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Cambridge Audio DacMagic

Cambridge Audio DacMagic
alaScore 93

444 reviews

Mar, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 444 reviews of Cambridge Audio DacMagic. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Cambridge Audio DacMagic is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Cambridge Audio DacMagic

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Cambridge Audio DacMagic from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2023

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Cambridge Audio DacMagic

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Cambridge Audio DacMagic from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2023

Expert review by : Caleb Denison (digitaltrends.com)

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS USB DAC review

 

Exquisite sound quality ; Volume control is handy ; Great fit and finish ; Unnoticeably light and compact

More expensive than competing products ; Lack of strain relief on USB cable is cause for concern

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Cambridge Audio's new DAC adds headphone amp but little extra value

 

The Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus offers a lot of features and decent sound quality but its price tag could be the limiting factor.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Clint DeBoer (audioholics.com)

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS USB DAC Review

 

Review: The Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS. Cambridge Audio has a number of DacMagic offerings, currently three on their website, and this is by far the smallest and the least expensive.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : John E. Johnson, Jr. (hometheaterhifi.com)

Cambridge Audio DacMagic

 

Cambridge Audio has come up with a product that has wowed everyone: the DacMagic. For $479, you get a DAC that is fully differential (a stereo DAC on each of the two channels), upsampling to 24/192, very low specified distortion, and selectable output...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Ian White (ecoustics)

Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M Review

 

The Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M DAC/pre-amp/headphone amplifier might be the high-res audio hub you're looking for. The Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M DAC/pre-amp/headphone amplifier might be the high-res audio hub you're looking for.

Feb, 2022

Expert review by : Mark Phillips (soundstageaccess.com)

Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M Digital-to-Analog Converter

 

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Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Mike Wuerthele (macnn.com)

Review: Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

 

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS pumps up the volume, dance, dance

Sturdy construction ; Driverless on OS X ; Simple operation ; Stunning sound quality

Micro USB plug for charging ; Short USB cable length ; Not for mobile

Every computer with a microphone or headphone port has one -- a digital to analog converter (DAC). There are nearly as many chipsets and DAC models as there are models of laptop, and as many opinions on the efficacy of various implementations. Cambri

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Brian Kahn (hometheaterreview.com)

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS USB DAC/Headphone Amplifier

 

The growing popularity of headphones and computer audio playback has led to the inevitable introduction of portable USB DACs that add a headphone amplifier, which makes it very simple to get high-quality sound from your computer. Cambridge Audio has...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Fleischmann (soundandvision.com)

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS USB DAC

 

Audio Performance Features Ergonomics

Bits are helpless prisoners trapped on the hard drive of your computer. If you plug your headphones (or desktop audio system) into the computer’s analog output, you can faintly hear their cries for help, but not the true timbre of their colorful...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Kirk McElhearn (macworld.com)

Review: Cambridge Audio DacMagic

 

At $429, the DacMagic is not a device for everyone, but if you do have good audio equipment, it'll definitely make your music sound much better.

There are a wide range of DAC chips, ranging from very low-cost to very expensive. At the low end, a DAC chip may be used in a cheap PC soundcard or throw-away MP3 player. At the high end, expensive DAC chips are found inside top-of-the-line CD...

Jan, 2010

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