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Naim Audio ND5 XS

Naim Audio ND5 XS
alaScore 93

12 reviews

May, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Naim Audio ND5 XS. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and reliability, whereas many are negative about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Naim Audio ND5 XS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Naim ND5 XS 2 review


What Hi-Fi? Awards 2021 winner. This network streamer is a sterling piece of hi-fi kit

Detailed and insightful ; Expressive and rhythmically on point ; Lots of features and connections

No display screen

It may not be much to look at, but the Naim ND5 XS 2 focuses on class-leading sound over aesthetic gimmicks

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Naim ND5 XS review


Best streamer £2000+, Awards 2016. A must-audition if you're after a high-end streamer that can do it all

Stunningly clear, precise and insightful sound quality ; Sturdy build and design ; Excellent specification ; Easy to use

Power supply upgrades aren’t cheap

A fully featured, insightful and captivating streamer that does it all – one of the best high-end streamers we’ve ever tested

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Hi-Fi Choice (

Expert Review


Its ability to cope with 24-bit/192kHz streams future-proofs it for some considerable time and allows the lovers of hi-res to pursue their studio-master fix. The n-Stream app adds all the convenience to the package for which one could ask. In an...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Gordon Brockhouse (SoundStageSimplifi)

Naim Audio ND5 XS 2 Network Music Player


From the foregoing, it should be clear that Naim Audio's ND5 XS 2 network streamer delivers the sonic goods. I enjoyed its wonderfully open, spacious sound and its excellent dynamics, the latter simultaneously fast and rounded. The ND5 XS 2 sounded...

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : AVForums (

Naim ND5 XS


Superb sound quality with huge detail and excellent bass, Comprehensive functionality, Very solid build, Upgradeable

Some limits to soundstage, Power supply is a significant cost, No shortage of competition

The Naim UnitiLite managed a Reference Status badge in Naim’s inaugural review on AVForums - some months later, I still cannot think of either a single box or collection of electronics I would recommend to somebody in place of it. Against this...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Geert Fauvart (

Review: Naim ND5 XS


Een merk dat al snel inzag dat streaming een gigantisch potentieel biedt voor hoogwaardige muziekweergave, is het Britse Naim. De ND5 XS hun instapper, al is die term toch wat oneerbiedig voor een toestel van dit kaliber.

Drie-in-één (DAC, netwerkspeler en optionele radio) ; Quasi perfect geluid ; Gebruiksgemak ; Uitstekende app ; Flexibiliteit

Geen USB-poort achteraan

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Ralph Werner (

Naim ND5 XS


In den letzten Jahren hat Naim Audio seinen Fundus an Digitalgerätschaften recht kräftig ausgebaut, und ich rede dabei nicht von CD-Playern, derer es vier im Portfolio hat, sondern von den „modernen Sachen“ wie D/A-Wandler (siehe fairaudio-Test),...

Gut verarbeitet, einfach zu bedienen und mit einem Klangbild gesegnet, dass zwar nicht jeder Anlagenkonstellation und nicht jedem Hörgeschmack entgegenkommen wird, aber doch vielen – so kam Naims Netzwerkplayer ND5 XS bei mir an.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Stereoplay (

Naim Audio ND5 XS


Als zeer goed! De Naim Audio ND5 XS wordt door testredacteuren gezien als één van de betere Media spelers. Door de wijze waarop de expertscore berekent, haalt maar een beperkt deel van de producten een score van 7,5 of hoger. De Naim...

Opwindende muzikaliteit; Gebruiksgemak; Twee-in-één (DAC en netwerkspeler)

GeenUSB-poort achteraan

Jan, 2012

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Demo Naim NDS, NDX en ND5XS bij Studio Wilbert


Geplaatst op 12 mei 2012 | 4 reactiesHifi Studio Wilbert mocht als één van de eerste Naim verwelkomen (Latham) om een demo te geven van de Naim NDS: de nieuwe high-end streamer....

Naim laat bij de demo horen hoe goed streaming kan zijn: soepel, stressloos, natuurlijk. Vinylfanaten zullen de high-res weergave zonder twijfel waarderen. De NDS heeft namelijk een souplesse en luchtigheid die erg aan een goede platenspeler doet...

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Apr, 2016

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