Head Gear Reviews by lycos
  1. Topping D90SE MQA ES9038PRO DAC

    4.00 star(s)
    Background: Few months ago, Topping discontinued their popular D90 dac and replaced it with D90SE with ES9038PRO chip – instead of AK4499. I have read a lot of good reviews on D90 but I have not had a chance to audition it. So, when @Loquah (Passion for Sound) offered to loan the newer D90SE to Patreon members as part of APOS product tour, I quickly said yes. In particular, I was keen to compare D90SE with other dacs I own: Denafrips Ares 2 and Bifrost 2 – which are also within the same under $1k price bracket. For this test, my audio chain is...