I joined this forum in February, been keeping an eye on all dac/amps reviewed since and even did a search on previous units reviewed. Based on Amirm's measurements, there isn't anything close to this unit's performance at this price point. I ordered mine as soon as I read the review, should be arriving end of the month hopefully.Are there any competitive products out there with similar performance and price?
Both Amazon DE and Audiophonics sell the unit for €199Where is the best option (beside that French site audiophonics which is more expensive than Amazon) to buy in EU with no fees? Is buying from shenzhenaudio direct a better option, I take it their stuff is shipped from China or do they have an EU shipping hub?
Yes it is, this dac/amp uses Bluetooth 5.0. If you google Topping DX3 Pro+, you can see websites with all the specs.
Thanks Lupin, I see Amazon de is from Shenzhen Audio anyway but if you go their website direct it is 172e with free shipping, both assume coming from China into EU so subject to customs?Both Amazon DE and Audiophonics sell the unit for €199
Audiophonics charges some shipping costs though depending on where it needs to be shipped. In my case it would be €11, not exactly the end of the world and certainly better than importing the unit from outside the EU.
My bad, thought to have read that it is fulfilled by Amazon.Thanks Lupin, I see Amazon de is from Shenzhen Audio anyway but if you go their website direct it is 172e with free shipping, both assume coming from China into EU so subject to customs?
Do you know anything about the spdif receiver on this? I would use this with some old CD seperates and USB. The topping e30 I had was problamatic over spdif with my older CD player's so I sent it back.
Take another look. Apple Music offers much more. Apple Music does do lossless and spatial audio on Android. Google is your friend.OT: Just wanted to mention that Deezer also offers annual plan at the same price. It's premium tire now plays FLAC files. Deezer is better because it offers high quality audio no matter the platform. Apple Music doesn't offer ALAC for Windows nor Android, or perhaps nowadays for Android, not sure, likely not.
Oh right, gotcha.It's only a receiver, not a transmitter.
Thanks @Toku. Very good feedbackDX3 Pro+, which I ordered immediately after seeing the measurement data of amirmn, arrived from Aoshida HiFi and immediately conducted an operation test.
We have conducted continuous playback of files from PCM44.1kHz to 768kHz 16/24/32bit and DSD2.8 to DSD22.5, and a test to switch between these songs at random, but the operation of DX3 Pro+ is extremely stable. There was no problematic behavior.
I tested OPT/COAX using a D10s and a Sony DVD player and it works perfectly fine.
I don't use BT but the connection is smooth. There is no problem with the playback operation.
There was no pop noise when switching songs, switching inputs, or turning the power on and off.
I had predicted some problems with the newly released DX3 Pro+, but from the perfect operation, I think that Topping has done a thorough evaluation test before the release. Chinese products have also evolved considerably.