Hello, I’m in the market for buying a DAC and some monitors. I’ve settled on some Adam T5V or MR624 but I also would like a DAC. From research I stumbled upon the D10. Are there any other good DAC worth the money ?
There is the upcoming topping e30 which looks pretty nice, the d10 is a solid pick (as long as it’s a legit one). The smsl m100 is pretty great for the price. I think the zen dac is nice, although warmer colored than the other dacs (but also has a pre out and balanced so that’s cool).
For this price it’s else Topping D10 or Khadas Tone Board. If you want a DAC in nice metal box then definitely D10. If you want to go for best performance and you don’t even mind exposed board laying on your table… Khadas Tone Board.
Thank you, I’ll decide between the E30 and D10+Big Knob Passive.
Topping E30 is the latest DAC launched this week
I would wait on an ol dac, apparently jds labs have a matching atom dac that should be pretty sweet in the works (apparently)
Have you received your E30 yet?
I have some quick impressions for once since I figured people will ask from this post and a few more below it
Thanx MON, missed that one
A year ago I emailed JDS inquiring about any used stock and they sold me an OL DAC w/ optical for $70 that had been a return. Original buyer claimed it wasn’t working but they tested and everything is fine, and gave me the 2 year warranty. So if you’re looking for a bargain on a good DAC sometimes emailing US vendors like JDS or Schiit might yield a good deal, even warrantied.
Gonna be an awesome DAC in an ugly plastic case! Lol
Lol at least it will stack nicely (hopefully)
+1 D10 I threw a burson v5i-d in mine and it’s hard to find much wrong with it. I found it to be nicer than a D30.
Yes, the V5i really does some things right, I can only agree.
Had it in the Fostex Hp A3 and then it was audibly different.More details, a little more bass, better mids, the finish was also a little better.
In terms of price performance, it is a good op amp. The 627 also does a lot of things right.
I still gave the Fostex here, and kept it op amp, if you can get something similar again. My plan is to get a Questyle cma400 i. I also tested the Vivid V6 but didn’t find it so great, for jazz and classical but not for the rest, I thought it was too discolored.
But I think it depends a lot on the device, because I had read the opposite again. From the balance, the Op627 and the V5i are an increase if a 2134 is installed, although the Sparkos are certainly a little bit better.