Audiolab M-DAC nano DAC/Headphone Amp

Audiolab M-DAC nano

DAC/Headphone Amp

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”A great way to improve the sound of your phone or laptop.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2019 award-winner.

Audiolab M-DAC technology on the move

Audiolab’s M-DACs have long been renowned for their class-leading sound quality and ability for processing digital sound. The M-DAC Nano takes that top class sound and puts it in the palm of your hand. Weighing a mere 28g, this little DAC fits in your pocket and improves the sound of your smartphone, portable player and headphones whenever on the move – or even at home.

Up-samples sound for the ultimate resolution
Featuring a top quality, Cirrus Logic 32-bit DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor), the M-DAC Nano up-samples digital music files form CD standard 16-bit/44.1kHz right up to 32-bit/384kHz quality – giving near high resolution playback from your standard music source.

Bluetooth aptX connectivity
Thanks to Bluetooth connectivity, the M-DAC Nano operates as a wireless DAC. This means you need only pair the DAC with your smartphone, tablet or Hi-Res music player and you’re ready to play – cable free. Thanks to aptX LL technology, the wireless signal is closer than ever to a wired connection, giving the best sound possible from your Bluetooth enabled device.

Headphone amp
As well as improving on the DAC inside your smartphone or portable music device, the M-DAC Nano improves the headphone signal, too. The dedicated headphone amp is more powerful than those built into smartphones, which means it not only sounds better but also lets it power a wider range of headphones – including larger, more power-hungry over-ear headphones.

Built-in rechargeable battery with wireless charging
A built-in rechargeable battery gives effortless power when on the move. With up to 8 hours charge, there’s enough power for the longest journeys. When you’re ready to charge, simply place it on the supplied wireless charging pad.

Transform the sound of your smartphone and headphones, with the Audiolab M-DAC Nano.

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We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or our Telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

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Please contact web after sales for more info.
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T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.

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”A great way to improve the sound of your phone or laptop.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2019 award-winner.

Audiolab M-DAC technology on the move

Audiolab’s M-DACs have long been renowned for their class-leading sound quality and ability for processing digital sound. The M-DAC Nano takes that top class sound and puts it in the palm of your hand. Weighing a mere 28g, this little DAC fits in your pocket and improves the sound of your smartphone, portable player and headphones whenever on the move – or even at home.

Up-samples sound for the ultimate resolution
Featuring a top quality, Cirrus Logic 32-bit DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor), the M-DAC Nano up-samples digital music files form CD standard 16-bit/44.1kHz right up to 32-bit/384kHz quality – giving near high resolution playback from your standard music source.

Bluetooth aptX connectivity
Thanks to Bluetooth connectivity, the M-DAC Nano operates as a wireless DAC. This means you need only pair the DAC with your smartphone, tablet or Hi-Res music player and you’re ready to play – cable free. Thanks to aptX LL technology, the wireless signal is closer than ever to a wired connection, giving the best sound possible from your Bluetooth enabled device.

Headphone amp
As well as improving on the DAC inside your smartphone or portable music device, the M-DAC Nano improves the headphone signal, too. The dedicated headphone amp is more powerful than those built into smartphones, which means it not only sounds better but also lets it power a wider range of headphones – including larger, more power-hungry over-ear headphones.

Built-in rechargeable battery with wireless charging
A built-in rechargeable battery gives effortless power when on the move. With up to 8 hours charge, there’s enough power for the longest journeys. When you’re ready to charge, simply place it on the supplied wireless charging pad.

Transform the sound of your smartphone and headphones, with the Audiolab M-DAC Nano.
Brand Audiolab
Weight (KG) 28g
Bluetooth Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 44 x 44 x 14
Battery Life 8 hours (16-bit) 5.5 hours (32-bit)
DAC Cirrus Logic
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome sound, on a budget. I rang my local Richer sounds in Bristol, who after listening to my needs,recommended the Audiolab M-DAC Nano. I've got them wired to a pair of AKG-K712 Pro headphones, and use the Bluetooth to connect to my Samsung fe phone and Samsung 7 series 42" TV. The phone has a USB C port and no headphones jack, so the Bluetooth is ideal. I couldn't believe the audio quality just on the standard setting on the nano, but with the press of a button, it's a different world. Lovely, natural, neutral mids and highs. The bass is deep and engaging, and enough volume for most ears. The real joy of it is you get to hear the whole frequency range. Controls are simple and intuitive, and it comes with a useful storage bag and WiFi charger. I'd recommend this marvel to anyone who wants full bandwidth for not a lot of money. Like me, you'll be playing everything again to listen to what you missed, first time round.
Date published: 2021-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound I bought this from Richer Sounds online as I was a past customer and know their products are of the highest quality. If you want your phones music player yo come alive buy this, excellent bass and increased volume makes this an excellent buy.
Date published: 2021-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little Device I use this with my Fostex T50RP ( modified ) headphones. On the high resolution settings it has amazing sound and manages to drive them, just. Wish it had just little more volume in reserve. It's great value for money and use all time with my Mac & iPhone - great to not have cord issues. My family bought this for me as an xmas present :-)
Date published: 2020-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome sound upgrade I bought this to boost the sound quality from my iPhone to my RHA T20 headphones. Wow! This brings them alive with the bonus of increased volume as well as a tremendous improvement in detail and clarity. It includes a wireless charging pad to make this one of the easiest to use accessories. Top marks to this great product. So far everything I have listened to has been a revelation, from classical to rock. Great value product.
Date published: 2020-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tiny Detail Matters It's so much smaller than I expected but its performance is like having a portable concert hall. I love the bluetooth connection and wireless charging that makes using it a breeze. My Sony XBA-4 earphones have always sounded fantastic but this DAC has added another dimension and truly exploited their abilities. Duffy's "Mercy" track is great but often sounds muffled on the radio; listening via the Audiolab M-DAC Nano makes it sound like a new recording - brilliant!
Date published: 2020-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing little box Got this as a travel companion and at this price point it makes a huge improvement over standard outputs from phones tablets and computers well worth every penny
Date published: 2020-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good sound, less good build Bought this last year as the missing link between my Grado 325e and iPhone. Very happy with the sound, particularly in enhanced mode. The battery life is OK for my commute (which is short) and the capacitive charging pad is a nice feature. Downsides are flimsy build (also an issue with the more expensive mac mini) and the lack of a wired charging mode which would be helpful on the road. In fact the lack of USB charging or playback are the reason this otherwise slick product gets 4 stars.
Date published: 2020-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A worthwhile upgrade but flimsy construction. I bought this primarily to use during a planned hospital admission. The sound quality Through headphones from my iPhone streaming Spotify was an appreciable improvement - greater clarity and detail with a more defined soundstage. However, the build quality has a slightly cheap and flimsy feel and I wonder how durable it will prove in long term use.
Date published: 2020-01-20
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Unfortunately this product is no longer available.

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Audiolab M-DAC nano is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 29.
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6 Year Guarantee
£13.85 Fully refundable if unused

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Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 14 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or our Telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.