Part-Time Audiophile Buyer’s Guide 2024

Small, simple and relatively inexpensive for the performance it offers, this DAC is perfect for audiophiles who don’t require a lot of bells and whistles but do want superb sound quality.

We found the Swiss-built Merason frérot to be perfect for streaming Qobuz, and for mating with an equally high-value streamer. Optional pow1 PSU improves sound quality across the board.

A Reviewer’s Choice winner.”