Top 4 Bluetooth DACs for you to consider

By Andrew Lu | Published on 11 Feb 2020
Top 4 Bluetooth DACs for you to consider

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When it comes to audio enthusiasts, DACs are a huge thing and one can hardly think of listening to music without it. Whether you want to listen to music through your smartphone, laptop or a desktop system, or truly listen to music without any jitters, you need a DAC at your disposal. However, big DACs with wires are not really something that you can travel around with. This is where the portable Bluetooth DACs come into the picture. Due to their compact sizes, you can carry them around in your pocket. Additionally, you can easily connect your headphones, laptop or smartphone via Bluetooth. If you are looking for a DAC with similar features, then here is a list of Bluetooth DACs that you should definitely explore before making your purchase.

FiiO BTR3 HiFi Bluetooth Receiver

The Qualcomm CR8675 Bluetooth chip + High-performance independent AK4376A DAC used in this FiiO DAC produces enhanced sounds with a very high signal-to-noise ratio and minimal distortion. The device supports a range of audio codecs such as AAC, SBC, apt low latency, LDAC and so on. It also comes with a Type-C port, so that you can simply plug your headphones with ease and play your favourite song on the go. The additional features include a one-touch NFC pairing and the efficient battery that is supposed to offer 11hrs of uninterrupted battery life, according to the brand.

FiiO BTR1K HiFi Headphone AMP/DAC Bluetooth Receiver

If you are looking for a really compact DAC that can even fit inside your palm, this model should be an ideal choice for you. Due to its really small size, you can take it wherever you want and use it to amplify sounds and listen to high-quality music. It is perfect for personal use (running or working out in the gym) as well, since you can easily carry the gadget around. The brand promises that the 205mAh battery takes 1.5hrs to fully charge and in return, gives you 8hrs of continuous playtime. Furthermore, it has an efficient system of 32 different sound levels so that you can get a precise and immersive sound experience, just the way you like! It also comes with a built-in microphone allowing you to get crystal clear calling experiences with no real background noises.

Shanling M0 Portable Lossless Digital Audio Player and DAC with Bluetooth

If you are looking for a futuristic-looking DAC with all the modern features, the Shanling M0 model is something that you should definitely consider. This DAC comes with a 1.54-inch touchscreen from LG. Instead of using physical buttons to control your music, you can do it all with the help of just a few gestures. It allows you to connect both a hearing aid and sound source with the Bluetooth, with its 4.1 two-way Bluetooth system. It also is the smallest DAC player to receive certification from the Japan Audio Association for High-resolution audio performance.

EarStudio ES100-24bit Portable High-Resolution Bluetooth

Here is a tiny little DAC that you can carry around with ease and listen to your favourite songs. You can connect your smartphone with this DAC and then plug in the headphones to listen to premium-quality music on the go. Apart from your smartphone, you can connect it to probably any device you want to use, be it the car stereo, home theatre system or your laptop. The brand says it comes with a strong 14hrs of playback time and the ring on the device gives you an indication of the battery level. It comes with two jacks - 2.5mm and 3.5mm, giving you multiple options to connect headphones. 


Andrew Lu

A geek and nerd at heart, I love comic books, horror movies and professional fighting. Yes, I know how insane that sounds.

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