1. Apos Audio

    Apos Audio's 2021 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales

    Apos' 2021 Black Friday Week Deals are up. See all deals here: (Edit: Added updated information) We want to share a preview of whats coming for the audio community from Apos starting Monday, Nov 22, 12am PT. We'll also...
  2. Topping A30 Pro

    Topping A30 Pro

    Power, performance, and practical new features Boasting six times the power, double the inputs, and massive gains in SNR and THD+N over the original (not to mention some practical new features), the A30 Pro is an excellent choice for the modern music lover looking for an amp that can do it all...
  3. Apos Audio

    Apos Audio's First Sales Event of the 2021 Holiday Season

    We are excited to share our first Holiday Sales Event for 2021 with the Head-Fi community. Apos' first sales event will start on November 11, 2021 at 12am PT. Community members can see what deals will be there on this Google Doc we created. You can also head to our blog post to learn more...
  4. escalibur

    Topping L50 (6.35mm, XLR, 3.5W@16Ω, pass through) - Hit or miss?

    Topping has released new L50 amp. ASR has reviewed it. According to measurements it should be a very solid amp. Chart compared to it's sister models:
  5. Topping D90SE MQA ES9038PRO DAC

    Topping D90SE MQA ES9038PRO DAC

    Features ESS ES9038 PRO DAC chip, MQA decoding with USB, coaxial, optical, and AES inputs Get bit-perfect audio playback without distortion or jitter. The XMOS 16-core XU216 microcontroller converts the highest quality digital files to analog voltage without the timing deviations that cause...
  6. unconfortablynumb

    Topping A50S issue: shuts down on high volume???

    So, I noticed a problem with my Topping A50S: when using a 4,4mm-to-3,5mm adapter in the balanced jack, my A50S shuts down with a loud crackling sound at high volume when playing songs dominant in the treble range. I am using it with a FiiO k3 DAC and Beyerdymic DT1990 Pro headphones. Has...
  7. A

    <$1000 DAC+Amp combo for Hifiman Arya?

    I just upgraded from my 2013 Hifiman HE-400s to Hifiman Aryas. I'm currently using an old Schiit Modi 2+Magni 2 stack. While my Arya is loud enough on these (with the volume knob turned very high), I understand the headphone benefits from more power. I would have gotten a Schiit...
  8. Topping x Shenzhenaudio EX5

    Topping x Shenzhenaudio EX5

    Features: Dual ESS ES9038Q2M SABRE HIFI DAC Chips Support DSD512 Native and PCM 768kHz MQA Full Decoding via USB 2nd Generation 16 Core XMOS XU216 Bluetooth 5.0 LDAC transmission THD+N as low as 0.00010% 4-PIN-XLR and 6.35mm Headphone Output 1300mW X2 Output Power Less than 0.1 ohm Output...
  9. F

    Final showdown: FiiO K5 Pro vs Topping L30(but without DAC) which would sound better?

    So after almost a month of owning my Beyerdynamic DT 990 pro and trying to figure out which amp to go for, here is what I've narrowed it down to, and I don't wish to consider any other option but these two given my budget, availability where I live and all my past research. Which of these do...
  10. shenzhenaudio

    Mid-Year Sales reaches at SHENZHENAUDIO

    Mid-Year Sales approaches, and the best deal reaches SHENZHENAUDIO, you can spend a pleasant shopping carnival week from June 21st to 25th. For providing our customers a worry-free shopping experience, a 30-day price guarantee showing up, that you guys can purchase now and get a...
  11. shenzhenaudio

    New arrivals season for SMSL, TOPPING, and MOONDROP

    Manufacturers have traditionally targeted the mid-year for new product launches, and SMSL, TOPPING, and MOONDROP are no exception. So let's take a look in our crystal ball and preview what's coming. 1st SMSL has established a solid reputation for providing music lovers with the best value and...
  12. B

    Hifiman Arya Amp/Dac pairing >$750

    Hi All, I've just received my new Aryas about 3 days ago and I am already absolutely loving it, most definitely the endgame for me since I do not like the idea of collecting multiple headphones. Here is my situation now, I always hear that the Aryas scale well with more and better...
  13. shenzhenaudio

