Updated January 24, 2019 by Sam Kraft

The 10 Best DSD Music Players

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We spent 27 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Digital audio has become quite a bit more complex in recent years, with a wide variety of file formats now beginning to enter the mainstream. One of these options is DSD, a high-resolution format that produces a unique signal and delivers a sweet, natural sound. You can enjoy these files by picking up one of these music players, many of which have Bluetooth capabilities and other features. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best dsd music player on Amazon.

10. Zishan AK4497EQ

9. QLS QA361

8. FiiO M7

7. HiBy R6

6. FiiO X7II

5. Sony NW-A45/B Walkman

4. Astell & Kern SE100

3. Opus Hi-Res

2. iRulu F20

1. Sony Signature Walkman

Editor's Notes

January 23, 2019:

Noted that the iRulu F20 does not include built-in memory storage, which helps it maintain its affordable price despite its high level of performance. Users who would prefer their device feature FM radio capabilities would be wise to consider the FiiO M7, which is a fairly simple yet highly practical option. Did some research on the Hifi Walker Sport, but reports of a small screen and clunky operation suggested a poor user experience.


Sam Kraft
Last updated on January 24, 2019 by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.


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