Top 9 MQA DAC Tidal – Headphone Amps

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1. TempoTec


TempoTec Sonata MHD MQA 8X Tidal Amps Headphone Amplifier Decoding ES9281 Dongle USB DAC DSD128 Type-C to 3.5MM for Android Mac Win10

TempoTec #ad - Lt can be connected with Mac and Window PC by using the attached USB converter. Earphone wITHOUT microphone. Featuresupports a variety of high specification music file formats: mqa, dxd. High output power supply enough power for your headphones with high impedance.

8x lossless deployment prepare your MQA music >> Unfold partly by music app >> Decoding by Sonata MHD. Rgb light shows working statusred: connecied but not playing. Light green: playing at PCM 352. 8-384khz/dsd128. Support: dsD128. Support: pcm 32bit/384kHz. Call mode and hifi mode automatic switch between"call mode”and”HIFI Mode”.

Enjoy lossless music after full MQA decoding by Sonata MHD. Thd+n: -112db. Hw volume control 30 steps HID hardware volume control get smooth and exquisite hearing. Mqa 8xhiby mqa support, hiby app audio authentication, exclusive hq usb audio access and mqa decoding deployment. Output: 2vrms. Outpower: 70mw/32ohm. Earphone WITH microphone.
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ManufacturerTempoTec pursuing the better sound quality, and the more convenient user experience. #ad
Height0.59 Inches
Length7.09 Inches
Weight0.04 Pounds
Width0.31 Inches
Part NumberSonata MHD
ModelSonata MHD

2. IFI


HiFi Desktop Digital Analog Converter with USB3.0 B Input/Outputs: 6.3mm Unbalanced / 4.4mm Balanced/RCA Unit Only Unit Only, iFi Zen DAC

IFI #ad - Also perfect for upgrading the sound for streaming services such as Spotify, DXD 384kHz, DSD256, and Amazon Music. The smooth curves and edges will bring a sense of peace and tranquility to your home or office. Easy connectivity - connect via usb3. 0 usb2. 0 compatible input from your usb source such as a computer or Digital Audio Player DAP.

Upgrade your system - with this state of the art compact Digital Analogue Converter for home audio, office, or desktop use, you will hear a difference and clarity in your audio system whether you use speakers or headphones. High resolution audio - hear familiar songs in a whole new light with rich detail and warm natural tones created by the burr Brown True Native digital to analogue converter which can process any hi-res audio format up to PCM 24/384, Qobuz, Tidal, and renders MQA all without additional conversion so you can listen exactly as the artist intended.

Output to headphones, active speakers, or amplifier with 6. 3mm unbalanced / 4. 4mm balanced / RCA connections. Stylish and smart design - military grade Aluminum makes up a sturdy and sleek exterior. Tech packed - with technology like: variable analogue volume control, PowerMatch adjustment for iEMs/On & Over Ears, and TrueBass to add bass to iEMs, cleaner, you can listen to your music with smoother, playback.
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ManufacturerAbbingdon Music Research #ad
Weight1.08 Pounds
Part NumberZenDACrm

3. iFi


IFi Hip-dac Portable Balanced DAC Headphone Amplifier for Android, iPhone with USB Input Only/Outputs: 3.5mm Unbalanced / 4.4mm Balanced Unit only

iFi #ad - High resolution audio - from spotify to tidal mqa to MP3 and beyond, play any high res audio format with native digital to analog conversion so you can listen to any song the way the original recording was intended.

Portable design - your music will never stop with up to 6 hrs of battery life and a slim, lightweight design perfect for carrying in your pocket wherever life takes you. High tech – power match and xbass offer adjustable analog enhancements to customize your listening experience without compromising the digital conversion. Easy connectivity – connects directly to your smartphone with the USB Input, and works with balanced 4. 4mm or s-Bal 3. 5mm headphone plugs for ultimate convenience and versatility. Powerful amplifier - suited to your style, listen to in ear monitors or drive over the ear headphones with 400 mW max power output from the on-board amplifier.
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ManufacturerAbbingdon Music Research #ad
Height0.55 Inches
Length4.02 Inches
Weight0.5 Pounds
Width2.76 Inches
Part Numberhip-dac

4. Dilvpoetry


Gustard DAC-X16 MQA USB DAC ES9068AS DAC MQA 384kHz DSD512 PCM768kHz Full Balanced Bluetooth 5.0 Desktop Decoder with I2S/AES/Coax/Opt Input Black

Dilvpoetry #ad - Cpld programmable chip: gustard dac-x16 uses cpld programmable logic chip to construct digital integrated circuits with logic functions by itself, Dop demodulation, 2nd PLL digital shaping, with clock management, PCM/DSD depop Switch and other exclusive technologies.

