1. Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

    Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

    We’re used to Cambridge Audio being aggressive when it comes to price, but even by its standards the DacMagic XS represents excellent value

    93%
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  2. Meridian Director

    Meridian Director

    The diminutive Director packs a sonic punch but doesn’t have the rhythmic swagger of the best

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  3. Arcam irDAC

    Arcam irDAC

    Best DAC £300-£500, Awards 2014. A brilliantly talented DAC with bags of sonic appeal – its main rivals should be worried

    93%
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  4. T+A DAC 8

    T+A DAC 8

    The DAC 8 is beautifully engineered and usefully equipped, but most of all – it sounds great

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  5. Audiolab Q-DAC

    Audiolab Q-DAC

    Sounds inoffensive – to such an extent that it becomes uninteresting

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  7. Pro-ject DAC Box DS

    Pro-ject DAC Box DS

    It’s not going to set the world alight, but the DAC Box DS is a solid performer

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  8. Chord Electronics QBD76 HDSD

    Chord Electronics QBD76 HDSD

    Chord’s QBD76 HDSD is a top-class converter that delivers a brilliant sound from a well-built package. It has plenty of visual appeal, too

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  9. Arcam rBlink

    Arcam rBlink

    An easy way to add high quality Bluetooth to your hi-fi, but it could be more affordable

    100%
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  10. Musical Fidelity M1 SDAC

    Musical Fidelity M1 SDAC

    A forward-looking product with a refined sound – but it could do with a little more sonic sparkle

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  11. Lindy LDAC-Pro

    Lindy LDAC-Pro

    All the bells and whistles can’t mask the disappointing sonic performance from this specced-out Lindy DAC

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