Best DACs 2018

Product of the year

Best DAC £500-£1200

Chord Qutest

Chord has done it again - another superb DAC that sets the benchmark

Best buys

Best DAC under £150

Cyrus soundKey

A handsome difference to your on-the-go sound

Best DAC £150-£300

AudioQuest DragonFly Red

AudioQuest's most expensive DragonFly DAC is worth every penny

Best DAC £300-£500

Chord Mojo

Another brilliant Chord DAC complete with an impressive feature set

Best DAC over £1200

Chord Hugo 2

If you want the ultimate DAC performance, look no further

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