Best DACs 2021

Product of the year

Best DAC £500-£1200

Chord Qutest

This superb Chord DAC still sets the benchmark

Best buys

Best DAC under £200

iFi Zen DAC V2

A great DAC, made even better

Best DAC £200-£300

AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt

This tiny USB DAC remains hard to beat

Best DAC £300-£500

Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M

Cambridge’s generously featured DAC keeps the magic alive

Best DAC over £1200

Chord Hugo 2

The Chord Hugo 2 remains impossible to beat

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