Meridian Explorer USB DAC

As we’ve learned the hard way, even supposedly premium computers don’t include audio components that churn out decent sound, a problem amplified in notebooks seeing as their sound cards are welded-on. And that’s where Meridian’s Explorer comes in. Plug the diminutive digital audio converter to a computer via USB to sub out mediocre audio circuitry with audiophile grade components, including a six-layer circuit board, 24-bit/192kHz signals, 3.5mm aux and S/PDIF digital optical outputs, plus analog volume control for top quality at all volume levels.

Learn more at Meridian Audio or grab one here – $150