Best Dac Dongle -Verified List

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Choosing the best dac dongle can be challenging. With so many models on the market, how do you know which one is right for you?

This buying guide will help you find one.

Our system considers a set of factors to make the trending list, which includes:

  • Product & brand value
  • Features & specifications
  • Durability, quality & longevity
  • Consumer ratings & reviews
  • Product price & warranties
  • Size & materials
  • Accessories & Tips for Organization
  • Style & Design

We’ll discuss different types of dac dongle and key features to look for when deciding. Let’s get started!

Best dac dongle With Specifications

Although the “best” dac dongle makers will always come down to a slight amount of subjectivity, we scoured the web and did our research to find the top brand producing some of the most reliable and widest range of dac dongle  in the business. If you want the easiest way to measure your product before using it, you will probably also like our list. Additionally, if you want more products to add to your collection, our list of the best dac dongle on the market is a great place to start.

1. USB C to 3.5mm Headphone Adapter – USB Type C to AUX Audio Jack Hi-Res DAC Dongle Cable Cord Compatible with Pixel 5 4 3 XL, Samsung Galaxy S22 S21 S20 FE Ultra S20+ Plus Note 20 5G

Features :

  • Premium Quality DAC- Hi-Res audio output & Powerful Noise Reduction. This c to aux adapter is compatible with up to 32bits / 384kHz while others are 24bit/96Khz or 16bit/48Khz, you can get the better music experience from it.
  • Multi-function Dongle: This compact usb-c to aux adapter enable you to listen music and answer phone calls with your headphone and support wire control function as well.
  • Widely compatibility:compatible with most of the type c phones: pixel 5 4 3 2 XL, Samsung Galaxy S22,S22+,S22 Ultra,S21 FE,S21,S21+,S21 Plus,S21 Ultra 5G,S20 FE Ultra Z Flip S20+ s10 s9 s8 plus, the new note 20/20 Ultra 5G,note 10 9 8, iPad pro,Huawei mate 30 20 10 pro, p30 p20, One plus 6T 7 7Pro,Moto z and more
  • Plug-and-Play & Ultra-Portable – No drive needed.Super slim design lets you connect to headphones and smart phones anytime anywhere.
  • What you get: USB C to 3.5 mm Headphone Adapter, Welcome Guide, our worry-free 18-month, and friendly customer service.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 0.31496
Width 0.43307
Length 4.96062

2. FiiO JadeAudio KA1 Headphone Amps Amplifier Tiny USB DAC High Resolution 3.5mm Lossless for Smartphones/PC/Laptops/Players(Type C, Black)

Features :

  • [Supports high resolution sound]: KA1 headphone amps supports up to 32bit/384kHz PCM and DSD512 high-end decoding.
  • [Compatible with Android/Windows]: KA1 tiny amplifier can support multi-devices, supports smartphones/portable player/tablet/computer.
  • [Supports MQA 8x rendering]: KA1 portable dongle supports MQA rendering. You could get a lossless sound when you are listening music or others.
  • [Lightweight but useful and powerful]: The tiny USB DAC KA1’s body size is only 43x15x8mm, and it is just about 10g. It is convenient and portable for you to take it anywhere.
  • [Multi-playing ways and portable]: KA1 amplifier with a USB Type-C connector, you could use it to get a high resolution sound for listening music, playing game, doing chatting, doing living when you are at home or at office.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 3.93700787
Width 1.968503935
Length 0.787401574
Weight 0.0220462262

3. iBasso DC05 Portable USB Dongle DAC, Green

Additional Info :

Color Green
Item Dimensions
Height 0.47244
Width 0.59055
Length 4.13385

4. HIDIZS S3 PRO Ultra-Portable Hi-Res DAC Dongle, 8X MQA Support, PCM up to 32Bit/384kHz, DSD128 Decoding Amplifier Type-C Audio Cable Converter for Android/Windows/Mac OS/iOS/iPad OS System (Black)

Features :

