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Awards 2013

Our annual Awards are known as the Oscars of the hi-fi and AV industry, and are recognised all over the world. Each year we pick the best of the best in every category so you can buy with absolute confidence.

2013
DACs - Product of the year

Best DAC £300-£500

Arcam irDAC

"A brilliantly talented DAC with bags of appeal – its rivals should be worried"
Guide Price 
£400

2013
DACs - Best Buys

Best DAC up to £300

HRT microStreamer

"This bijou headphone DAC makes the most of the music on your laptop or PC"
Guide Price 
£180
Best DAC £500-£700

Audiolab M-DAC

"It raised the performance bar last year, and hasn't been beaten since"
Guide Price 
£600
Best DAC £700-£1000

Chord Chordette QuteHD

"Chord has struck gold with the QuteHD – it's a terrific performer for the money"
Guide Price 
£990
Best DAC £1000+

Naim DAC-V1

"A stunning all-round performance from what is arguably Naim's best DAC yet"
Guide Price 
£1250