Review of the Furutech ADL X1 - Portable USB DAC Headphone amp by Hi-Fi News

Review - Furutech ADL X1

Furutech ADL X1

Review of the Furutech ADL X1 - Portable USB DAC Headphone amp by Hi-Fi News
A n outstanding product award and group test win in the review of the £400 Furutech ADL X1 - Portable USB DAC Headphone amp by Hi-Fi News. They conclude :-

"The CEntrance is a lovely package, but try the Furutech ADL X1 and you find almost everything that the former does very well, the latter does even better, making a great product that’s pretty much got the lot. Aside from that slightly fiddly volume knob, it’s easy to move around and works as effectively as a portable as when it’s sitting next to your home computer. The rechargeable battery system works well, and it’s not lacking in features. However, the real ace in its hand is the sound, which is not just excellent, but special in a way that none of the others are here. It’s not massively powerful, but at sensible levels you get the sort of subtlety you only normally expect from high-end digital; it digs right down into a piece of music and brings every last bit to life, without ever sounding harsh or artificial.

Partnered with a good pair of headphones and some decent source material, the X1 really takes you to a higher level than you’d expect. Factor in that fine build and sober styling and its top-end price suddenly seems very agreeable.
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Read the full review of the Furutech ADL X1 - Portable USB DAC Headphone amp and see how it got on in the group test when paired against :-

■ The Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

■ The Fostex HP-A4

■ The Arcam rPAC

■ The CEntrance HiFi-M8


via the first link below.

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