There's a lot to like about this retro-looking DAC and headphone amp combo...
Polished, insightful performers committed to revealing your music
Well worth considering if the features appeal, but the PD-50 doesn’t engage as it should
Excels in many areas, even if its sound falls short of class-leading
Feature-packed, room-filling sound with a bit too much bass
Portable, network-savvy and easy to use, but it needs more entertainment value
This Pioneer dock certainly looks intriguing on paper, but in use it's just too polite for us
Specification and design impressive apart from the remote), but perhaps lacking substance at this price point?
Stereo imaging and focus are the Pioneer’s strengths – so despite a few shortcomings (overly polite sound) this is still a stunning performer
Up there with the best, some imperfections, but when it comes to sound quality it's well worth the five-star rating