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DAC3 Portable Headphone Amplifier & DAC

The DAC3 is a portable 32-bit digital-to-analog converter and headphone amplifier that delivers high-quality audio from a digital source, like your phone, tablet, or computer to an analog source, like headphones or speakers. The DAC3 will level up your streaming experience, whether at home or on the go.
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$149

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High Quality Audio That Goes Straight to Your Head

Inside the DAC3 is a high-performance headphone amplifier that takes your headphones and takes the highs even higher and the lows even lower.

Plus, the DAC3 features a variable line-level output that gives you greater control, flexibility, and improved sound quality. Which means you can use it with a wide range of equipment to optimize your listening experience.

Easy to Hold, Impressive to Behold

Small? Yes. Powerful? Definitely. The DAC3's playback performance gives you detail and clarity your headphones usually can't provide. It's like the difference between reading a description of a concert and actually being there.

Give Your Headphones a Promotion

Here's what you'll love about the DAC3 (Warning: lots of nerd-speak ahead):

  • ES9281A PRO Ultra DAC delivers 32-bit precision, high dynamic range, and ultra low distortion (Translation: it delivers amazing sound)
  • High-performance amplifier that easily drives headphones with impedances of 12 ohms or higher (This means it makes a great pair of headphones sound even better)
  • Broad support for standard hi-res audio formats including MQA, PCM, and DSD (Consider these senior-level formats, unlike freshman-level MP3 or WAV files)
  • Enhanced playback from your HD streaming apps, like TIDAL, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Qobuz, and more

Finally, Frustration Free Setup

You won't need batteries or charging. You also won't need additional software or drivers. The DAC3 draws what little power it needs through a double regulated USB-C connection. Just plug the included cables into your phone, tablet or computer and let the DAC3 show you everything you've been missing from your music.

dac3 portable-headphone amp
DAC3 headphone amplifier
Accurate and precise volume control
Sample rate indicator light
Headphone output
USB Type C input

Tech Specs

DAC type
USB
Input
USB audio
Output
Analog 3.5mm mini-jack stereo
Input sample rate
44.1kHz-96kHz native playback 188.2kHz & 192kHz re-sampled to 96kHz

What's in the box

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DAC3 Portable Headphone Amplifier & DAC
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USB-C cable
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Lightning to USB-C cable
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Setup guide

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Which Audioengine Headphone Amplifier & DAC is right for you?

Price
Built-In Power Amp
Input Bit Depth
USB Connectivity
Optical Connectivity
RCA Output
Headphone Port
Headphone Amplifier
Headphone Impedance
Portability
Supported Formats
dac3 portable-headphone amp
DAC3 Portable Headphone Amplifier & DAC
$149
ES9281A
32-bit
YES
NO
NO
YES
Yes
  • 10 ohms to 600 ohms
  • Highly Portable
  • PCM
  • DSD
  • MQA
    D1 Headphone Amp
    D1 Desktop Headphone Amplifier and DAC
    $169
    ESS ES9018
    32-bit
    YES
    YES
    YES
    YES
    Yes
    • 10 ohms to 600 ohms
    • Desktop
    • PCM
    • DSD
    • MQA

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