  • ♫『ESS9281C PRO DAC』Low power consumption, ultra-low distortion, close to 0 noise and MQA support. PCM supports up to 32Bit/384kHz, DSD128. Enjoy amazing sound quality on your terms. (32Bit/384kHz, DSD64/128, -110dB THD+N, +130dB SNR) *Data provided by ESS Technology Incorporated. 4 Panasonic capacitors added for an enhanced listening experience. The highs are cleaner, warmer, and more transparent.
  • ♫『8X MQA Support』MQA audio technology is supported by Hidizs S3 Pro portable DAC AMP, able to fully ‘unfold’ MQA file to deliver outstanding sound quality. Music services that support MQA should be installed on playback devices (e.g., HiBy Music, TIDAL) to realize 8x unfolding of MQA audio.
  • ♫『Ultra-Portable & Outstanding Cable』only 0.79 inches (20 mm) in diameter and 3.54 inches (90 mm) in length. About the size of a US penny – a tiny coin. S3 Pro stands out from the rest due to its minimalism, high performance, and take-anywhere durability. Mixed Braiding of 2 core high purity silver + 2 core OFC wires (60 strands each). Silver wires make for a brighter and cleaner sound quality. OFC wires add smoother and gentler performance.
  • ♫『Support Wire Control Earphones with a Microphone』Convenient enough for practical use! Looking for a DAC dongle that not only supports wire control of playback/pause and volume functions, but also supports phone calls, without having to pull it out from your mobile phone when a call comes in? Then, S3 PRO is your top pick, obviously.
  • ♫『Sampling Rate Indicator Light & Multi-system Support』LED indicator lights up in different colors, synchronized with the sampling rate of the currently played track. Red: 44.1k-48k / Blue: 88.2k-384k / Pink: MQA. S3 Pro is made for Windows (Windows 7 and earlier versions are not supported), Android, macOS, iPadOS and iOS (Lightning OTG cable must be purchased separately).

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 0.3937
Width 0.7874
Length 3.5433

5. TempoTec Sonata MHD MQA 8X Tidal Headphone Amplifier ES9281 USB C DAC Typec Dongle DAC Audio Converter DSD128 for Android/Mac/Win10

Features :

  • 【Specifications】Product name:Sonata MHD. OUTPUT: 2VRMS. SNR: 128dB. THD+N: -112dB. OUTPOWER: 70MW/32ohm. SUPPORT: MQA 8X. SUPPORT: DSD128. SUPPORT: PCM 32bit/384kHz
  • 【MQA 8X】Hiby MQA Support,Hiby APP Audio authentication,Exclusive HQ USB audio access and MQA decoding deployment. (8X Lossless deployment) Prepare Your MQA music >> Unfold partly by music app >> Decoding by Sonata MHD. Enjoy lossless music after full MQA decoding by Sonata MHD.
  • 【Call Mode and HIFI Mode 】 Automatic switch between”call Mode”and”HIFI Mode” . Earphone WITH microphone. Earphone WITHOUT microphone.
  • 【Feature】Supports a variety of High specification Music file formats: MQA, DSD, DXD. (High Output Power) supply enough power for your headphones with high impedance. ( HW Volume Control ) 30 steps HID hardware volume control get smooth and exquisite hearing. (Support multiple systems) Sonata MHD is suitable for smart Android phones with Type-C ports,laptop,desktop computers, TempoTecV1 HIFl players, etc. lt can be connected with Mac and Window PC by using the attached USB converter
  • 【RGB light shows working Status】Red: Connecied but not playing. Blue: playing at PCM 32-48kHz. Green: playing at PCM 88.2-192kHz/ DSD64. Light green: playing at PCM 352.8-384kHz/DSD128. Purple: playing MQA

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 0.59
Width 0.31
Length 7.09
Weight 0.04

6. USB C to 3.5mm Dongle Adapter (2 Packs), Stouchi Type C Headphone Audio Jack Cable Cord Hi-Fi DAC Chip for Pixel 6a/6/5,iPad Mini 6/ Air 5th, Samsung Galaxy S22 S21 Plus Ultra Z Flip Note 20 -Grey

Features :

