- May 11, 2022
I like my SMSL DO100/Topping L50 combo. I've now had it for a little over two months. It fits my needs well. I use them mostly with my Sundara headphones and the L50 drives them well. If I had harder to drive headphones I might opt for the A30Pro, but I've heard that amp gets quite hot; the L50 is mildly warm. With a flip of a switch on the L50 I can switch from headphones to my desktop speakers (via L50's pass-through). I keep the volume on the L50 at max and adjust volume for both headphones and desktop speakers via the volume knob on the DO100 (or via the DO100 remote). The implementation works well.Have you happened to get one of these?
Also I'm looking for the same DAC+AMP combo, please share your experience so far
My ONLY grip is that the DO100 has an auto-mute function which seems to have no purpose. Essentially, the dac shuts down if there's no signal from the left channel. This could be a problem for certain passages of music, though I haven't experienced this shutdown while playing music. Where it affects me is when calibrating my desktop speakers using REW. The dac shuts off (not power, but dac functionality) when calibrating just the right channel. I can get around this problem by turning the dac off and back on for each right channel measurement. But it's a PITA. However, despite this problem I'm keeping the DO100.