This is the official thread for the Topping D10s
This thread is for discussion and reviews.
- USB in, coax and toslink out, rca line out
- ES9038Q2M, 32/384:
- Refresh for D10
Analog + Digital output
Wonder when zeos will get one.
Measures better than the D10, as good as the E30 for 30$ less, even.
It’s ess vs akm, so it comes down to preference and pairing I would say
Please don’t choose one over the other because there’s a 10dB difference of distortion when your ears were bleeding “30dB ago”.
I’m thinking of replacing my E10K with a DAC that will nicely stack with the Liquid Spark, both in terms of sound and physically since I plan to get one of those acrylic tower thingies and put them on my desk.
I’m thinking the D10s would be my best bet since the E30 is a warmer DAC and the Liquid Spark is also a warm Amp and I’m not necessarily looking for a very warm sound (choose the LS to pair with my now deceased DT880). The headphone I will mainly use are the HE400i (2020).
The D10s costs €100, the E30 costs €139, so the D10s is also significantly cheaper. Should I still choose the E30 over the D10s or are there other DACs I should take into consideration?
(No Drop, because Europe and customs and delivery and all that)
Another option would be the FX-audio DAC-X6 MK II which has Bluetooth which would be really nice to have. However if the sound is significantly worse than the D10s I prefer to lose Bluetooth over sound quality.
I’m getting some noise from my PC USB port, if I go USB from PC to D10s to optical out to my main DAC, would it degrade sound quality?