DAC Comparison

SMSL M400 vs Chord Qutest

SMSL M400

The SMSL M400 MQA DAC uses the newest high performing D/A chip from AKM, the AK4499. It supports MQA decoding, PCM 32bit / 768 kHz, and DSD512 Native along with Bluetooth 5.0.

$859.99 MSRP

Chord Qutest

Qutest is a standalone DAC whose performance belies its compact dimensions. With DAC architecture based on the award-winning Hugo 2, Qutest offers class-leading digital conversion.

$1,695.00 MSRP
Features
Physical Dimensions
Mass

770 gram

Power

Micro USB

Input/Output
Inputs

Coaxial S/PDIF

IIS

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-B

BNC S/PDIF

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-B

Outputs

Balanced 3-pin XLR

RCA

RCA

Audio
Sample Rate

32 bit / 768 kHz

32 bit / 768 kHz

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz

DAC Chip

AKM AK4499EQ

Portability
Wireless

Bluetooth 5.0

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