Best DACs 2022

Product of the year

Best DAC £300-£500

Chord Mojo 2

Mojo 2 takes DACs at this price point to a whole new level

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 £500-£1500

Chord Qutest

This superb Chord DAC still sets the benchmark

Best DAC over £1500

Chord Hugo 2

The Chord Hugo 2 remains impossible to beat

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