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Topping G5 Review (Portable DAC & HP Amp)

Rate this DAC & HP Amp

  • 1. Poor (headless panther)

    Votes: 9 3.1%
  • 2. Not terrible (postman panther)

    Votes: 18 6.1%
  • 3. Fine (happy panther)

    Votes: 59 20.0%
  • 4. Great (golfing panther)

    Votes: 209 70.8%

  • Total voters
    295

PGAMiami

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I had a failure of the USB connectors on my G5, the DAC connection started to randomly disconnect and the charger connection broke into the G5. Fortunately I had purchased the unit from Headphones.com. They promptly send me a replacement and a return label, and within 48 hr I was back up an running with a new unit. They said this was their first failure. The new one sounds as great as the one that failed.
 
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antikryst

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can someone confirm if the G5 charges via a high wattage power delivery charger? my main charger is a 65 watt PD charger... just wanted to know if it charges using these kind of chargers.
 

PGAMiami

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It absolutely will if the charger in question supports legacy charging protocols like Apple 2.4A or DCP 1.5A in addition to new standards like Power Delivery.
Every charger is different. The question is impossible to answer with a straight Yes or No.
@antikryst
I haven’t found a charger in my home that doesn’t charge it including some higher wattage ones
 

antikryst

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I haven’t found a charger in my home that doesn’t charge it including some higher wattage ones

thats why im asking. lots of conflicting information. waiting for my local reseller to get stock and i reserved one already.
 

arrow0309

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It absolutely will if the charger in question supports legacy charging protocols like Apple 2.4A or DCP 1.5A in addition to new standards like Power Delivery.
Every charger is different. The question is impossible to answer with a straight Yes or No.
@antikryst
I agree, I'm using my S22 Ultra charger, a 65W GaN USB C Charger 3-Port, PPS Compact Fast Charger and it's working just fine.
It supports USB PD 3.0/2.0, QC 3.0/2.0, PPS, AFC, FCP etc multiple charging protocols.
But it ain't charge fast.
 

Orfik

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I had one of these. It was nice, very clean output and good power but I traded it for a Cayin RU6 which is a lot more enjoyable to listen to as long as you're only using IEMs and low impedance headphones.

Can't go wrong with the Topping, though.
 

antikryst

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ok so i got my G5. i can confirm it works on my 65W GAN PD charger. charges 7 watts on the USB C port (maxes out at 65w) and 7w on the USB A port of the same charger (maxes out at 15 i think).

i cant get it to work on UAPP on my galaxy A33 though. just keeps pausing the song on USB. no issues with my OnePlus 8 pro. any special settings for UAPP on a samsung to make it work?

UPDATE: got it working on my samsung.. had to go to USB tweaks.. check force 1 packet per transfer
 
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antikryst

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I had one of these. It was nice, very clean output and good power but I traded it for a Cayin RU6 which is a lot more enjoyable to listen to as long as you're only using IEMs and low impedance headphones.

Can't go wrong with the Topping, though.

i was also curious about that and almost got it. but i just got the topping instead so i have a portable option for full size cans.. i can just use my other dongles for my IEMs.
 
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