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I currently own and use the Topping D10S as a DAC - will 'anything else' give me better performance?

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So I'm currently running apple music on my macbook pro with the apple music 'lossless switcher' - this is great because i can easily connect a 5 meter long USB-C to USB-B cable from my laptop to my Topping D10S which is situated right next to my amplifier, with the analog connections measuring only 30cms or so.

So far? I am really happy with this set up - it's powered by USB and this way i don't need to worry about switching the DAC on and off and the amp has a remote control.

As we all know, the audiophile space has so many DACs around, so many that it can be really confusing to people - my question is this, is there any point in me even looking to a DAC other than this one?

Since I only really need a DAC for USB, i don't even need another way of connecting the source, since for example a PC has HDMI, TOSLINK, and USB, whilst a TV is pretty much always connected via HDMI's eARC protocol these days..

This thing is basically like the Schiit Modi with the benefit of a USB to Toslink/SPDIF bridge.. and based on my research it's sort of slept on by many people? Like the components AND the design is fantastic and the cost is quite low.
 
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The only reason for getting another DAC is its feature set, like volume control, tone controls, EQ. In your case I don't see those needs.
Ah yeah that would come in handy sometimes, although I do find the EQ within apple music more than sufficient to get more out of the listening experience, i really do like toggling between the different EQ settings for different genres... now that I think about it, apple music should make that AND the sample rate switching an automated process.
 

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Pairing my D10s with Schiit Asgard 3 and they sound good :)
 

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