This Canadian manufacturer produces high-end equipment for serious audiophiles: Its BDA-1 uses not one but two DAC processors to upsample your files. It made our uncompressed Beach Boys test tracks sound stunningly full, warm, and alive. It doesn't work wonders: Lower-quality streams and rips still sound harsh. But if you've got the budget – and the high-quality digital music collection – the Bryston's a must-listen. [$2,195; bryston.com]
The 2014 Adventure Issue
From Iceland's Highway 1 to Utah's Canyonlands, an epic itinerary for modern explorers.
Plus: Building a Bigger Action Hero
ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
The Interpreters We Left Behind
The Rise of Cyclocross
Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.