Mqa usb dac: gustard dac-x16 supports technology. X16 multiple interfaces: the fully balanced decoder gustard dac-x16 supports usb/i2s/cOAX/OPT/BT/AES input, and has two output modes: RCA single-ended output and balanced XLR input. High resolution decoder: the usb processing module of gustard dac-x16 uses usb Audio dedicated chip XMOS XU216, DSD512, and supports up to 384K, PCM768K. Lay a solid foundation for excellent sound quality. Bluetooth 5. 0 dac: gustard dac-x16 is equipped with bluetooth chip csr8675, SBC, supports LDAC, AAC, supports Bluetooth 5.0

0, aptx multiple audio formats. It is a true fully balanced decoder. Use 2 ess company’s latest sabre series dual-channel fever audio da chip es9068as, this chip built-in Renderer hardware renderer function audio DA chip, can directly process SPDIF and I2S input first stage decoded digital audio signal, Reduce the external control signal interference when the DAC is working, so as to achieve the ideal playback.
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ManufacturerGustard #ad
Part NumberGustard X16-Black
ModelDAC-X16 Black

5. S.M.S.L


S.M.S.L SU-9 MQA Full Decoder ES9038PRO DAC XMOS DSD512 PCM768kHz/32Bit Bluetooth 5.0 UAT APTX-HD USB Balanced Decoder

S.M.S.L #ad - The power source is implemented with shielded low noise conditioner. There are three available settings: high 1. 2mbps/medium 900 kbps/low 600 kbps.

Complete support of ldac, xbc, aptx/hd, aac, and the exquisite 24bit/192kHz UAT format. Uat ultra audio transmission, an audio coding technology self-developed by HiBy with up to 192kHz sampling frequency or up to 1. 2mbps bit rate. This improves both sound quality and power efficiency. All digital inputs support DSD decoding. Apart from es9038 flagship dac we coupled this dac with eS9311 power chip designed for ESS DACS to optimize ES9038 performance to its max potential. Dop64 is supported through coaxial and optic.
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ManufacturerS.M.S.L #ad
Weight1.74 Pounds
Part NumberSU-9

6. Razer


Magnetic Cable Management, Direct Stream Digital DSD, THX Onyx Portable DAC Headphone Amplifier: THX AAA, Cross-Platform Compatibility, ESS ES9281PRO DAC, MQA Renderer

Razer #ad - Thx achromatic audio amplifier thx aaa: thx aaa technology enables the world’s highest fidelity audio and maximum dynamic range with the capacity to support power-hungry, audiophile grade headphones. Master quality authenticated mqa renderer: the thx onyx MQA renderer can reproduce digital Master Quality Audio recordings from services like Tidal or USB Audio Player Pro.

Crank it up and enjoy satisfyingly loud volumes and ultra-clean sound. Cross-platform compatibility: thx onyx connects to any usb/usb-c port and works on Android, iOS, Windows 10, and Mac without the need for any drivers or installation USB-C to Lightning adapter not included.

Ess es9281pro dac: this digital-to-analog converter provides best-in-class dynamic range and lowest distortion, with direct rendering of MQA files in the DAC - enjoy the studio quality of Tidal Master Quality files on-the-go. Magnetic cable management: a built-in magnetic clasp enables quick and convenient cable management, ensuring there are no messy headphone wires dangling around.
BrandRazer #ad
ManufacturerRazer #ad
Part NumberRC21-01630100-R3M1
Warranty3 year manufacturer

7. Helm


HELM Audio Bolt DAC/AMP, iOS and PC. USB-C to 3.5mm Audio, USB-C Portable High-End DAC/Headphone Amplifier with MQA Playback. Mobile Studio Sound for Android, THX Certified

Helm #ad - May require extra adapters or third party apps for MQA support. The 3. 5mm audio jack seamlessly connects to your wired headphones or speaker system. Smartphone, tablet, mac & pc compatible: usb-c input to a 3. 5mm headphone output supporting playback of PCM files with sampling rates up to 384 kHz, or DSD files with sampling frequencies up to 5.

