ESS 9018 DAC to be used on portable headphone DAC/AMP
iBasso has announced the D7 portable DAC/AMP which incorporates the ESS 9018 DAC.
According to a thread at headfi release will be around December…
No price specification but I would guess in the $300 range as their current top of the line with a dual Wolfson DAC sells for $275. Should be interesting to see a portable implementation of this DAC.
Update: “Under $300”
Update: iBasso changed plans and now the D7 has the Wolfson WM8740 DAC. However it uses the XMOS USB interface