Topping - DX1

Desktop DAC & Amp

Sale price₹ 8,999 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 9,999

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In case you receive the Topping - DX1 with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

However, if you receive an incorrect / damaged / different product or one with missing accessories, please raise a return request within 24 hours of delivery. In case you receive a product with a missing, incorrect, or faulty accessory, you will be given a replacement accessory instead of the entire product.

Please make sure that the product is in the original packaging with all the accessories it came with. We'll also need an unboxing video and images of the parcel to investigate about the discrepancy. You may be asked to share images of the product and the packaging received for us to determine the damage or defect prior to approving the return request. The free replacement will be shipped only once the original order is returned.

A replacement will be issued only if:

- It is found to be defective
- It is determined that the product was not damaged while in your possession
- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
- The product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)


The Topping - DX1 is eligible for Easy Exchange within 7 days of delivery. Your exchange request will be accepted only once. We want to make sure that you end up with a product that you 100% love.

An exchange will be allowed only if the product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)

You will receive full Store Credit in your Headphone Zone account so that you may choose another product from our website which would be more suited to your needs. Refunds will NOT be possible under our 7 Day Easy Exchange Policy.

Warranty & Services

Don't sweat it, this Topping - DX1 comes with a 1 Year warranty from TOPPING that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about TOPPING's warranty in India.

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Why Topping is Special


Designed in China

Established & Reputed

Trust us, our reputation in the audio world speaks for itself!

This headphone or gear comes from a well-respected brand known for its high-quality audio equipment, so you can be confident in your purchase.

If you see a product marked as “🎖️ Established & Reputed”, it means you're getting a top-tier device from a brand that's earned its stripes in the audio industry.

Revered by Audiophiles

Audiophiles can be really picky and tough to impress and if the audiophile community says something sounds good, you can bet it's great!

This headphone or gear has gained recognition and admiration from audiophiles, who are known for their discerning taste in high-fidelity audio. They appreciate its precision, attention to detail and its ability to deliver an immersive sonic experience.

If you see a product marked as "🙌🏻 Revered by Audiophiles", it means that it meets the highest standards of sound quality and performance, making it a top choice for anyone who values exceptional audio experiences.


A masterpiece from the experts who know audio inside and out!

This headphone or gear is crafted by specialists who know their stuff, ensuring every detail is perfect.

If you see a product marked as “🌟 Specialist”, it means you're choosing a device designed by experts who specialize in creating this specific category of device.

Why we love this DAC/Amp

Value for Money

Great sound always doesn't have to come with a fancy price tag.

Every once in a while we come across a product that give you a lot more value for the price.

If you see products marked as "🥜 Value For Money" you can be sure you're getting a great bang for your buck.

Ideal for Beginners

Lost in the Audio Maze? Let Us Guide Your Beginner Audiophile Journey!

If you are a newcomer in the audio world, this headphone or gear is a stepping stone for those overwhelmed by the plethora of options available.

If you see a product marked with “🌱 Ideal for Beginners," it indicates that this device is perfect for starting your audiophile journey.

Incredibly Popular

Some things deserve all the attention.

This headphone or gear is a crowd favourite, winning over fans everywhere with its undeniable audio quality.

If you see products marked as “🥇 Incredibly Popular”, you’re opting for a tried-and-true choice that’s loved by many, ensuring you're getting something that’s proven to be awesome and widely acclaimed.

Our Team's Favourite

Cause after all, we are audiophiles first!

This headphone or gear has won the hearts of our team, standing out as a top pick among our gurus.

If you see products marked as “💙 Our Team’s Favourite”, you're choosing a product that’s been tested, loved, and enthusiastically recommended by our team, giving you confidence that it’s a standout choice!

For Audiophiles at Home

Cause music hit differently when you are in your own space.

This headphone or gear is perfect for those who demand exceptional sound quality in their personal sanctuary.

If you see products marked as “🏠 For Audiophiles at Home”, get ready to transform your living space into an audiophile's paradise, with rich, immersive sound that makes every listening session a masterpiece.

Connect With Cable

This device comes with multiple connectivity options. Be sure to check if your source and output support these input and output options.

Why it Sounds Amazing

DAC Chip

Know the secret to your pristine audio.

This headphone or gear reveals the secret sauce behind superior audio quality, highlighting the presence of a high-performance DAC chip for pristine sound reproduction.

If you see products marked as “⚙️ DAC Chip”, expect to experience your music with unparalleled clarity, detail, and fidelity, ensuring that every note and nuance is faithfully reproduced for your listening pleasure.

