Excerpt: Meet the latest of NuForce's audiophile-grade audio devices, the Cube . No this is not the Allspark in disguise, and although it looks cute, it'll tear your ears apart with room filling sound. What is it? The Cube is first and foremost a portable speaker designed to serve up big audio despite its tiny size. If that's not enough, the Cube is also an all-in-one portable speaker, headphone amp and at your computer desk it serves you as a USB DAC.
Conclusion: While higher quality and similarly-priced portable DAC’s do exist (the uDAC-2 is a good example), we can’t think of any others that come packaged with a respectable sounding speaker and quality headphone amplifier in such a tidy little package. NuForce’s Cube, for now, is a unique little product that we’re happy to recommend to those travelers and outdoorsy types (or anyone else for that matter) that need a compact, great sounding speaker solution that can pull off more...
Pros: Clean, distortion-free sound, Tiny footprint, Quality DAC built in, Decent headphone amp, 8-10 hour battery life
Cons: Lack of low frequencies, Won’t improve sound of iDevices