  • ☆【American Smart Conexant DAC Chip】: Our high quality audio chip designed from American Conexant Systems Inc, with low-power, high-resolution multi-core hardware codecs and audio software technologies enable differentiated headsets for premium audio and voice experiences.
  • ☆【With LED Indicator】: LED LIGHT-UP TYPE-C PORT. No more fumbling around in the dark. LED illumination helps you plug in C day or night. If you want an adapter that can charge your phone while listening to music, search with this: B09P37WCS4
  • ☆【Nosie Reduction Aux Cable】: Built-in Powerful DAC Hi-Res Chip, shield current interference and music noise cancelling High sound quality 24bit/96KHZ. Super noise reduction technology creates flawless music transmission and crystal sound quality.
  • ☆【Great Compatibility】: It supports mobile phone with usb c port, such as, Pixel 6a/ 6/ 5/ 4/ 3/ 2/ XL, iPad Mini 6/ Air 5th/ Pro 2020/2018, Samsung Galaxy S22/ S21/S20/ S10 /S10+; Moto Z3/ HTC U11, Essential phone, Huawei P40/ P30/ P20 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Note 20/10 /10+/ A80; Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 / S6 and more.【Note: Not Compatible with High-Power Headphone】
  • ☆【Upgraded Durable Material】: High quality TPE jacket, standard 3.5mm jack, anti-winding, anti-knot, provides 5X more durable, flexible and sturdier than normal cable, more durable. 5000+bending test has taken to ensure its durability and reliability.

Additional Info :

Color Gray
Item Dimensions
Height 0.1968503935
Width 0.1968503935
Length 1.968503935

7. USB C to 3.5mm Dongle Headphone Jack,2Pack Hi-Res Certified DAC Headphone Adapter Type C to Audio Adapter Compatible with Pixel 5 4 3 2 XL, Samsung Galaxy S21 S20 Ultra S20+ Note 20 10 S10 S9

Features :

  • Wide Compatibility: Wider compatibility than others type c to 3.5mm headphone jack adapters,compatible with most of the type c phones: pixel 4 3 2 XL, Samsung Galaxy S21 S21+ S21 Ultra S20 Ultra S20 Z Flip S20+ S10 S9 S8 Plus, Note 20 10 10+ 9 8, iPad pro,Huawei Mate 30 20 10 Pro, P30 P20, One plus 6T 7 7Pro, HTC 12 /U11, LG V40 /V30 /G7and more.
  • Hi-Fi Sound Quality: Supports up to 24bit/96Khz PCM decoding output, and Direct Stream Digital high-resolution audio format DSD64/DSD128 decoding to reproduce lossless music enjoyment.
  • Multi-Function USB C 3.5mm Adapter: This USB C to aux adapter enable you to listen musics and answer phone call with your headphone as well as supports wire control function, such as microphone volume control, pause and play functions, playing games, plug and play, very easy to use.
  • Relief Strain Design:With the relief strain design, this adapter can stand 20000+ bending tests, which makes this adapter much more durable.
  • Satisfactory After-Sale: 24 Months Warranty, 120 Days refund service are guaranteed. If you can’t confirm whether your smartphone is compatible with this adapter, please directly ask your question via Q&A , this will help you make a better choice. Please feel free to contact us if you encounter any problems during use. Any problems about this product will be solved as quick as possible in order to provide you a best service.

Additional Info :

Color gray

8. UGREEN USB C to 3.5mm Audio Adapter Braided Type C Male to Headphone Aux Jack Female Dongle HiFi DAC Cable Cord Compatible with Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra S21 Note20, Pixel 6 Pro, iPad Pro Air, Grey

Features :

  • Practical USB C to 3.5mm Audio Adapter: The Durable USB C Headphone Adapter offers a simple way to stream music from USB Type C phones/tablets/laptops to old auxiliary devices like 3.5mm headphones, car radios, speakers/Hi-Fi systems
  • Optimal Hi-Fi Sound Quality: This USB C to Aux Adapter supports up to 24bit/96KHz, with powerful noise reduction you can get higher fidelity sound from this USB C to Headphone Jack
  • Convenient In-Line Control: This Type C to Aux Adapter supports all 3.5mm earphones, and it can support in-line control including volume control, and calling. The USB-C Headphone Adapter allows you to control your music and take calls on the go
  • More Everlasting Durability: The nylon braided USB C DAC Adapter is robust in build quality. Premium aluminum alloy material prevents scratches and rust, higher quality. Slim and portable, easy to carry around
  • Wider Compatibility: The USB C Aux Dongle fits for most USB-C phones tablets, laptop, Compatible with Samsung Galaxy S22/S22 Ultra/S22+/S21/S21 Ultra/S21+/Note20/Note20 Ultra/S20 Ultra/S20/Note10+/Note10/S10/, Google Pixel 6/Pixel 6 Pro/Pixel 5a/5/4XL/4, iPad mini 6/iPad Pro 2021/2020, iPad Air 4/Air 5th 10.9inch, Macbook Air Pro 14″ 16″, 10 Pro/9 Pro/8