Power Output

When you need that juice to get the best out of your products.

This headphone or gear packs a punch, revealing the product's impressive power output capabilities, ensuring it can handle even the most demanding products with ease.

If you see products marked as “🚀 Power Output”, you're in for a treat with robust performance for driving high-fidelity products without breaking a sweat.

Sampling Rate And Bit Depth

Ever wonder how those ones and zeros on your computer magically transform into the rich melodies that fill your room?

The secret lies in a tiny device called a Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC). Think of it as a translator, taking the digital code of your music and meticulously sculpting it back into a smooth, analog wave that your speakers can understand. But just like a sculptor needs the right tools, achieving audio nirvana with a DAC depends on two key factors: sampling rate and bit depth.

Sampling Rate:

Imagine your favourite song as a complex rollercoaster track. The sampling rate refers to how often the DAC takes measurements of this digital track, measured in kHz (kilohertz) or thousands of times per second. A higher sampling rate, like 96 kHz, is like taking a ton of pictures of the track, capturing every twist and turn with incredible detail. Lower rates, like the standard 44.1 kHz used in CDs, are like taking snapshots at a theme park – fun, but you might miss some of the subtler details that make the ride truly exhilarating.

Bit Depth:

Now, think about the sculptor's tools. Bit depth refers to the precision of each measurement the DAC takes. Imagine the number of colours available to the sculptor. With higher bit depth (e.g., 24 bits compared to 16 bits), each measurement can capture a wider range of values. This allows the DAC to recreate subtler variations in the sound wave, resulting in richer and more nuanced audio. It's like having a broader colour palette for building a more detailed and lifelike sculpture of the sound.

The Topping DX1 is a resilient DAC and Amp that delivers a substantial impact within its compact form. Its size doesn't compromise its potent output and pristine sound quality, all while maintaining an affordable price tag. Few devices can rival the comprehensive offerings of the Topping DX1.


Raghav Somani is the Founder & CEO of Headphone Zone. An avid audiophile and musician since 2008, his choice of headphones include STAX Electrostats, Audeze LCD 3, and for music on the go, the JH Audio Roxanne + Astell&Kern SP1000 is never too far away. On his playlist, you'll find A.R. Rahman, Michael Jackson, and the Eagles.


TOPPING is a well-established brand in the HiFi audio industry. The brand is mainly known for its wide range of desktop audio gears like DACs, AMPs, and all-in-One DAC & Amp devices. TOPPING has released their all-new Desktop DAC & Amp, the TOPPING DX1. It delivers Hi-Res audio with PCM, DSD (Native), and DSD (DoP) decoding capabilities. It also has sufficient power output to drive your headphones and in-ear monitors.




TOPPING has trusted the newest generation of AKM DAC chips for the latest DX1. They have a new AK4493S DAC chip from AKM Technologies that replaces the original AK4493. It’s a 32-Bit DAC that benefits from AKM’s Velvet Sound Technology, delivering a silky smooth sound experience. This premium DAC chip is supported by XMOS XU208, a high-performance 8-core USB receiver that enables high-resolution audio. It is capable of decoding 16bit-32-Bit/44.1kHz-384kHz PCM (Pulse Code Modulation), Native DSD64-DSD256 (Direct Stream Digital), and DoP (DSD Over PCM) DSD64-DSD128 signals via USB connection.



TOPPING has designed the DX1 to be widely compatible with your sources. The best part is that you don’t need any additional power adapter for the DX1. It takes power input directly from the connected source device. DX1 has a wide range of compatibility: Windows 10, 11, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android can be plugged in and played. Only for Windows ASIO applications; there is a need for driver installation and set-up. The USB hardware is based on XMOS XU208 and Thesycon custom driver (applicable to Windows, other systems are free of driver), which is stable and reliable.




The DAC & Amps circuit's components do produce a minimal amount of noise. To reduce the noise introduced by the USB Power, TOPPING has designed a Discrete LNRD "circuit" (Low Noise Reference Driver). The Discrete LNRD circuit filters out the noise and interference of USB 5V power and provides a stable and clean power supply of ultra-low noise reference level for DX1. With this technology, the noise of the DAC part is lower than 2.0uV, and the noise of the AMP part is <1.0uV. Even high-sensitive IEMs will not be bothered by noise. To make the DX1 even more versatile, DX1 has been designed to work effortlessly without requiring an additional power adapter. Only one USB cable can complete the power supply and data transmission.



