Are topping DACs any good?
Absolutely clean and transparent sound quality with plenty of detail. Bluetooth 5.0 input accepts AAC, aptX HD, and LDAC codecs. Some of the best-measured performance of any DAC I have reviewed. DAC can decode almost any bitrate and format.
Is the Topping E30 worth it?
The E30 is more than acceptably built for the asking price and there’s no escaping that it is an unexpectedly convenient device to live with. The remote control, as well as offering volume, can switch between inputs, change the filters, put the E30 in standby and, if you are using it as a preamp, stick it line level.
What does a Topping E30 do?
Measuring just 125x90x32mm, the Topping E30 is a tiny outboard DAC/preamplifier capable of handling digital media up to 32-bit, 768kHz PCM and DSD512. It uses the well respected Asahi Kasei AK4493 digital converter chip and has USB, coaxial and optical inputs, plus a set of variable analogue outputs.