Reviews & hands-on

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Asus Xonar Essence STU review

    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,...

  • Audio 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...