Burson Audio Play DAC & Headphone Amplifier

Burson Audio

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Crisp, dynamic and musical, the Play is a top class DAC with 32bit / 384khz, DXD and DSD256 playback capacity. Pairing effortlessly with Windows, OSX, iOS, and Android systems, its SABRE32/ESS9018 DAC chip and Xmos USB receiver are benchmarks in the industry and our pure Class A circuitry unleashes their full potential.


  • With a 70W power supply outputting 2Watts per channel, the Play is one of the most powerful headphone amplifiers in the world. Regardless of headphones, you can feel the power and accuracy at any volume levels.

    Pure Class A with no ICs on the signal path, the Play is a remote controlled preamp that teams perfectly with any power amp or active speakers.

    By changing opamps, you can even tailor its sound to suit your preference.

    The Play is peerless!

  • Game Play

    Film and game producers know the importance of music and sound in their work. It can turn any ordinary experience into a spiritually enriching one. In fact, audio in gaming is even more vital. Apart from the passive cinematic scores, games rely on interactive sound and music during gameplay to engage with gamers. To become successful, games today need to invest millions and work with top composers to develop their scores and sound effects.

    Sadly, PC gamers are denied of audio performance that does their gaming justice. None of the “high-end” sound cards feature advanced DAC chips. They all have high distortion IC based output stages and they all use very noisy Class-D power supplies. The most powerful soundcard outputs less than 100mWatt (0.1 Watt) into headphones. Such soundcards not only degrade the whole gaming experience but also affect the gamers ability to respond to situations crucial to the success of their campaign.

    The Burson Play features the SABRE32/ESS9018 DAC chip and Xmos USB receiver chip. Both are technological benchmarks in the audiophile industry. To minimise distortion, the Play is tuned to operate in pure Class-A. Outputting 2000 mWatt per channel, it is over 20 times more powerful than the next best soundcard. To top it off, the Play features a high-performance mic input and fits into any PC case elegantly.

    The Play is the missing piece for any gaming PC!

  • Frequency response: ± 1 dB 0 – 35Khz

    THD: <0.02%

    Input impedance: >8K Ohm

    Output impedance (Headphone Amp): 8 Ohm

    Output impedance (Pre Out): 35 Ohm

    Power: 16 Ohm / 2W

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