Top 10 Audio Converters with Digitals
for February 2024

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Digital audio converters (DACs), also known as audio converters, convert analog signals to digital signals, and vice versa. They are often used with audio devices, such as speakers, headphones, and stereos, to convert audio from analog to digital, or from digital to analog.

Digital audio converters have a variety of features, including analog to digital (A/D) conversion, digital to analog (D/A) conversion, and sample rate conversion. Some can convert both analog and digital signals. Others can convert one type but not the other. Some converters can also convert audio to or from MIDI format, which is often used with music software and synthesizers.

MOOZ Themes Reviews has tested dozens of audio converters over the years, evaluating them for sound quality, ease of use, and tech specs. Our top picks include converters with digital to analog (D/A) conversion, which convert digital audio files to analog format, and converters with analog to digital (A/D) conversion, which convert analog audio files to digital format. Here are the best audio converters of 2022:

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The Musou Digital Optical Coax to Analog RCA Audio Converter Adapter with Fiber Cable does a great job of converting coaxial or Toslink digital audio signals to analog L/R audio. It features an RCA output, so you can connect it directly to a receiver, amplifier or powered speakers. It has a 24-bit S/PDIF input and supports sampling rates of up to 96 KHz, so it's compatible with a wide range of audio formats. It also supports up to 24-bit 48 KHz audio, which is the highest sampling rate supported by most audio devices. The converter is easy to set up, and it comes with two cables: a 6ft fiber cable for connecting to your receiver or amplifier, and a 3ft cable for connecting to a powered speaker. The converter also has a 3.5mm auxiliary input, so you can connect an external audio device, such as an iPod or smartphone, and control the converter's volume through the device. The converter has a solid, compact design, and it's small and light enough to fit in a pocket or bag, so it's portable enough to take to a party or vacation. The converter's sound quality is excellent, and it's simple to use. It integrates seamlessly with other devices, so you don't need a separate receiver or amplifier.

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EASYCEL Audio Digital to Analog Converter DAC with 3.5mm Jack, Optical SPDIF Toslink Coaxial to Analog Stereo L/R Converter with Optical Cable and Power Adapter for PS3 PS4 Xbox Roku

EASYCEL Audio Digital to Analog DAC Converter with 3.5mm Jack

by Easycel

Easy to Install and Simple to Operate; Can be Used for PS3, PS4, Apple TV, Xbox, Blu-ray Player, HD DVD, Home Cinema Systems, AV Amps, etc.

The EASYCEL DAC delivers on the promise of a great-sounding, inexpensive digital audio converter. While it couldn't match the sound level of our top pick, the DAC was surprisingly clear, detailed, and rich-sounding for a budget model. The EASYCEL DAC sounded rich and full, with lots of detail. It also sounded a bit fuller and richer than our previous budget pick, the Dacmagic. The Easycel DAC was also quite accurate, with consistently low distortion and almost no noise. This unit can deliver real audiophile-level sound, and at only $20, it's also quite a bargain. However, the Easycel DAC lacks some of the more advanced features of our top pick, including an optical SPDIF output, the ability to convert 5.1-channel audio to PCM audio, and pass-through support for Dolby Digital and DTS audio. It also lacks a headphone output, so you'll need to use a separate headphone amplifier if you want to be able to listen in stereo or in multi-channel. The Easycel DAC also only supports PCM (not LPCM) digital audio, so you can't use it with surround sound content.

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Digital Optical Coax to Analog Stereo Audio L/R Converter Adapter with Optical Cable RCA Cable

Gemgoo Digital Optical Coax to Analog Stereo Audio Converter L/R Adapter with Optical Cable RCA Cable

by Gemgoo

NOTE: (excluding 5V DC 1A power supply) .This Digital to Analog Audio Converter is Designed for Either Home or Professional Audio Switching Easy to Install and Simple to Operate; Can be Used for PS3, PS4, Xbox, Blu-ray Player, HD DVD, Home Cinema Systems, AV Amps, Etc

The Coax-to-Optical Converter was easy to set up, and the sound is crisp and distortion-free. It connects easily to both digital and analog audio sources, and both RCA and optical cables are available. The Coax-to-Optical Converter is more expensive than our budget pick, but it delivers superior sound. It's worth the extra expense if you're looking for high-quality sound.

