For the true audiophile, money is often no object, in their quest to achieve sonic perfection, and our Best Digital Audio Player (DAP) Under $1000 list can definitely help satisfy even the most hard to please audiophile. Sparing no expense, our best DAP's under $1K can all power your favorite brands of headphone with ease, and allow you to take all of your lossless audio files with you wherever you go! By the way, if you're looking for a DAP and don't want to spend quite this much, you can check out our Best DAPs Under $500!
Headphone Charts Score (?) : 86.4
One of the slimmest DAPs on the market, but don't let it's slim build fool you, it's internal components and overall quality are all top notch.
Headphone Charts Score (?) : 90
The bigger brother of the classic DP-X1, the DP-X1A has updated software and amped up specs, for an even more rewarding listening experience.
Headphone Charts Score (?) : 90.4
The AK300 is such an attractive looking piece of machinery, it's tough to tell whether it belongs in your pocket or in the halls of an art gallery. Sounds impressive as well!
Headphone Charts Score (?) : 93.2
Beautifully crafted from brushed metals, the Cowon P1 is a beautifully crafted DAP, which can drive your high impedance headphones with no problem whatsoever.
Headphone Charts Score (?) : 94.8
At under $1000, the Questyle QP1R pretty much stands alone as the undisputed champion, with its ability to drive even the most power-thirsty headphones with gorgeous, lush sound.