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Topping D70s vs SMSL SU-9

tonimccloud

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Hi everyone, I'm also trying to find a good dac that works ok with my burson conductor 160d amp (and lsa hp2 ultra headphones). And I don't know which one to purchase: smsl su-9, topping d70s mqa or Gustard x16. I've tried with ifi zen signature v2 and sound was very very good for me, but I need bt and optical input. Any suggestions? Regards
 

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Hi everyone, I'm also trying to find a good dac that works ok with my burson conductor 160d amp (and lsa hp2 ultra headphones). And I don't know which one to purchase: smsl su-9, topping d70s mqa or Gustard x16. I've tried with ifi zen signature v2 and sound was very very good for me, but I need bt and optical input. Any suggestions? Regards
I don't know about the connectivity of the Gustard and SU-9, but the Topping has Bluetooth and optical, and sounds very good. I have had mine for a while, and really like it.
 

alpha_logic

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Hi everyone, I'm also trying to find a good dac that works ok with my burson conductor 160d amp (and lsa hp2 ultra headphones). And I don't know which one to purchase: smsl su-9, topping d70s mqa or Gustard x16. I've tried with ifi zen signature v2 and sound was very very good for me, but I need bt and optical input. Any suggestions? Regards
I have the Topping D70s, and I bought it because vs the other Dacs mentioned, and some others in the sub 1000 pricerange, the D70s has the cleanest design: High capacitance, High quality caps, short signal paths, and an excellent power supply. Oh - and a dual mono design - two AKM 4497 chips, as opposed to just one ES9038PRO on the SU-9 , the Gustard also being a dual-mono design.
 

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Topping d70s is better dac than those mentioned, that is fact. It works with linux plug and play, no need for new drivers or anything. I use it with volumio (linux), it is flawless. On the other hand i had problems with win 10. So topping on linux gets my recommendation.
 
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