HiFi Rose RS150 Streaming DAC Review Specs

INPUTS: AES/EBU, optical, and coaxial digital; HDMI ARC; analog stereo RCA
OUTPUTS: Balanced XLR and analog stereo RCA; AES/EBU, optical and coaxial digital; I2S (2)
WIRELESS: Wi-Fi, AirPlay, Bluetooth aptX
STREAMING: Spotify Connect, Tidal, Qobuz, internet radio/podcasts, UPnP-DLNA, Roon-ready
EXTERNAL STORAGE/LIMITS: HDDs (ten terabytes), SSDs (four terabytes), MicroSD card (up to 400 gigabytes)
ADDITIONAL CONNECTIONS: USB type-B, USB Type-C (software updates), LAN (Ethernet)
COMPUTER AUDIO: PCM up to 32-bit/768kHz, DSD up to DSD512, MQA-enabled
DIMENSIONS: (WxHxD, Inches) 16.9 x 4.8 x 12.4
WEIGHT: (Pounds) 28.6

Company Info
HiFi Rose
MoFi Distribution (U.S. and Canadian distributor)
(312) 738-5025
HiFi Rose
MoFi Distribution (U.S. and Canadian distributor)
(312) 738-5025

John_Werner's picture

You can stream everything in very good audio quality for so much less that I do not get where these units are so expensive. Must be for a much larger profit margin and a slightly better build. Not really worth that. My pick is the Cocktail Audio N25 which in The US is largely ignored.

trynberg's picture

As an Android-based device, isn't this limited by Android's audio limitations, such as all 44.1 kHz material being resampled to 48 kHz?

As someone who doesn't at all get the use case for one of these boxes, I'll (mostly) avoid commenting on the perceived value of $5k for something like this. Eesh.

madlyinject's picture

My top pick is the Cocktail Audio N25. The playback of PCM and DSD signals of up to 32-bit/768kHz and DSD512 (22.5792Mhz), respectively, is supported by the RS150 thanks to ESS Technology's flagship Sabre ES9038PRO funny shooter 2 chipset, which is responsible for handling digital audio signal conversion within the RS150.

Jackson143's picture

Overall, the HiFi Rose RS150 Streaming DAC is a top-performing audio device that delivers exceptional sound quality and versatility. Its high-resolution audio playback capabilities, convenient connectivity options, and sleek design make it a great option for audiophiles looking for a premium streaming DAC. However, it may be a bit pricey for budget-conscious consumers, and some users may find the touchscreen display to be too small for their liking. Nevertheless, if sound quality and performance are a top priority, the RS150 is definitely worth considering. So, if you're looking for a high-end streaming DAC that delivers audiophile-grade sound quality, the HiFi Rose RS150 is a solid choice. Overall, it is a worthy investment for serious audiophiles who demand the best in audio performance. With its high-resolution audio playback capabilities, versatile connectivity options, and sleek design, the RS150 is sure to impress even the most discerning audio enthusiasts. So, if you're looking for a top-performing streaming DAC that delivers uncompromising sound quality, the HiFi Rose RS150 is definitely worth considering. Whether drywall contractors near me detroit listening to your favorite music through headphones or a high-end audio system, the RS150 is sure to elevate your listening experience to new heights. So, if you're serious about audio quality and want a premium streaming DAC that delivers exceptional performance, the HiFi Rose RS150 is a top contender

NestorHernandez's picture

This is kinda expensive, I'm sure that you can find many devices like this one for at least half the price and about the same quality, I don't really get why someone would buy this one. I think that someone in my personal Highest Rated Heat Pump Replacement in Gainesville, Florida has a Toshiba device like this one and it honestly sounds really good!