
  10. iFi Zen vs. FiiO K5 Pro vs. JDS ATOM vs. Bravo Ocean (Popular)

Audio Interface Comparisons

  1. Audient id14 vs. id22
  2. Komplete Audio 6 vs. Scarlett 2i4
  3. Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 vs. 2i4 (Coming Soon!)



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For Headphones

  1. The Best Headphone Amp for the Sennheiser HD 600 & 650 (Popular)
  2. The Best Headphone Amp For The Sennheiser HD 800
  3. The Best Headphone Amp for the AKG K701 & K702 (Popular)

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All the best and God bless,





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