As a bonus, many headphone amps now include a built-in DAC, so you can hook up a laptop and create a compact and effective desktop hi-fi system.
Tempted? These are the best headphone amp/DACs around right now.
This DAC and headphone amp won our Product of the Year Award in 2016 and is strongly in the frame again this year - and it's easy to hear why. Its audio quality surpasses what we'd expect at this price. It's portable. It's solidly built. It's capable of a subtle yet dynamic sound. Put simply, it's a great choice for anyone looking to spend a little more.