The Hifitrends.com Product Of The Year is an award given to an exceptional product that has passed across our desk– or through our listening room– this past year.
It’s not a “Best Of” award, it’s just us giving recognition to gear we found to have extraordinary value and performance within its category.
Also, since we cover low-cost, high-performance gear, you can expect our selections to be more affordable than some of the stuff you see on other Hi-Fi Product Of The Year lists.
Product Of The Year 2019-DAC/Streamers: Audiolab 6000N Play Wi-Fi Audio Streaming Player
It’s 2020, and even though vinyl is winning the Audiophile popularity contest right now, for me, digital music files reign supreme when it comes to practicality and accessibility.
That’s why digital audio streamers are a big deal to me. A poor sounding streamer can bring an otherwise robust system down to its knees.
And the sound quality is why the $599 Audiolab 6000N Play Wi-Fi Audio Streaming Player wowed me this year. I have swapped it in and out of numerous rigs, and it always plays the anchor role with finesse.
Some people may want a streamer with a fancy screen on the front, but I’d rather have that money put into the internals so that it can play music with depth and accuracy. That’s what you have with the 6000N Play.
If you’re in the market for a quality streamer that won’t break the bank, then you need to check out this one from Audiolab.
Read our full review here!
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I’m an audio writer who started as a young audio salesman/consumer electronics professional back in the late 90s. That’s where I discovered the magic of 2-Channel sound. My thirst for great sound has led me on a delightful music quest that continues today.