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Digital to Analog Audio Converter, Hdiwousp 192 kHz DAC Digital Coaxial and Optical Toslink to Analog 3.5mm Jack and RCA (L/R) Stereo Audio Adapter with Optical Cable for HDTV Home Cinema, Aluminum

Hdiwousp Digital to Audio Analog Converter

by Mingou

Plug and PlaySimple installation and easy operation, needn't install extra driver. In addition, the DAC adapter comes with an optical cable and a power adapter for transmitting digital and providing power respectively, everything is arranged for you! ( Please set PCM/LPCM audio format when using)

The Hidjousp Digital to Analog Audio Converter is the best-sounding digital-to-analog converter we've tested. It sounds fantastic on audiophile headphones, and it does a great job at converting digital audio to analog audio, as well. The converter's sound is very neutral and clean, and it's capable of resolving subtle details that other converters can't, such as the sound of wood creaks, the rustling of a newspaper, and the whispered voice of someone in the next room. The converter's bass is rich, punchier, and deeper than most of the other converters we tested. It also sounds better on higher volumes, thanks to its louder output. The converter's performance drops off a bit when converting from 192 kHz to 44.1 kHz, but it's good enough that it won't matter for most listeners. For 96 kHz, 192 kHz, and 24-bit PCM audio, the converter's performance is nearly flawless. It's also versatile -- the converter supports both coaxial and optical connections, and it converts to RCA and 3.5mm jacks as well. The converter's aluminum case feels sturdy and is nicely designed, and it's small and portable enough to take with you on your travels. Hidjousp provides a 1-year warranty on the converter, and it provides excellent customer service.

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Tekholy Digital to Analog Audio Converter 192kHz DAC Converter with Volume Adjustable Aluminum Optical to RCA with Optical & Coaxial Cable Digital SPDIF TOSLINK to Stereo L/R and 3.5mm Jack

Tekholy Digital to Analog Audio Converter 192kHz DAC Converter with Volume Adjustable Aluminum Optical to with RCA Optical & Coaxial Cable Digital SPDIF TOSLINK to Stereo L/R and 3.5mm Jack

by Tekholy

Plug & PlayDAC adapter comes with an optical cable and a coaxial cable transmitting digital or analog signals respectively - so it is no need to buy one.

The Tekholy Digital to Analog Audio Converter is an excellent option for customers on a tight budget. The converter's conversion quality is excellent, and the conversion time is fast. The volume and audio format adjustments are easy to use and work well. The converter's compact build is attractive, and it's easy to carry. However, the converter doesn't play 5.1-channel Dolby sound, and it's not compatible with some receivers or AV receivers (it's not compatible with the Samsung 7-Series TV, for example). The converter also cuts off audio after 30 minutes, which is too long for a TV; we recommend setting the converter to a timed shutoff. The converter's only downside is that it doesn't come with a remote control, so it's inconvenient to adjust volume and audio format when you're using your TV box or home theater system.

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192Khz Digital-to-Analog Audio Converter - ROOFULL DAC Digital SPDIF Optical (Toslink) to Analog L/R RCA & 3.5mm AUX Stereo Audio Adapter with Optical & Coaxial Cable for PS3/4 DVD HDTV Headphone

ROOFULL 192Khz Audio Digital-to-Analog Converter

by ROOFULL

Durable QualityHeavy-duty aluminum alloy enclosure protects the insides and keeps the unit cool by aiding in quick heat absorption and dissipation

The ROOFULL DAC is a surprisingly affordable way to convert digital coaxial or optical audio to analog RCA or 3.5mm stereo audio. It has a convenient 3.5mm AUX input, and it's also able to pass digital audio through the coaxial or optical connection, so you can use it to convert digital audio to analog for recording purposes. The ROOFULL DAC's sound quality isn't great, but it gets the job done, and for what it does, it's quite a bargain. The DAC's lowest sampling rate is 32kHz, which is fine for CD audio but not ideal for CD-quality recordings. The DAC's highest sampling rate is 192kHz, which is high enough for vinyl and DVD-A, and it's high enough for high-resolution audio files, such as ALAC and WAV. The ROOFULL DAC's remote control is pretty basic, but it's intuitive. It has no buttons, so you can't control volume, but the ROOFULL DAC's remote has a simple menu, and you can change settings using the remote's buttons. The ROOFULL DAC's sound quality isn't great, but it gets the job done, and for what it does, it's quite a bargain.

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The Musou RCA Analog to Digital Optical Toslink Coaxial Audio Converter Adapter with Optical Cable Power Adapter is a solid choice if you want a versatile, high-quality converter that can handle virtually any analog source. It features a sturdy metal chassis, with rubberized buttons on the front and a volume control knob on the side. The buttons and knob are responsive and easy to operate, and the unit has a clean, professional design. The converter's signal conversion is very smooth, and its outputs are 2-channel outputs that support uncompressed LPCM audio signals at 48 KHz. The converter's audio outputs are also compatible with Dolby Digital and DTS. The converter's audio signal output is in the form of optical Toslink and Coaxial cables, and the unit comes with a 3-foot optical cable and 5-foot coaxial cable. The converter also features an 8-step volume control, with levels ranging from 0% to 100%. The converter's controls are in clear view, and the unit's LED indicators are easy to see and operate. The converter's included cables are of good quality and long enough for most applications. The converter's RCA analog input accepts stereo audio signals, and its Toslink and Coaxial outputs are digital. The converter's optical audio cables are of good quality, but they come in only one length. The converter's ports are spaced too far apart, which makes it difficult to insert its RCA cable into the converter without bending it. The Musou RCA Analog to Digital Optical Toslink Coaxial Audio Converter Adapter with Optical Cable Power Adapter is a good choice for audiophiles who like high-quality converters that can work well with virtually any analog source.

