Wadia di322Price: $3500

Website: www.wadia.com

Jeff said: But the di322 wasn’t just a pretty face with nothing behind it. Its sound was full, big, and played deep -- deep bass, deep soundstage, wide dynamic range. It relished music that I like to play at high volumes with fist-pumping verve.

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The gist: Jeff’s favorite DAC under $4k.