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.]

Wanderlust2000's picture

Its cool that a company can be so diverse as to enter into the Formula One championship, AND make audio components!

It looks like theyve pulled out of F1 to concentrate on audio.....prob a good choice ;)

Although, Ferrari does 'make' headphones....

ThanatosOfOne's picture

Please let me win this...

jahill18's picture

I will win.

olin's picture


IgAK's picture

Comment left, send it, right?

tompe301's picture

So small. So light. What a prize!

tunedtovinyl's picture

Has anyone heard one or used on?  On paper this looks like a great little DAC.  I must admit though I was fairly under whelmed by the Audioquest Dragonfly that I borrowed from a friend.  It seemed noisy.  At first I thought it was my computer but I have a really nice Alienware that has never once given me a moment for pause.  I was just as happy with the sound coming from the headphone jack on it than I was the little DAC.  The Microstreamer may just be the right one.

mak7-61's picture

thanks for the chance.

xridel's picture

It'd be great at work

BayouSteve's picture

Would really like to own an HRT product!

guitarist9273's picture

I would love to win this.

gmurray618's picture

this looks like just thething I`ve been looking for to make mylife complete.  

Eidolonsix's picture

I am DACed out!!!

Mitchellman1's picture

Would love it.

ongtru's picture

This would be perfect for my dorm use.

the dog's picture

the Dog could use some streamer in his life & a nap...

JoeE SP9's picture

Would be nice to have.

BlueSteelAudio's picture

Anyone tried this with multiple BA IEMs? 

amoore's picture

Very interested in comparing with my Apogee Duet which is great.

Downforce's picture

this one is at the top of my short list, thank you Stereophile!

simpsonjp's picture

I am a dreamer for a Streamer!

Thank you, Thank you very much !

PurestAV's picture

Pick me please!

corrective_unconscious's picture

Do you look for unintentionally duplicate entries before the drawing, and would one be disqualifying? (It would be the same moniker/registration.)

Can't remember if I already did this one...and there's quite a few pages.

Obviously I'd like this to be my entry.

Merck's picture

I really could use the upgrade.

dmineard HT's picture

I would use this to copy my many LPs.  Retiree without much $$$$ but lots of time to listen and copy LP's.

audiojohn's picture

H-R-T  P-L-E-A-S-E!

Rodulrich's picture


willdao's picture

Wow, I actually need one right now!

thewhoking's picture

Would love one of these babies!

redles's picture

Really could use a portable DAC at work.

georghem's picture

That is all.

gandalfsr's picture

I would be happy just to be able to borrow this and return it after a few days, as I have never had the opportunity to experience how much or how well a DAC improves the sound.  Getting a DAC for myself is on my "wish list" so being able to try one out would at least get me started in the right direction on what kind or type DAC I should get.

QandA's picture


olin's picture

Yes please

jpb4321's picture

I'll be here, waiting patiently. :)

Hi-Reality's picture

It would be great to write a review about it.

Psychedelicious's picture

Fingers crossed this time is the lucky one.

hifial's picture

What a great prize to win.

DJ Solar Bear's picture

Please and thank-you.

cpoole17's picture

Please please!

ChrisS's picture

No, no, no, Microstreaming! Much better!

smgear's picture

Great piece of kit!  thanks for the chance..

bball3748's picture

This would be perfect to use at work and home.  It's so small that I could just put it in my pocket and carry it around with me

ddharman's picture

Very nice!

WillWeber's picture

to win this.

stereoGoodness's picture


speedle's picture

Yes, I think it's high time I won something!

Bombatta's picture

It is my turn to win this prize!

jeffstake's picture

thanks again

Mullet's picture


t22456's picture

I love DAC's!

0r161nal's picture

I-HRT-Microstreamers's picture

I've listened to the HRT MicroStreamer on a few occasions and it is a fantastic device with killer sound and second to none ergodynamics.  I would LOVE to get my hands on one.  Please let me be lucky today.





Ah $%&*!  I'm Canadian.  Friggin' rules say that I'm not allowed to play despite the fact that I have been reading Stereophile on subscription for the last 4 years.  Come on guys.  .. I'll pay for the shipping if I win, just let me have a chance.

aw's picture

I'd love to win this. 

sokmavr's picture

Thanks for the chance!

I realised that I cannot participate as I 'm from Greece.
Good luck to everyone else!

zaustin3's picture

This would be me first separate USB DAC.

EdogCO's picture

I'd LOVE one!

cdxskier's picture

Yes please!

molecool's picture

Would be my first DAC; everybody starts somewhere!