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Meet the £480 USB cable from Computer Audio Design, an audiophile's DAC dream

Meet the £480 USB cable from Computer Audio Design, an audiophile's DAC dream

By 13 June 2014

Computer Audio Design has announced a USB cable that it's selling for a mind-boggling £480. Yes, you read that correctly. Who would pay that? We hear you ask. Audiophiles. Anyone who appreciates high quality music will be a huge fan of the CAD DAC Cable,... >>

A week in reviews: 24 - 28 March

A week in reviews: 24 - 28 March

By 29 March 2014

It's the week when HTC claimed all glory by announcing and releasing its latest handset, the new HTC One (also known as the M8), in the same day. We had one acting as our day-to-day phone the week prior and have dug deep to deliver the verdict on whether... >>

Asus Xonar Essence STU
4 out of 5

Asus Xonar Essence STU

By 28 March 2014

After quite some years of CD, music seems to have taken something of a backwards step, at least in terms of quality. If you bought a lot of CDs, you've probably heard how good they sound, and MP3 may be a bit of a disappointment as a result. Of course,... >>

A week in reviews: 2 - 6 December

A week in reviews: 2 - 6 December

By 7 December 2013

As we roll into December there’s a sense of looming Christmas cheer. Awards season is over, next-gen consoles are on the shelves - well, sort of, their stock has been emptied and they’re hard to get hold of - and we’ve spent the week tying up various... >>

Teac USB DAC Amplifier AI-501DA review
4.5 out of 5

Teac USB DAC Amplifier AI-501DA review

By 3 December 2013

If you live on your computer and want to hear better sound then you need to break away from the in-built soundcard and move to an external digital-to-analogue converter (DAC). That's where the Teac AI-501DA - an integrated amplifier and USB DAC - comes... >>