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Naim Audio ND5 XS Network Player

Naim Audio ND5 XS Network Player
alaScore 94

8 reviews

Dec, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Naim Audio ND5 XS Network Player. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Naim Audio ND5 XS Network Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 8 reviews)

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Expert review by: Hi-Fi Choice (

Expert Review


Its ability to cope with 24-bit/192kHz streams future-proofs it for some considerable time and allows the lovers of hi-res to pursue their studio-master fix. The n-Stream app adds all the convenience to the package for which one could ask. In an...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (

Naim ND5 XS - £1,995


Naim introduces its 'entry-level' network audio player, but there is nothing 'entry-level', however, about its performance, says Malcolm Steward

We love the musical integrity and overall coherence of the design

There is honestly little to dislike in this competitive package

A ‘starter’ product, its performance comes close to that of a reference level streamer

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Naim ND5 XS review


Best streamer £1500+, Awards 2015. A must-audition if you're after a high-end streamer that can do it all...

Stunningly clear, precise and insightful sound quality Sturdy build and design Excellent specification Easy to use

Power supply upgrades aren’t cheap

Everything about Naim’s streamer has been carefully planned out to make it as seamless as possible to use. It’s a very forward-thinking approach from an established hi-fi company, and coupled with its brilliant sonic performance, this ND5 XS is a...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: AVForums (

Naim ND5 XS


Superb sound quality with huge detail and excellent bass, Comprehensive functionality, Very solid build, Upgradeable

Some limits to soundstage, Power supply is a significant cost, No shortage of competition

The Naim UnitiLite managed a Reference Status badge in Naim’s inaugural review on AVForums - some months later, I still cannot think of either a single box or collection of electronics I would recommend to somebody in place of it. Against this...

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB):DAB / No
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: Yes
PC Streaming:Audio
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready


Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
Ethernet: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo)
PMP Docking: No
USB Interface: Yes

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
4K Upscaling: No
CD Player / Recorder: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): No
Network Music System:Music Server
Product Type:Audio Home System
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No


Wireless Speakers: No


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No


Dolby / DTS: No