Greatest Bits 2011

AudioStream's Greatest Bits 2011 represents every bit, bob, and bobble reviewed this year that has received our Greatest Bits award. I hope you enjoy this year's picks.

Digital to Analog Converts Class B

Halide Design DAC HD, $450.00
I really enjoyed my time with the Halide DAC HD when I reviewed it back in November when it cost $550. Halide has since lowered the price but left everything else the same making for one heck of a nice package. The DAC HD struck me as one smooth operator without giving anything away in terms of resolution or detail and it comes with cables on both ends to boot. "I would also say the DAC HD is awesome" is what I said to Jonathan Driscoll, Halide's President / CTO in an email exchange we had after he'd read my review and I think that sums things up nicely. Read the Full Review

Network Players & Streamers Class B

Logitech Squeezebox Touch, $299.00
The Squeezebox Touch was one of the most-loved network players around. For reasons unknown Logitech decided to discontinue it which puts it on the Retired list even though it's still a great Streamer. Read the Full Review