Qualcomm made a USB-C DAC to show off its hi-fi audio tech

From Engadget - December 7, 2017

Of course, per Qualcomm's usual way of doing business, the company is not selling these devices directly to consumers, but the DAC will be available to headphone makers "for 2018 products." And to be clear, Qualcomm already makes DACs and audio codecs, but this is its first USB-C Hi-Fi DAC.

The AQT1000 looks to be a compact size for what it is. Typical headphone DACs tend to be bulky, and while the Apogee Groove (released in 2015) was relatively small for the category, it is expensive and not USB-C compatible (yet).


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