    TOPPING unveiled a brand new setup -A30PRO & D30PRO

    It has been nearly a month since the ASR Forum posted both reviews. Yes, A30PRO (pricing US$349.99) and D30PRO (pricing US$399.99) are approaching eventually! The released time is at 10 am March 8(UTC+8), meanwhile, the specific parameters will be public! Welcome to purchase yours at...
  14. M

    Topping A90/D90 stack vs Topping DX7 Pro

    Hi guys, my name is Martin and I have a massive issue, I spend too much on audio gear. Jokes aside, I absolutely love my Primare SPA23 and my BD32 along with my Tannoy DC1 Sensys and Triangle Altair Nemos but I mostly work during the night and cannot blast speakers since my gf is asleep. I...
  15. shenzhenaudio

    TOPPING Pre90 & Ext90 launched

    TOPPING has released the Pre90 preamplifier & Ext90 input extender today, priced at US$599.99 and US$249.99 separately. Let's take a first look! The abundant port interfaces. TOPPING gives detailed descriptions before purchasing. Read the parameters here: If there are no reviews for...
  16. shenzhenaudio


    With the shopping festival approaches, SHENZHENAUDIO brings the biggest deal among this year! Most of the products enjoy a 15% discount, including TOPPING, SMSL, MOONDROP, Kinera, TANCHJIM, Gustard, XDuoo, KZ, and other brands in great demand! This shopping festival lasts for 2days, from 00:00...
  17. Audio46

    NEW: Ultrasone, Effect Audio, and More

    Audio46 is an Authorized Dealer of all the brands we carry We've got the limited edition Ultrasone Edition 15 Veritas as well as... Effect Audio AKA Balance Adapter for Astell & Kern CODE 51 Grandioso Virtuoso Maestro (See Effect Audio Collection for everything) TOPPING D90 DX7s E30 NX4...
  18. A

    DT 1990 - What amp/dac combo to get?

    Hi ya’ll I was wondering, would the DT 1990 work well with the monolith thx 788? If you guys have, how is your experience thus far? What other amp/dac combos or stacks would you suggest? Tube amps will they work well with them? Will mainly use these while listening to music, gaming and movies...
  19. Topping A90

    Topping A90

    The A90 is an ultra-high-performance headphone amp that can also work as a pre-amp. It comes with three gain settings and has great performance numbers including <0.00006% THD+N, 145dB DNR, <0.2uVrms Noise, < 0.1-ohm output impedance, and 7200mW x 2 max output power. The A90 comes equipped...
  20. Topping D90

    Topping D90

    Topping D90 Topping D90 is a new balanced flagship DAC by Topping, built around the latest Asahi Kasei Microdevices flagship DAC / AMP chip, AKM AK4499EQ. It is also equipped with the second generation XMOS XU208 USB interface chip, the AKM AK4118 S/PDIF receiver chip and the CPLD programmable...
  21. H

    Topping NX4 DSD or iFi Hip-dac ?

    I need a portable DAC/AMP to use with my Hifi-man 400i, Sennheiser 598 and Senn 650 (soon to buy). I was advised to buy iFi Hip-dac Portable DAC Headphone Amp, but a few users say sound is warm and it doesn’t go well with headphones that have already warm sound signature like Senn...
  22. Topping E30 Desktop DAC

    Topping E30 Desktop DAC

    The E30 is a small form factor DAC / Pre-Amp based on the AK4493 with USB, optical, and coaxial inputs.
  23. shenzhenaudio


    The latest headphone amp of TOPPING, named A90! The official said it will be announced in early May! Like almost TOPPING fans, we also extremely look forward to its arrival and wanna know what a big surprise/hearing-feast it can bring us when it matches with the D90 or D90 MQA! Let's have a...
  24. shenzhenaudio

    TOPPING D90 MQA ---AK4499 AK4118 Full Balanced DAC Bluetooth 5.0

    High-Quality Chips: AK4499 is AKM's flagship model. With current output architecture and 4-channel design. The D90 MQA parallels the channels of the AK4499 in pairs for better performance. High-Resolution Music: With the support of AK4499 and XMOS XU216. D90 MQA can support 32bit768kHz and...
  25. Topping D10 DAC

    Topping D10 DAC

    Ideal for pairing with a headphone amplifier or power amplifiers, the compact Topping D10 DAC is sure to significantly improve the sound quality of your audio system. It features the well-regarded ESS ES9018K2M DAC chip, an XMOS XU208 USB interface, and a Thesycon custom driver. It can play PCM...