Is the topping E30 better than the D30?
The vocal range is slightly more liquid with the E30, while the treble range is a touch more smoothed over when compared to the D30 Pro’s more honest presentation. The soundstage on both DACs seems to be equally wide, while the E30 seems a bit more expansive.
Can topping E30 play MQA?
Topping E30 II also features a Direct DSD mode that allows the DSD signals to be decoded directly without any oversampling. It also supports MQA decoding. The best part here is that all three inputs, USB, Optical, and Coaxial support MQA signal decoding.
Does topping E30 need an amp?
The E30 is not a very expensive DAC and yet offers a lot of versatility with USB, coax and optical inputs, alongside the RCA left and right channel outputs. It also has a pre-amp mode that will work with active speakers and power amps where the remote will allow you to adjust the volume.