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OPPO HA-2 Portable Headphone Amplifier/DAC (PREVIEW)

High-performance portable listening is a phenomenon that continues to grow, with new enthusiasts constantly looking for a way to take their tunes on the go, without having to sacrifice audio quality. For our money, there is no better choice than the OPPO HA-2.

The HA-2 is particularly attractive and compact, and like all other OPPO products, the level of performance for the price is off the chart. Combining a hybrid class AB amplifier design and a 32-bit Sabre ESS DAC chipset into an ultra-slim package, the HA-2 looks more like something Q would build for James Bond to decimate his enemies than a mere headphone amplifier. Maybe there’s a button we haven’t discovered yet. -Jeff Dorgay

OPPO HA-2 Portable Headphone Amplifier/DAC

$299

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