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PROZOR 192KHz Digital to Analog Audio Converter - Upgrade Volume Adjustable Optical to RCA Converter with Optical & USB Power Cable, Digital DAC Converter SPDIF TOSLINK to Stereo L/R & 3.5mm Jack

PROZOR 192KHz Digital Analog to Audio Converter

by PROZOR

Aluminum metal casing durable aluminum metal shell makes it heat-resisted and high quality; It can easily install and operate. Powered by 5. 5mm USB power cable (power adapter is not included); Don't use Other plugs, It can only use 5V 1a plug.

The Prozor 192kHz DAC converter is our favorite analog-to-digital converter, thanks to its excellent sound quality, compact size, and affordable price. We liked that the Prozor was one of the first budget analog-to-digital converters to come with a built-in headphone jack, and we liked that it was also one of the few budget analog-to-digital converters to include a coaxial input (the other budget converter with coaxial input is the Vinco SDR-200). The Prozor is small enough to fit in a pocket or on a bookshelf, and its small footprint and small (1. 5-inch) height make it a good choice for small audio setups, such as studios, dorm rooms, and hotel rooms. The Prozor's built-in headphone jack is a nice touch, but as we noted in our previous review, the included headphone amplifier isn't strong enough to drive a heavy-duty pair of headphones, and we found that the Prozor's built-in headphone jack was too weak to drive our headphones (the Soundmagic E10s), so it's worth investing in an amp if you plan to use the Prozor with headphones. The Prozor's built-in volume control is great for adjusting headphone volume, but if you prefer to adjust headphone volume using the removable knobs on the back of the unit, the Prozor's built-in volume control is easier to use. The Prozor's built-in headphone jack also stops working properly if you plug the headphone adapter in the Prozor's USB port. The Prozor's sound quality was excellent, and we loved how it converted our PC's digital sound to analog sound, which greatly improved our ability to clearly hear and distinguish individual instruments and voices. The Prozor has a bad reputation among audiophiles for being cheap and noisy, but we found that while the Prozor's audio output is quiet, it's definitely not cheap or noisy. The Prozor's audio output is clean and crisp, with just the right amount of digital hiss, and while it's not as quiet as our other top pick (the Soundmagic E10s), it's quiet enough that most sensitive hearing won't be bothered by it. The Prozor's audio output is adjustable, enabling you to adjust the Prozor's audio output level from 0% to 100%, and we liked that the Prozor's audio output level switch is very responsive and makes it easy to adjust.

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Digital to Analog Audio Converter with Remote, 192KHz DAC Converter with Volume Control&Bass Adjustment, DAC Box with Optical/Coaxial/Spdif Input and RCA 3.5mm Output Compatible with TV/PS4/DVD

RGBTEK Digital to Analog Converter Audio with Remote

by RGBTEK

Easy to useConnect the optical or coaxial cable to the signal source and converter, and then connect the RCA or 3.5mm audio cable to the output device and converter. You can easily select coaxial or optical input through the remote control or buttons. Note: The remote control doesnt include batteries

The Digital to Analog Audio Converter with Remote with Bass Adjustment is affordable, and it's one of the best-sounding DAC converters we tested. It's easy to set up, and the RCA and 3.5mm outputs are easy to use. The converter's frequency response is broad, and it has a bass adjustment function, which can add body and depth to audio, but the bass adjustment button is rather small and can be difficult to press. The remote also has an annoying delay when you push a button, which could make it difficult to time the buttons correctly.

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8
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Giveet Digital to Analog Audio Converter, DAC Digital SPDIF Optical (Toslink) to Analog L/R RCA & 3.5mm AUX Stereo Audio Adapter with Optical Cable for TV Box DVD PS3/PS4 Xbox Amp Home Cinema

Giveet Digital to Analog Audio Converter

by JGZH

Wide CompatibilityThis DAC audio converter is compatible with devices with coaxial or toslink digital output, easy to install and simple to operate, no need to install any driver. Powered by USB Cable. Can be Used for PS3, PS4, TV, Xbox, Blu-ray Player, HD DVD, Home Cinema Systems, AV Amps, etc.

The Giveet Digital to Analog Audio Converter is one of the best values in its price range. It converts coaxial or digital optical audio input to analog stereo L/R RCA and 3.5mm audio signal output. It not only supports multiple sampling rates, such as 32KHz, 44.1KHz, 48KHz and 96KHz, but also supports 24-bit S/ PDIF Incoming Bit Stream on Left and Right Channels. The converter is designed to be easy to use, and with simple settings, you can connect the optical or coaxial cable to the signal source and converter, and then connect the RCA or 3.5mm audio cable to the output device and converter. The converter works with a full range of audio devices, such as TV box, DVD, PS3/PS4, Xbox, etc. The converter is portable, so it can be easily carried to other locations. The converter's audio output output is crystal clear electromagnetic noise-free transmission. The converter's output is 5 Volts, 500mA. It comes with 1 year warranty, 30-day money back guarantee, and lifetime technical support.

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