Don’t get fooled by the compact size and form factor of the DX1. This compact DAC & Amp houses boatloads of power to drive most of your IEMs and even some headphones. With a professionally designed headphone amp architecture, the DX1 has 6.35mm and 3.5mm single-ended outputs with a power output rating of up to 280mW @32Ω of impedance load. TOPPING DX1 offers two gain settings, greatly expanding the range of headphone adaptation. With these gain settings, you can power your in-ear monitors and headphones with aplomb.

1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Topping - DX1 comes with a 1 Year warranty from TOPPING that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about TOPPING's warranty in India.

The Audiophile's Choice For Precision and Accuracy

TOPPING, founded in 2008 and headquartered in Guangzhou, China, is dedicated to creating immersive Hi-Fi experiences with superior performance. Emphasizing research and development (R&D), TOPPING invests in a dedicated department of senior engineers and audiophiles, employing professional audio instruments like the premium audio testers APx555 and APx555B from Audio Precision. Each product undergoes rigorous testing to ensure exceptional parameters and performance, followed by meticulous adjustments for optimal sound quality.

Renowned worldwide, TOPPING's lineup includes products like the A90, D90, A70, and D70 with their DACs and amps being favourites among audiophiles globally. Committed to pushing the boundaries of quality, TOPPING remains true to its mission of delivering unparalleled Hi-Fi experiences.

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"While the soundstage may be slightly smaller than higher-end models, the instrument and vocal placements and imaging are spot on. Overall, the Topping DX1 is a great value for the price."

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Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Shashank Rao (Gandhidham)
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Bang On!
Not at all

I am a professional producer, songwriter, mixing & mastering engineer and I already had a variety of headphone amps & DACs in my personal arsenal.

But this product genuinely blew me away, every review on this online was perfectly accurate and to be honest some of them even undercutting it at times on how much of a little crazy beast this is.

I wanted a DAC specifically WITHOUT any filters, pre-determined EQ curve settings like the one on the ifi UNO for example and was looking for something that just gave me a proper accurate output bypassing all audio through it as a one-stop shop sort of thing and this gets the job done to TOTAL and ABSOLUTE PERFECTION.

Speaking of the headphone AMP however on the unit, this is great for up-to 300 ohm impedance headphones only, my trusty Beyerdynamic DT-880 600 ohm can't be driven fully with the power this provides and obviously it's all any USB DAC/Amp can possibly provide through a USB 3.0 connection - this is why I use the fixed output provided in the back (the RCA output) that bypasses the onboard headphone AMP completely (including the volume knob) to use with my powerful LD Systems HPA-4 Headphone Amp that provides more than enough power to drive much higher impedance headphones.

Overall, this is also so tiny and compact, easy to travel with, the build quality is fantastic, I've never been more happier spending my money on products like this that give me incredible performance without altering the sound in anyway.

Thanks a lot for your detailed and genuine feedback, we're glad that you have such positive thoughts about the product and we'll share your thoughts with the brand as well. It'll also help our fellow customers to make the right choice!

Avijit Roy (Kolkata)
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Bang On!
Not at all
Great DAC

Good sound stage, great clarity, great separation, as good and sometimes better than much more expensive gear.

Hey Avijit, thank you so much for the awesome review!

santhosh selvaraj (Chennai)
Met my expectations

I bought Fiio ka3 before, i was totally disappointed with that because i found my laptop headphones jack did well than that then i returned with DX1. It did drive my headphones very well, but only when it turned fully on so pushed to use this device to extreme but it's sounds very nice

Thanks for the review! I'm glad you found the DX1 to be a good option for driving your headphones.

PRAMOD B J (Bengaluru)
Topping DX1

Wire with gain, that is what this usb dac is.Drives both HD 600 and HD 650 to very loud levels. I use it in high gain, volume knob at 9 0 " clock position, beyond 11 it's unberably loud. What ever sound you hear from earphones/headphones , it's the sound signature of the connected earphones/headphones.HD 650 sounds like HD650 with smooth highs and warm midrange. HD 600 sounds flat , a bit boring.
I did try using with mobile phone, it works fine but drains the battery very quickly, strictly for laptop/ desktop use only.
Thanks to Headphone zone for allowing me to sell few of my pre owned products that helped me to purchase DX1.

Thanks for your review of the Topping DX1 USB DAC! We're glad to hear that it delivers on its promise of delivering a powerful and clear sound quality.

R. (Chennai)
Does what it says

Nice product. No sound colouration. I tried this with laptop and android. Works perfectly. Build quality is great. Sounds great.

Hey Robin, thanks a lot for your amazing review!

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