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D50 alternatives

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I was going to recommend the Topping D70 but it sells for US$499.00.

I found one used for $375.00 and upgraded from the D50.

Maybe you can find one at a good price in China on 11/11 (Singles Day).
 
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Curious why you want to upgrade? the D50 has extremely good measurements.
Not for better sound obviously, but because I had a D30, then bought a D50 because I fund it at 150€ during prime day so it was a good price, but it is somewhat more sensitive to USB noises coming from the desktop PC than the D30 and I have a hiss coming out of my speakers now.

So I want to change it to something else since everything I tried to solve the hiss didn't work and since with d30 the hiss wasn't there I hope that with other DAC, maybe balanced, it won't be there either.

D50s is not a choice due to this. Maybe D70, but are there better alternatives to D70 that I need to know of?
 

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So I want to change it to something else since everything I tried to solve the hiss didn't work and since with d30 the hiss wasn't there I hope that with other DAC, maybe balanced, it won't be there either.
What was wrong with the d30? Seems you created a problem which didn't exist before.
 

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D50s is not a choice due to this. Maybe D70, but are there better alternatives to D70 that I need to know of?
It seems right now the top three DACs all come with a headphone amp. So go for the one with the best feature set for you or wait a few more weeks for the next round of DAC only devices using the latest chips. Check prices on 11/11 and ask Apos to price match the best one.
 
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It seems right now the top three DACs all come with a headphone amp. So go for the one with the best feature set for you or wait a few more weeks for the next round of DAC only devices using the latest chips. Check prices on 11/11 and ask Apos to price match the best one.
Yes exactly I find the last good DACs to also have Amps, so maybe I should wait a bit more for new models
 
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