Aurender & DACs
Aurender's line of music processors and music players are top of the line. Their functionality and processes offer high-quality sound and when you pair them with a high-end DAC you get a home audio setup that is unrivaled.
Drew's Top DAC Picks
Chord Hugo TT DAC & Headphone Amp
Chord Electronic's Hugo as been one of our favorite DAC and headphone amp combinations since its debute at CES. The Hugo TT takes the Hugo's incredibility to the next level in a desktop version.
The beauty about the Chord Hugo TT is it's ability to connect to both speakers and headphones. You must have a DAC/headphone amp combination in order to use Aurender music processors with headphones.
Ayre Codex DAC headphone amp & digital preamp
BMC PureDAC MK2 DAC & Headphone Amplifier
BMC UltraDAC DAC & Headphone Amplifier
Questyle Audio CMA800i DAC Headphone Amplifier
Drew recommends these DACs for their great sound and reliability. You will notice that only one is not a Dac/headphone amp combination. You can, of course, pair your Aurender with only a DAC if you are connecting to a pair of speakers for a home audio setup. In this instance, you would be able to use the PS Audio DirectStream DAC by itself.
It is when you want to listen to the music stored on your Aurender through headphones that you need to add that headphone amp.
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