Additional Info :

Color Grey
Item Dimensions
Height 1.574803148
Width 5.905511805
Length 8.267716527
Weight 0.01984160358

9. HiBy FC3 USB DAC HiFi Audio Headphone Amplifier dongle dac PCM DSD MQA 8X RGB Indicator Volume Control Plug and Play Supports Microphone 3.5mm Output Black

Features :

  • [Portable high resolution Audio headphone amplifier&USB DAC]The built-in ES9281pro DAC chips is behind the all-format HiFi decoding power of the FC3. Support for PCM up to 32bit/384kHz and DSD128 DoP. Hi-Res audio quality Certified by the Japan Audio Society for high resolution audio.
  • [MQA authenticated dongle] FC3 includes MQA Renderer technology, bringing unprecedented detail to Hi-Res albums, delivering studio sound. Combined with applications such as Tidal/HiBy Music to realize MQA 2x unfold. After subscribing to MQA function in HiBy Music app, you can use the FC3 to unfold MQA audio up to 8x!
  • [Type-C USB DAC Headphone Amp]The interface of HiBy FC3 is Type-C digital input and 3.5mm output, which supports connection to computers, mobile phones, music players and other devices.
  • [plug and play] No charging required, Use as your computer’s sound card. FC3 can be used for Mac OS/Win10 and above systems without driver (For the system under Win10 needs to download the driver later use).when connected to a mobile phone, open the Exclusive HQ USB Audio Access mode of the HiBy Music App, which can directly output digital audio signals to obtain the sound quality of hifi.(For iOS system devices need to purchase Lightning to Type-C short cable)
  • aluminium alloy body, With its simple elegant lines, classic and durable. There are 30-step hardware volume buttons control on the side for more convenient volume control.with RGB indicator light,light comes up in different colours according to the currently playing music format / sample rate.High output power, 70+70mW@32Ω is a high output power for a USB headphone dongle, to power all sorts of HiFi headphones. Low power consumption stops the drain on your smartphone and keeps your music going.

Additional Info :

Color Black

10. iBasso DC06 Portable USB Dongle DAC and Headphone Amp with MQA Support, Black

Features :

  • EXCEPTIONAL SOUND QUALITY: Take your on-the-go music experience to the next level. Featuring a premium DAC chipset with two high-performance ES9219C QUAD DAC+ chips, the DC06 amp provides amazing high-resolution audio from a smartphone or computer.
  • SUPPORT FOR MQA & TIDAL MASTERS: The latest in portable MQA-player technology, the DC06 supports MQA 16x decoding for an incredible sonic experience, including support for Tidal Masters. Also supports 32-bit/384kHz PCM and native DSD256 decoding.
  • POWERFUL OUTPUT: The 3.5-millimeter & 4.4-millimeter single-ended headphone jacks deliver up to 4Vrms of clean, powerful output, so it can drive most headphones and IEMs with ease. The DC06 has ultra-low output impedance, making it suitable for most headphones.
  • PORTABLE STUDIO-QUALITY SOUND: The DC06 elevates audio to rich studio-quality sound. Made for true audiophiles, this DAC is portable, plugs into your phone or computer, and delivers the highest-quality sound experience without background noise.
  • MADE FOR AUDIOPHILES: iBasso sound and audio products are crafted to be the best and are used by serious audiophiles around the world. Wherever people love music, iBasso is there.

