Elevate Your Music: 3 Top Wireless DACs to Supercharge Your Smartphone Audio
Are you tired of the underwhelming audio quality that your smartphone’s built-in DAC serves up? You’re not alone. Many of us crave an audio experience that’s more than what that tiny digital-to-analog converter squirreled away in our phones can deliver. But the quest for better sound often leads to a complicated mess of wires, portable DACs, headphone amps, and wired headphones that can turn any commute into a cable nightmare, complete with snags on bag zippers and unsuspecting commuters.
The good news? There’s a simpler way to elevate your music game, and it doesn’t involve getting entangled in a web of wires. In fact, this trio of wireless DACs is here to prove that you can enjoy superior sound without the hassle.
Number 1. FiiO BTR7
The FiiO BTR7 has dual headphone outputs with 3.5mm and 4.4mm Pentaconn connections. This is an absolute must-have for every aspiring audiophile in your life. It first appeared a little more than a year ago and is now available for around $200 / £175 / AU$279, replete with cords and a beautiful grey protective cover.
When I used the FiiO BTR7 with my iPhone, I was pleasantly delighted by the audio quality. I no longer had to deal with the Lightning port’s awkwardly protruding wires. It also has a microphone for calls and a stunning 1.3-inch IPS colour screen that displays codec and resolution information. Despite its small size (about the size of an extended matchbox), the FiiO BTR7 performs admirably.