High quality components
The A8 SMSL to provide excellent audio performance integrates high quality components. DAC side AK4490 chip takes care of the conversion taking advantage of a floating point system. For volume control, a low noise and low distortion NJW1194 chip is used. Finally, for the headphone output the amplification is done via a chip TPA6120A2 of Texas Instruments, reputed to deliver a signal low noise and offering a great dynamic range.