1. Pioneer U-05

    Pioneer U-05

    There's a lot to like about this retro-looking DAC and headphone amp combo...

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    Available from £590.71
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  2. Creative Sound Blaster X7

    Creative Sound Blaster X7

    The Sound Blaster promises much but fails to shine. It’s a decent performer but is easily bettered by the likes of NAD’s D3020

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  3. Oppo HA-1

    Oppo HA-1

    Worth auditioning at this price, but it needs to deliver more energy and excitement for the full five stars

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    Available from £1199
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  4. Chord Hugo

    Chord Hugo

    Best DAC £1200+, Awards 2015. The Hugo delivers hard-to-beat sound quality in an unbelievably small and versatile package

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    Available from £1400
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  5. Benchmark DAC2 HGC

    Benchmark DAC2 HGC

    The Benchmark DAC2 HGC is a hugely capable product but it’s up against some formidable competition

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  7. Chord Chordette Qute EX

    Chord Chordette Qute EX

    Best DAC £700-£1500, Awards 2014. Chord has achieved some rave reviews for its latest DACs, and the QuteEX is another to add to the list

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  8. LH Labs Geek Out

    LH Labs Geek Out

    A good ad for crowd-funded hi-fi; solid but not quite as talented as some rivals

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  9. Cambridge Audio Azur 851D

    Cambridge Audio Azur 851D

    Solid performer for the money, even if it can't scale the heights of the class leaders

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  10. Fostex HP-A8

    Fostex HP-A8

    The A8 is a passable piece of kit with some neat flourishes, but it fails to really inspire

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  11. Myryad Z20

    Myryad Z20

    The Z20 struggles against excellent competition; it’s shown up as average

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