Best DACs 2019

Product of the year

Best DAC £500-£1200

Chord Qutest

Another superb Chord DAC sets a benchmark

Best buys

Best DAC under £100

Cyrus soundKey

It makes a handsome difference to your on-the-go sound

Best DAC £100-£200

Audiolab M-DAC nano

A great way to improve the sound of your phone or laptop

Best DAC £200-£300

AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt

This tiny USB DAC justifies its hefty price tag

Best DAC £300-£500

Chord Mojo

An outstanding DAC for the money

Best DAC over £1200

Chord Hugo 2

A stunning sequel from Chord

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