A Digital to Analog converter (DAC) is an audiophile’s most cherished device, as it transmits sound signals from an analogue device via Bluetooth and plays it on your headphones. What makes this a must-have in your kit is its superior sound quality in comparison to what your device’s sound card can produce. Now, DACs can be a little hard to understand, which makes buying one a bit challenging. To help you out, we’ve curated a list of the top four Bluetooth DACs that are available on Amazon. These have been selected based on their listed features:
The FiiO BTR5 is equipped with Hi-fi DACs (ES9218P*2) to enhance sound quality. It is also equipped with the Xmos XUF208, an independent control chip that supports up to 384kHz frequency. It has a CSR8675 Bluetooth 5.0 receiver to make sure that you can enjoy high-quality sound. It supports both 3.5mm and 2.5mm outputs, making it easy for you to use it with different devices. It is said to offer a 9-hour battery life, and can also be controlled by the FiiO Music app.
The Tewtross DAC has a plug and play functionality that should make it pretty easy to use. The 3.5mm jack should make it compatible with a broad spectrum of devices. This DAC supports uncompressed 2 channel LPCM or PCM digital audio signal outputs. It is claimed to offer noise-free conversion to ensure you only hear a pure, unadulterated sound. It requires a 5V power supply to charge, and you can use a USB cable to connect it to your laptop and charge it.
The Tewtross SPDIF TOSLINK is claimed to deliver a nonstop playback time of 26-hours, making it suitable for parties that never end. It is equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 and CSR chipset, which should help ensure that sound is converted and transmitted quickly. It also supports low latency audio transmission and reception. You can pair it with your television and watch those late-night matches while your spouse sleeps. It can connect with two Bluetooth devices at the same time, which means that you can watch videos with others too. This lightweight DAC is easily portable – it weighs just 140g.
The FiiO BTR3K is equipped with CSR8675 Bluetooth 5.0 to ensure high-quality sound. You can use the FiiO Music app to control its settings, choose between eight different DAC pass filters, 10 EQ modes and more. It has a 2.5mm audio jack along with a 3.5mm jack. If you’re using a pair of headphones with CTIA controls, then you can use the in-line microphone to change the settings (via Siri) and the volume rocker as well.