Top portable DACs on Amazon India

By Afrah Khan | Published 22 Oct 2020 10:57 IST
Top portable DACs on Amazon India
Top portable DACs on Amazon India

One of the most sought after features in any electronic device is its portability. If you are an audiophile and love listening to music on the go, then investing in a portable DAC is a complete no brainer. But finding one with the right set of features and size can be a herculean task. So here is a list of some of the best portable DACs that you can find on Amazon.

HIDIZS 2nd Portable Headphone USB DAC Amplifier

HIDIZS has designed this DAC keeping portability in mind but without compromising on quality so you can use it with your smartphone or computer. The HIDIZS 2nd portable DAC has a USB Type-C interface with a 3.5mm headphone jack on the other side. HIDIZS claims that the DAC chip installed offers 0% frequency range loss, 24bit/192kHz Hi-res output capacity and a signal to noise ratio of 114dB to make sure that you don’t have to compromise on listening to quality sound even when on the move. You don’t need to worry even if your laptop doesn’t have a Type-C port as HIDIZS has packed in a USB to Type-C adapter. This portable DAC is 11cm in length and weighs a meagre 34g, making it one of the smallest and lightest portable DACs that you can find in the market. 

Creative Sound Blaster G3 USB-C External Gaming USB DAC

If you’re planning on getting a portable DAC for your gaming console, then you can’t go wrong with this one. The Creative Sound blaster G3 is a driverless USB Type-C plug and play DAC that you can use with your PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC and smartphones. It has in-line controls, and this should allow you to adjust sound and mic volumes while playing a game. The GameVoice Mix lets you balance your voice chat and game volume without leaving your game screen. You can make changes to your audio settings through the Sound Blaster Command mobile app available on almost every major app store out there. This portable DAC measures 13 x 2.5 x 14cm and weighs just 104g, aiding in its portability.

FiiO Q1 Mark II Hi-Res MFi Certified Portable Amplifier with DAC

The FiiO Q1 Mark II is an MFi Certified Portable DAC designed to elevate your listening experience on Apple products. You can connect it to your iPhone, iPod or iPad using the lightning to micro-USB bundled with the DAC. This 101g portable DAC comes with dual crystal oscillators, 32bit/384kHz Hi-res audio and native DSD support to make sure you don’t have to suffer lousy sound quality even while travelling. It has a lithium-polymer battery that delivers a battery life of up to 20 hours to make sure it doesn’t hog your iPhone/iPad’s battery. Fiio has also included an obconical volume knob, so you don’t have to hunt for your device in your pockets to adjust the volume every single time. The Fiio O1 Mark II has a durable metal chassis measuring 9.9 x 1.2 x 5.9cm to make it easy for you to carry even in a crowded bag pack without worrying about damage.

FiiO K3 DSD USB DAC and AMP

FiiO is the first name that pops when it comes to DACs. The FiiO K3 DSD is a portable DAC that you can use with a variety of gadgets to amp up your listening experience. It is equipped with an Xmos U30881C10 USB receiver chip and AKM AK4452 DAC. It has a USB Type-C interface with two modes of USB audio (USB 2.0 and 1.0). You can control the bass, gain and volume levels using the dials and buttons on the DAC. Dual (3.5mm and 2.5mm) headphone jacks and coaxial and digital outputs let you connect your studio headphones to your smartphone or laptop. You can benefit from all these features without adding much bulk to your travel backpack as it weighs only 82g and has a thickness of 2.2cm.

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