Thatonenoob posted a review of the HUD-DX1 DAC/Amp on Head-Fi.  According to the review it is a pleasant sounding unit with optical input and RCA line out. This is unusual for sub-$400 portable DAC/Amps.  It also support DXD/DSD native.


Pros: DSD/DXD Capable, Musical and Engaging, Nice Trim
Cons: Gain Switch Lacking, True Lineout, Not Airy

DX1 Review

Review of the Audinst HUD-DX1

Project86 has posted a review of the Audinst HUD-DX1 DAC/Amp on Head-Fi.  Price point is just under $400.


Pros: Bold, lively sound from the DAC portion, headphone amp powerful enough for planars, rock-solid stability over USB
Cons: Gain is too high for some headphones and especially IEMs, price isn’t as low as I’d like

Review of the HUD-DX1