MQA’s award-winning technology is licensed by labels, music services and hardware manufacturers worldwide. Throughout 2019, partners have been collecting a record number of awards – in total more than 40 – and well-earned recognition for their MQA-enabled products and services. Congratulations to all the winners and we look forward to continuing to support their successes in 2020 and beyond.

EISA 2019/2020 Best Product Awards
Digital Source: Pro-Ject Pre Box RS2 Digital
High-End Amplifier: Hegel H390
Smart Amplifier: NAD M10
Streaming DAC: Mytek Brooklyn Bridge

T3 Awards 2019
Best Bluetooth Speaker: Bluesound Pulse Flex 2i
Best DAC: iFi Audio xDSD

What Hi-Fi? 2019 Awards
Best Portable Music Player: Astell&Kern A&norma SR15
Best Streaming Service: TIDAL
Best DAC: AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt

CES 2020 Innovation Awards
Portable Media Players & Accessories: Astell&Kern SP2000
Headphones & Personal: HELM Audio Mobile MQA/DAC Adapter
Mobile devices & Accessories: LG G8 ThinQ, LG V50 ThinQ 5G

DARKO’s Product/s of the Year 2019
DACs of the year: dCS Bartok, AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt
Integrated amplifier: NAD M10

Guangzhou High End Show 2019 Awards
Best Music Playback System: Aurender W20
Best CD Player: Esoteric Grandioso P1X + D1X
Best Portable Music Player: FiiO M11 Pro
Best DAC: iFi Audio Pro iDSD
Best Music Playback System: Wadax Atlantis Server

CEDIA 2019 Awards
Best New Software Product: Control4 Smart Home OS3
Best New Hardware Product: NAD M10

Stereophile’s Products of 2019
Joint 2019 Component of the year: Mytek Brooklyn Bridge streaming D/A processor
Digital Source of 2019: Mytek Brooklyn Bridge streaming D/A processor

Sound & Vision Top Pick of 2019
AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt

AVTech Media Awards 2019
Best Portable DAC/Headphone Amplifier: AudioQuest Dragonfly Cobalt DAC
Best High-End DAC/Headphone Amplifier: dCS Bartok
Best High-End Amplifier: Mark Levinson No5805
Best USB/Network  DAC: Mytek Brooklyn Bridge
Best Hi-Fi One-Box Solution: NAD M10

Home Theater High Fidelity Best of Awards 2019
Best Digital Audio Player: Astell&Kern KANN Cube

With a 'Thumbs Up' to the following: 
Powered Monitors: Dali Calllisto 2C Speakers with BluOS Module
Desktop Integrated Amplifier: NAD D3045 Hybrid Digital Amplifier

The Absolute Sound Top 50 Greatest Bargains in High-End Audio 2019
Entry Level: AudioQuest DragonFly Black, Red, Cobalt
Step up: NAD Masters M12

Gear Patrol 10 Best Audio Products 2019
AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt (portable DAC)
Astell&Kern KANN Cube (portable player)

Rocky Mountain International HiFi Press Awards 2019
Portable Headphone Amp and/or DAC Combo: AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt
CD Player/Transport: Esoteric Grandioso P1X
Mobile Player under 1000 EUR: FiiO M11 Pro
Mobile Player over 1000 EUR: Astell&Kern KANN Cube
System and Software Enhancers: Roon


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MQA are proud to have already received a range of awards and accolades.

Innovation Award

Innovation Award at the International Hi-Fi Press event at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2015

Most Exciting Ideas in Tech

MQA Inventor Bob Stuart was named as one of Stuff’s innovators of 2015.

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Lifetime Achievement Award

MQA creator Bob Stuart received the CEDIA 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award

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