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Topping NX2 Portable DAC/Amp Impressions Thread

Discussion in 'Portable Headphone Amps' started by mrjoshua, Mar 8, 2015.
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  1. Mellowship
    Sorry, got confused. Ment to say the other way around. The d3 is more expensive!
  2. Sam Wayne
    Hello ,
    Can anybody please tell me if topping NX2s suffers from EM interference or RF interference as I intend to use it as a DAC or Amp with my phone. I have heard complaints from users regarding this.
  3. niknik
  4. Mellowship
    Some users complained of EMI/RFI noise with the Topping range. Maybe that. But the NX2 is such a great DAC Amp... I guess the NX2s is better, or at least as good. And with such competitive prices, and such a good quality, it's a no brainer.
  5. peter123
    Tbh I find the DAC section in the NX2 to be be pretty underwhelming, maybe others have found the same??
  6. Podster
    But the amp section is sweet and the form factor is a perfect size. Recently bought the NX1s which updated the EMI/RFI issue from the original 1. The NX1 has a nice form factor as well but still love my NX2, as an amp it's underated and as Peter said the DAC section probably does not help.
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  7. niknik
    How is the NX1s compared to the amp section in NX2?
  8. peter123
    Yeah, I totally agree : as an amp it's really nice.
  9. Podster
    I can't really hear a difference myself, it's a little smaller than the NX2 and I imagine that is because there is no DAC section required. Casing is thicker I believe as well. Can't lose with either IMO, got the NX1s in silver this time and have it strappes to my C3.
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  10. peter123
    How's battery life on the 1s compared to the original 1?
  11. Podster
    Excellent Peter, IMHO one of the strengths of the Topping portables. Now mind you I only have something close to 37 hours off and on but it's still on my original full charge! Like my original 1 and 2 their posted run time is conservative but remember I don't run anything wide open.
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  12. peter123
    Thanks Tim!
  13. RyanM
    I agree, the DAC sounds much worse than any source DAC I use with the NX2. This includes all the iPhones and I devices (which I suppose makes sense) and the Dell XPS 13 laptop. Most definitely the AP60 MKii which is far and away the best of my devices in terms of sound quality. The DAC onboard for the NX2 has zero oomph and presents a very thin and clinical sound with an unimpressive stage. If that’s anyone’s cup of tea, I’m not trying to judge however, but I prefer a more musical sound with layering and separation, etc.
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  14. peter123
    Yes, this is exactly my experience as well.
  15. Weebs
    So is the verdict to go with the NX1s since it is an "improved" version of their portable headphone amp and the DAC in the NX2 I probably won't see improvement over my iPhone 6S DAC?
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