HiFiMAN Releases a Budget Priced Pocket Sized USB DAC

Posted Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 09:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

It provides improved sound for computers and portable audio devices alike.

"A friend asked me to develop a DAC that everyone could afford yet would substantially improve the sound of any conventional audio product," Says HiFiMAN president Fang Bian. "The result was the HM-101 which has exceeded even our high expectations."

The HM-101 measures in at 2-1/2 inches long, 1-1/2 wide and 1/2 inch thick. It offers a USB connection for computers as well as a standard headphone jack so you can plug in your iPhone, CD player or whatever else could use an audio boost.

HiFiMAN's new DAC has a signal to noise ratio of 98 dB and total harmonic distortion of 0.07 percent. It has a nice wide frequency response too, from 20Hz to 20kHz.

The HM-101 is available now for $39.

Source: eCoustics

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