- Feb 28, 2010
I too had them at the same time. The Soloist 3 had depth: could deep into space. The Topping A90 was clear & smooth but altogether flat. The tonal qualities of the Burson was more organic. Strings were metal in a wooden box. Breath of wind instruments felt like human breath.Interesting.
I had the A90 and the Soloist side by side and what I noticed was the A90 pushed all the scene to the front. It made some things more noticeable, but the lack of depth was a problem for me. The Soloist had all the details (mind you, this is using the same Composer dac) and a bigger soundstage with more depth in my opinion.
To me the difference wasn't even subtle.