DAC Comparison

FiiO K5PRO vs Marantz HD-DAC1

FiiO K5PRO

The K5PRO is a compact, desktop DAC/headphone amp combo by FiiO. It features the leading AK4493 DAC chip with a wide variety of inputs and outputs to create a great value proposition.

$149.99 MSRP

Marantz HD-DAC1

The Marantz HD-DAC1 is a stylish compact DAC and headphone amp that comes with USB and analog 3.5mm in. Though it does not have the best specs when it comes to audio decoding capabilities, it's a great sounding device.

$799.00 MSRP
Features
Power

AC 115v

AC 230v

Input/Output
Inputs

Coaxial S/PDIF

RCA

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-B

3.5mm

Coaxial S/PDIF

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-A

USB-B

Outputs

¼ inch

RCA

¼ inch

RCA

Audio
Sample Rate

32 bit / 768 kHz

24 bit / 192 kHz

DAC Chip

AKM AK4493

Cirrus Logic CS4398

Output Power
  • 1.5 amp at 32 Ω
Reviews

In that regard, and in the context of a budget product that is designed reasonably well, I am going to recommend the Fiio K5 Pro.

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