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TOPPING DX5 Lite! Coming soon!

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Looks like it may be a good deal. It has the ESS 9068AS, and same XU216, all same as non-lite, except for no MQA, according to Apos website. Will be nice if price drops < $300 later in the year.
 

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does the dx5 (therefore hopefully dx5 lite) has separate volume values for headphones and xlrs, or it's another frustration from topping?
 

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About $150 more than the DX3 Pro+. Gives you balanced in/out. Not terrible but not worth it for this user.
 

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I’m always a fan of a balanced option. Boycott MQA!!!
I would boycott Tidal if I could get a Qobuz option on my Tesla screen. JayZ does not need any more money.
 

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About $150 more than the DX3 Pro+. Gives you balanced in/out. Not terrible but not worth it for this user.
It doesn't actually have balanced in, just XLR as opposed to TRS balanced outputs.
It does, IMO at least, look a little prettier, but I'm still gonna save the money and go DX3+ or (SMSL C200)
 

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It doesn't actually have balanced in, just XLR as opposed to TRS balanced outputs.
It does, IMO at least, look a little prettier, but I'm still gonna save the money and go DX3+ (SMSL C200)
Sorry, blonde moment there, I'm actually thinking of the SMSL C200.
I'll get my coat :facepalm:
 

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Sorry, blonde moment there, I'm actually thinking of the SMSL C200.
I'll get my coat :facepalm:
No problem, the c200 does have trs balanced outs, did you mean the headphone connector is not balanced? This is true, but for a $180 DAC hp amp with physical volume knob, it seems like a viable low cost alternative, along with the dx3pro ? A use case I have is using something like one of these primarily as a DAC with pa5 amp, and occasional but not primary hp amp capability.
 

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No problem, the c200 does have trs balanced outs, did you mean the headphone connector is not balanced? This is so true, but for a $180 DAC hp amp with physical volume knob, it seems like a viable low cost alternative, along with the dx3pro ?
Yeah the c200 has balanced TRS output, but neither headphone output is balanced.
I have had the c200 (and dx3 pro +) in my basket on Amazon for about a month and haven't been able to decide on which. This issue with the c200 caused by the static has put me off again. I will be hiding mine away behind a sofa, so looks, displays, volume knobs are not important to me and I will only be using it for headphones, but if it was gonna have it somewhere in view and wanted the option of using it with a power amp as well, I would definitely pay a little more for the c200.
It is regularly reduced by 20% on Amazon as well, so is only £10 more in fact.
 

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Yeah the c200 has balanced TRS output, but neither headphone output is balanced.
I have had the c200 (and dx3 pro +) in my basket on Amazon for about a month and haven't been able to decide on which. This issue with the c200 caused by the static has put me off again. I will be hiding mine away behind a sofa, so looks, displays, volume knobs are not important to me and I will only be using it for headphones, but if it was gonna have it somewhere in view and wanted the option of using it with a power amp as well, I would definitely pay a little more for the c200.
It is regularly reduced by 20% on Amazon as well, so is only £10 more in fact.
FWIW I've been more than happy with my DX3 Pro+. Using optical input for Wiim mini and USB for my PC. Just using it for headphones for now but looking to add some nearfield speakers to my desktop setup too. I can reach volume knob from my chair so I don't use the remote.
 

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Weird since I thought the ES9068AS chip from ESS had MQA decoding capabilities built-in...
 

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DX5 450 usd (review)
DX5 Lite 350 usd

Same specs, just MQA less for -100 usd. Very nice!
 

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Must be good it has two! Hi res stickers.
One says "Hi res audio wireless" so you can listen to MQA over bluetooth for that double-lossy quality!
 

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FWIW I've been more than happy with my DX3 Pro+. Using optical input for Wiim mini and USB for my PC. Just using it for headphones for now but looking to add some nearfield speakers to my desktop setup too. I can reach volume knob from my chair so I don't use the remote.
Thank you. I'm sure I'll be more than happy with it also, as at the minute I'm using a pair of budget Bluetooth noise cancelling headphones, so looking to get a DAC/hp amp and a pair of Sennheiser HD560s. This will be first experience of proper headphones + amp.
How is the remote control if you have to use it? The remote I have for my SMSL DO100 is quite poor and needs to be basically within arm's reach of the device anyway.
 

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How is the remote control if you have to use it? The remote I have for my SMSL DO100 is quite poor and needs to be basically within arm's reach of the device anyway.
It's the RC-15A, same as the one supplied with the E30 DAC. On that, the range is ok but you have to be pretty much facing the display; more than about 20 degrees out and it'll ignore you. I have my DAC at an angle so I can use it when I'm lying on the bed.
 
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