HRT MicroStreamer USB DAC Sweepstakes

Register to win a HRT MicroStreamer USB DAC (MSRP $189.95) we are giving away.

According to the company:

microStreamer is a USB-connected and powered ultra high-performance dedicated  amplifier/sound card designed to seamlessly interface with computers, tablets, smart-phones and directly decode the digital audio data stream from the host’s hard drive into analog music for headphone or speaker listening. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and light enough to carry in a shirt pocket, the microStreamer is the newest and sexiest product in HRT's line of award winning DACs. 

When music is digitized, it is ‘compressed’ into a digital format of ones and zeros – the job of decompressing the music and turning the ones and zeros back into sound is usually done by a computer but because computers are built to do a lot of things, sound is not their top priority. Cheap sound cards are used to keep prices down so the music you hear coming out of your computer is not complete – there is a loss of sound.  microStreamer was developed to reverse this loss of sound.  It takes over the job of processing and decoding the music from your computer – so you end up with sound as it was meant to be heard – clean, clear, loud and present. 

The microStreamer was made for anyone who wants better sound coming out of their computer.  It can be used for music, movies or games.  The microStreamer will bring the listener a more full, present and inside experience. 

Click here for more info.

To enter the sweepstakes, all you need is an account on this website. If you don't already have one, click on the link labeled "register" at the bottom of this announcement or "Create new account" in the right column (under the ads). Then, enter a username and a valid e-mail address, and click on the "Create new account" button. A message will be automatically sent to the e-mail address you specified, which will include a link to activate the account.

The final step (and only step for those who already have an account) is to log in and leave a comment right here on this announcement—any comment will do, as long as it's not profane or spam. Then, when the sweepstakes closes, a lucky commenter will be chosen at random to receive the prize. So post a comment, and good luck!

For complete sweepstakes rules, click here.

[This Sweepstakes is now closed.]

aopu.mohsin's picture

I just gifted one of my audiophile components to my friend, so he can be influenced by the audiophile gears and become one. 

I believe, it's my turn to get one gift from Stereophile, so I can keep on paying it forward.

joshbrad's picture

pretty, pretty please

JR_Audio's picture

I would like to have one.


mh166's picture

As I need an USB DAC anyhow, it would be nice to win this HRT one.

MrGneiss's picture

My turn to win!! :-D

RyanCoonan's picture

Just bought my first pair of nice headphones, wouldn't mind picking up a DAC to go with them.

wschof's picture

That would be great at work!!

dwillis's picture

I have had HRT products before.  Great customer support!

Wcwc's picture

I could definitely use one. Pick me!

mbovaird's picture

Pick me, pick me!  smiley

jaywillin's picture

i've heard it

i want it

Cruxis's picture

I'll put in my lottery ticket now as well.

Really looking for a great DAC to replace my laptop's on-board and this would be a great chance.

Good luck to everyone else as well, of course!

neogeo's picture

This looks great. I'll take one please.

stebaht's picture

My lil' sis will enjoy :)

donunus's picture

Oh my! I have always wanted one of these but I don't reside in the US at the moment. If only I could win one and have it sent to my friend in the US and he'll take care of the rest. 

poondennis's picture

Hope my chance is better than winning something from the lottery

remlab's picture


gld3gld3's picture

Thanks for another great giveaway!

Slee ZZ's picture ring.

tubesound's picture

It's my turn this time.

alexandrov's picture

win win

daadaa's picture

I could really use this thing!

tfarinholt's picture

This would be great.

wendellkb's picture

looks like a great product.  Hope I win.

J Young's picture


Et Quelle's picture

Pocket size components!

scardeal's picture

I could definitely use this at work!

funambulistic's picture

Would love to have one.

Leo11's picture

I would love to have one of these. 

bsm539's picture

Looks great!

jamesk's picture

Looks cool. Would to try a dac.

torturegarden's picture

I would love one of these.

brandoh73's picture

Would love to have one of these!!

donahewj's picture

looks great hope to win

bprochford's picture

I'd love a new portable DAC

TwoChannelJunkie's picture

This would make an excellent birthday gift for me!

Rosdilp's picture

DAC (Determine a Champion)

chunk23's picture

I have yet to fully try this, so this would be good.

Pjay's picture


SnowmaNick's picture

Yes please.  Thank you.

deftoejam's picture

looks good!

freddiek40's picture


George Napalm's picture


fvelasco's picture


stevieieie's picture

That looks pretty cool

alexwgoody's picture

I need a portable dac

ms142's picture

Look forward to a review (though I don't mind getting it as a gift before that...)

Stirrio's picture

And thank you!

om05964's picture

This would be great for travel

dalethorn's picture

The MicroStreamer might surprise its new owner with just how good it is. I found the sound to be a hair better than the Dragonfly and Audioengine D1.

noirx7's picture

OK Ready to win something!

kchamblin's picture

I can't wait! 

this's picture

This would work well.

WillWeber's picture


Music_Guy's picture

I [heart] HRT Microstreamer!!!

'Would love to love one up close.

timdoug's picture

Pick me.

jlburad66's picture

So do everyone commenting here I guess.  ;)

EricJ's picture

I'll take it!

HearMeNow's picture

In the research phase of buying my first DAC now.

hartn046's picture

Very nice

texanalog's picture

I would love to have one of these!!!

chris huys's picture

why not!!

jimtavegia's picture

This would certainly improve my sorry HP desktop. 

mcdontho's picture

Awesome companion for my momentum!

morpheus1988wer's picture

The last piece missing i my setup...

warrenpchi's picture

The MicroStreamer sounds amazing.  I had a chance to hear it at T.H.E. Show in Newport, and mind = blown.  Thanks for the opportunity Stereophile!

acawaigmail's picture

I'll need to replace my Bithead someday. Why not a MicroStreamer?

stevo's picture

nice little unit, that one

jiminlogansquare's picture

I have a good friend and colleague who has never had good stereo sound in his home; I'd like to give him this as a start.

mikerr's picture

This is exactly what I need right now.

