Pocket HiFi: The Audiolab M-DAC nano
The Audiolab M-DAC nano is a tiny portable Bluetooth headphone amplifier / DAC.
It serves two purposes, if you have a decent pair of wired headphones then you can plug them into this and enjoy not having a cable getting constantly tugged out of your phone on your commute, and a better sound quality over the amplifier/DAC in your phone. I tired them with a pair of Bowers & Wilkins P9 Headphones and I was very pleased with the performance of the two together.
If you have an existing pair of Bluetooth headphones that can be used wired, you may find this offers a better sound quality over the built-in amplifier in your headphones, especially when you press the up-scaling button. I certainly noticed a difference when using the up-scaling feature on the M-DAC nano vs the built in amplifier on the PSB M4U 8s.
It’s a cute little thing, which comes with a nice protective sleeve to keep it looking fresh and a wireless charging pad.