“It’s an unprepossessing little box but the NuForce DAC80 offers a surprisingly good sonic response. It does this without fuss and without fireworks but, at this price point, that can be a blessed relief.”

“Providing a balanced sound with a democratic outlook, suiting all musical genres, the DAC80 provides digital music with a touch of sonic style.”

“It never huffed and puffed and made you feel bad that you’ve spent £500 instead of £3k on a DAC, as some designs do. On the contrary, the DAC80 had a rather expensive air to the sound. Everything was neat, tidy and in its place.”