Thanks !

tiberius1023's picture

Never seen this before, but sounds great.

onkyo 626

markbrauer's picture

Please change.

capdever's picture

Awesome. I would love to give this a go. I have some other HRT equipment and I'm rather fond of it.

eefymon's picture

Can't wait to try one out!

KDub's picture

Please let me have this. I want it very much thank you.

paugustinos's picture

My rig used to be totally CD based.  Right now I'm working on vinyl.  I think winning this DAC would be the perfect way to balance out retro with modern.

jnani's picture

One day my HRT will come in.

martian's picture

Would quite enjoy an update to my current, very cheap DAC.

ftzoeckler's picture

The HRT MicroStreamer would be Sweet!

king fook's picture

Oh, go on then...

JohnnyR's picture

Send it to me. I'll not go BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!

jpbas1's picture


imanpaul's picture


badboy07's picture

Broke audio/technophile in ever-increasing need of more gear!

chaco1's picture


curly21029's picture

I would love to see how this compares to my AQ D-fly.

quiller's picture


cclragnarok's picture

I can really use one of these things.

noggers's picture

Let me win this little guy.

mojofoto's picture


plasmodium's picture

Yes, please, thanks dudes!

projectc's picture


lenbell's picture

on winning one of these sweepstakes eventually

auee's picture

Will put to good use.

wigglyman's picture


miceblue's picture

won't make a difference next to the ODAC, but sure why not?

tenordrum's picture

Thanks Stereophile and HRT

frost05's picture

Yes indeed.

Soundgood's picture

I would love to have one of these. Thank You!

galiven's picture

Looks like a neat little toy.

Phil Sommers's picture

It would be nice to win.  Thanks.

Erkit's picture

Looks super cool!

gatta's picture

... to there.

kls1955's picture

Would love to win one!smiley

db2523's picture

Gotta get in it to win it!


Huat_Ahh's picture

Would love to have an awesome DAC for mt PC setup. 

techfish's picture

I'll take one! :)

DOSOJOS's picture

I am feeling lucky and this looks like

a great product design.  Sign me up!


arksoundguy's picture

I've been looking to add another decent DAC to my Mac Pro

bplexico's picture


Speakerphile's picture

Sign me up!

destroysall76's picture

I had the privelage to demo the HRT Music Streamer II at a local Head-Fi meet.  I then bought a unit to use as a portable DAC for my laptop and have even bought a few as gifts for a family member or friend.  Their products are amazing and I'm not the only one who can testify to this statement. I would love to own this product.

Pony Coyote's picture

Sign me up!

mikasoma's picture

Looks like a slick mobile component for headphones on the road. Nice to win!

thegrinch1's picture

Such a cool product would be completely out of place at my desk....but I would love one anyway!

Asr's picture

Please enter me, thanks!

Shmoopy's picture

Please, I would like one ever so much.

anjeza1987's picture

Please,give it to me.smiley

LuisR's picture

This would be nice!!

Algee's picture

 Here you

mixpro's picture

Great form factor. Nice component.

giganticnorskie's picture

I am an admirable winner but chance is a cruel bitch. Hooks me up yo'. 

BacHolz's picture

Hoping to help a friend join the realm of digital playback.

Thanks and good luck to all...

stereomag's picture

I certainly can use one!!

Omoses's picture

Hello all! If and when I have the good fortune to have this HRT Dac bequeathed to me, I shall express my sincere gratitude. I am close to completing my custom designed 'diy' 2-channel audiophile system comprised of mini-monitors(vifa-ne+accuton), hypex+mini- dsp based amplifiers, with my source unit being one of my raspberry pi's. The missing link is the DAC, and thus I have an aluminum enclosure ready to serve as the perfect home for the MicroStreamer!! Should I win, I will be happy to provide impressions. Thanks for the opportunity.

mickanger's picture

1 please

billmilosz's picture

Yeah baby!

lmbwave's picture

This would be a great way to introduce my 20-something son to his own high fideltity (and his friends) their way - portable, computer-based, better sound.

mdonohue's picture

My new 'phones would just eat this up!

mrpink44's picture

This looks interesting!

mikepbrowning's picture

That would be a great addition

edterps's picture

I heard this company makes great products.  It would be nice if one could get it and try it for free. That's a great deal.

gacf2008's picture

I think it will sound very good

Shike's picture

Count me in! :D

rocha_celso's picture

I always asked to myself if it wasn't time to get one of these little jewels. Why not getting one for free now ?

asherman's picture

You can never have too many audio toys.

jblackhall's picture

Hope I win!

tromba's picture

This is a great product.

Staxguy's picture

Would love.

Aktiv's picture

For doing this!

rhp1963's picture

It looks interesting

Rolli666's picture

Very good sir.

docwa2000's picture

Can't wait to hook it up and take it for a ride

Isawelvis's picture

Does it come in black?

briabub's picture

winner, winner chicken dinner.

MatthewTLea's picture

Thank you for the giveaways. 

MaxPlanck's picture

It would make me feel so much better. And isn't that what we all want? 

J.Z.'s picture

Pretty please with FLAC files on top?

Cabbagehead's picture

Tomorrow's my birthday...this would be a nice present

jonicont's picture

For travel