Additional Info :

Color Black

You should ask yourself four questions before buying the best dac dongle. These questions will help narrow down your choices and ensure that you don’t buy any of the best dac dongle and make them useless or out of style. To save money, shop around first or research and check prices on online stores.

1. Is the best dac dongle right for your needs?

The question that you have to ask yourself before buying any of the best dac dongle is whether or not they will suit your needs. Besides, you must clearly define what your needs and purposes are. From there, you can choose the best product and serve it according to your requirements.

2. How many competitors does it have?

Many different factors go into answering this question. The number of competitors can vary greatly depending on the best dac dongle you are dealing with and the scope of your business model.  Knowing how these factors can affect your market share is important when deciding whether or not you should enter a new market.

3. Can I buy something similar cheaper elsewhere?

One of the most common questions that a lot of customers ask is, “Can I buy something similar cheaper elsewhere?” The short answer is no. When you are looking for a quality dac dongle, the most important thing to know is that cheap is not always better. You should carefully research the best dac dongle before buying and consult the prices on some online sales websites to make the best decision.

4. What is the return policy?

Return policy is the most important thing to consider regarding the best dac dongle from a manufacturer. If you’re unsatisfied or something goes wrong with your purchase, you’ll want to know that you have some way to go about it. Additionally, we’ve compiled a list of highly reputable brands based on their return policies and customer service to help people find and choose the best dac dongle.

Best dac dongle Buying Guide

Materials

There are many different qualities of materials, but it isn’t easy to pinpoint a single specific quality that defines high-quality. Most people will agree that high-quality materials have a long lifetime and don’t rust or break easily, for example, stainless steel. Expensive pieces tend to be more durable because the lower-priced options often use cheaper, less durable materials to cut costs.

In some cases, the more expensive alternative may not necessarily be higher quality than a less expensive option, so compare prices and research before making any purchases. It’s best to go with what you can afford while still getting a high-quality product.

Easier to clean and use

Everyone loves a good product that will last longer without breaking or needing maintenance to keep it running smoothly! We all have busy lives, so it’s best to buy something that will save you time on daily tasks instead of wasting hours weekly.

This best dac dongle is easy to maintain because of its simple design, making it very easy to clean! You can wash your best item in about 10 seconds or less! And best of all, if you do run into any trouble with your product, you can take advantage of the product’s warranty and get it replaced for free.

Durability

The durability of the best dac dongle is one of the essential things to consider while making a purchase. The best item will last longer and provide better value for your money. People always want the best for themselves, including the best dac dongle. Many people are not sure if they should spend money on them. If you can choose between two types of something, one has better quality than another. 

People do not want to spend more money buying a good product, so they review sites before purchasing items. Therefore, you can learn what others think of confident best dac dongle available before deciding if it’s worth spending your hard-earned cash on them or not. Review sites give customers information about the best items. Therefore, when shopping, you should choose the best dac dongle available with high durability to avoid wasting money.

Manufacturer

If you are looking for the best dac dongle available, don’t be fooled by what the manufacturer announces. When it comes to the best quality products, some of your favorite brands might not even make it. 

The best products are often not as advertised because the better the item, the lower the returns on investment for selling it. Advertising costs outweigh what can be made a good enough quality sale to be worth spending money on.

The culture has also desensitized consumers to marketing schemes, so you won’t see many people getting fooled by fancy ads anymore-especially not on social media. Some of these lower-quality products offer lower prices than more reputable ones without compromising quality, but if they’re, why look at price first before any other reason!

Avoid common mistakes

It’s not unusual to make mistakes when using a product, especially the first time. If you have color-blindness or not, you must pay close attention to the color descriptions and be sure you understand them before purchasing anything.

You have to read all reviews from customers. Even the small things about it are an invaluable resource for making the best decision when shopping for new products that will improve your life. So don’t forget to read reviews on the best items before purchasing them.

This way, you can get more information about what people think of the confident the best dac dongle available, rather than just reading about it on their package or website. Anything of sale does not always give the best idea of what the customer thinks.

The Verdict

Yes, these dac dongles have very similar appearances, and the features are largely the same. That said, there are differences in performance, design, and how well they work when the rubber meets the road. This side-by-side comparison will help you navigate the differences and identify the dac dongle best suits your needs.

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