6mhz. Headphone output level automatically detects headphone impedance and sets level accordingly 1V for 150 ohms. Studio grade portable digital analog convertor with mqa: bolt delivers studio sound on the go from any mobile device across all listening formats. Thx certified audio output: exclusively designed for ultra-low harmonic, the helm bolt physically isolates the DAC from the USB connector for improved EMI isolation, crosstalk & crossover distortion.

Compatible with android, Mac, iOS, and PC’s. Note: an adapter is required if you do not have a 3. 5mm input jack. Supports mqa master Quality Authenticated streaming for unparalleled fidelity in portable audio. Mqa certified. Unlike other mobile mqa-dac designs, and uses a three oscillator design for superior frequency lock with dramatic improvements over single oscillator DAC designs. Stream mqa content from TIDAL, nugs.
BrandHelm #ad
ManufacturerHELM #ad
Height0.25 Inches
Length4 Inches
Weight0.06 Pounds
Width0.25 Inches
Part NumberHMQA-100B



Compatible with PC, Playstation 5, Mobile, MQA Rendering, and Switch, AI Noise-Canceling Mic, ASUS ROG Clavis USB-C Gaming DAC ESS 9281 Quad DAC Amplifier, Aura Sync RGB

ASUS #ad - Unlock a premium audio experience - the pocket-sized rog clavis usb digital-to-analog converter delivers a host of features to give any compatible headset a big upgrade. It includes a USB-C-to-3. 5 mm jack and a bundled USB 2. 0 adapter to ensure compatibility with most headphones and a host of devices. Its ess 9281 quad dac with a built-in amplifier and master quality Authenticated MQA rendering technology treats you to hi-fi-grade audio, while AI noise-canceling technology enhances headset microphones for crystal-clear voice communication.

Mqa rendering technology in rog clavis can connect to an mqa core signal – including those from global streaming service apps such as TIDAL – and complete the final "unfolding" of an MQA music file to provide incredible audio quality. Hear every detail and enjoy crisp, mids, across lows, clear sound for a true-to-life audio experience with ROG Clavis. Exclusive hyper-grounding technology - rog-exclusive Hyper-Grounding technology utilizes a multi-layer PCB and a special layout design to prevent electromagnetic interference, resulting in pure, noise-free audio.

Each of its four dacs devotes processing power to a subset of the audible frequency range, highs to ultra-highs. Ess quad dac - the ess 9281 dac features quad dac technology to provide lossless audio processing. This ensures that your voice comes across loud and clear — even in noisy environments. The four signals are then combined to produce clearer sound with an impressive 130 dB signal-to-noise ratio, and an integrated amplifier supports up to 300 ohms of impedance.
BrandASUS #ad
ManufacturerAsus #ad
Height0.47 Inches
Length5.91 Inches
Weight0.1 Pounds
Width0.79 Inches
Part Number90YH02N0-B2UA00
Warranty1 Year Warranty

9. S.M.S.L


S.M.S.L M500 DAC Headphone Amp Supports MQA decoding ES9038PRO D/A chip USB Uses XMOS XU-216 with Remote Control Black

S.M.S.L #ad - M500 uses top performance es9038PRO D/A chip from ESS Technology. Ultra-low phase noise and optimized clock processing circuit are used to achieve ultra-low clock jitter. The m500 enables low noise density and low distortion for maximum dynamic range and provides high output drive capability. 3 high-end dual op-amps lme49720 are used. Xmos xu-216, true 32bit audio processing, supports DoP and Native DSD, and reaches 32bit/768kHz and DSD512. Usb input supports MQA decoding.
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ManufacturerS.M.S.L #ad
Part NumberS.M.S.L M500
ModelS.M.S.L M500