Please note: A sound note does not replace a complete test report, and you can only find a lot of information about the compatibility of a component in the respective magazine.
Current devices from this edition are highlighted in yellow for better orientation. The respective ratings apply to the device version that was available on the test date. The current list goes back several years: depending on how long the devices are still on the market.
All prices are recommended list prices of the manufacturer / distributor in Germany and will be adjusted if the editorial team changes prices. In addition to the sound ratings, you will find some additional information in brackets after the device name.
How to read the list
The left scores tell you the sound quality (with several notes: in different modes). The right number of points shows the overall result and thus also records other criteria.
The sound points are compatible within genres. This allows you to compare stereo amplifiers and the analog notes of amplifiers with D / A converters. With different types of speakers and amplifiers (active / passive, full or before / end) the result is only roughly comparable because different game partners are accepted.
Price-performance ratio: If this is outstanding or if the device offers a lot, it gets the stereoplay highlight (blue cube).
Personal favorites of the editors receive a special award (red cube).