The right digital-to-analogue converter can make your system sing; an average DAC can prevent you getting the most from your set-up. These are the best pound-for-pound DACs around...

...no matter if you're after a USB DAC or more substantial fare. These are the best-value converters money can buy, so you're sure to find something that fits the bill - whatever your budget, no matter your budget.

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Chord Hugo 2

Reviewed on 26th June 2017 at
£1,800

Chord's Hugo was already a stellar DAC, and this only improves on it. It's more expensive, but the boost in performance is worth every penny. That's why it's 2017's Product of the Year.

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