Dongle DAC with an OLED screen. It is based on dual CS43198 DAC chips and dual 8261 amp chips. 3.5mm and 4.4mm outputs in an aluminium enclosure, Speaking of outputs – 265mW out of balanced and 122mW out of single-ended, in both scenarios rated at 32ohms load. Priced at 130USD.
Topping DX5 Lite
A re-release of DX5 but with cutdown being MQA support, therefore having a lower price tag of 350USD. However, if you’re not familiar with DX5 here are some specs:
dual ES9068AS DAC, Bluetooth, two gain modes, 4-pin XLR and 6.3mm outputs at the front among others on the back. 1.8W at 32ohms out of 4-pin XLR and the same when it comes to single-ended.
AMP/DAC combo from Topping offers a single-ended output at the front which is able to deliver up to 700mW at 32ohms load. Bluetooth, bass and treble eq settings on board. Priced at 200USD.
HiBy R6Pro II
New revision of HiBy DAP. This time packing a 5000mAh battery, and a 2160×1080 screen that is 6″. It also has AK4191EQ plus two AK4499EX combined with Snapdragon 665 chip, 4GB RAM and Android 12 operating system. Price is about 870 USD (6000 yuan).
SeeAudio x Z Review Rinko
This is more of a teaser because there’s not much known about it at this point. But it is a single dynamic driver paired with a single planar driver hybrid. Pricing to be determined.
Yanyin Moonlight Ultra
This tribrid in-ear monitor has 4 EST (electrostatic drivers), 4BA (balanced armatures) and 1 DD (dynamic driver). Its shells are made out of resin and they also house 2-pin connectors. It has an impedance of 27 ohms and a sensitivity of 112dB. Bill of 1290 USD.
Elysian Acoustic Labs DIVA 2023
Another IEM on the list. This time it’s one with 6 balanced armatures. It has a four-way crossover and 3 tuning switch positions. The impedance is 4 ohms and the sensitivity is 100dB/mW. Asking price of 1600USD.
Most budget in-ear offering in the current list. 12mm planar magnetic driver inside the shell with 2-pin connectors. It has an impedance of 32 ohms and a sensitivity of 105dB. Comes with modular termination plugs cable and a price of 46 USD.