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The FiiO K1: An Introduction

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The FiiO K1: An Introduction

Do you need a DAC? Actually, the initial question should be ‘what is a DAC?’ because for those not in the know, these three letters can be the difference between dull, flat sound and inspirational audio. The simple answer is that a DAC (or Digital-to-Analogue Converter) converts digital data into an analogue signal (with ADCs providing an inverse functionality). The slightly more complex answer is that digital data in the form of a binary stream (as in 11000000110100110) is decoded by the DAC into a current, voltage or electrical charge which in turn drives an amplifier which in turn drives...

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A beginner's guide to lossless audio

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With Tidal now in the public eye it's time to get a closer look at what Lossless audio is and how it can make your listening experience so much better.

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A beginner’s guide to headphone amplifiers.

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Have you ever considered headphone amp but didn't know if you needed one. This short guide could show that you do.

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A beginner’s guide to FiiO.

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A beginner’s guide to FiiO.

FiiO, the Chinese audio company, continues to go from strength to strength. Here's an introduction to why they are a company to watch.

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