Topping - DX1

Desktop DAC & Amp

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Chi-Fi
Excellence

1 Year of
Warranty

Ideal for Audiophiles

These DAC & Amps are designed for discerning music lovers. If audio quality is important to you, a set of DAC & Amps like these would be ideal.


You can expect these DAC & Amps to present you with a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these DAC & Amps is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision.


These DAC & Amps deliver a spacious & open soundstage that makes you feel you are sitting at a live concert. Experience the magic and delve into pure sonic tranquility!


Ideal for
Desktop Use

AKM AK4493S
DAC Chip

Pair with Laptop via USB

A majority of people use a laptop as the primary source device to listen to music or watch movies. Since the laptop is an essential part of the audio chain there are headphones and devices designed to work a laptop or computer system flawlessly. With the availability of USB connectivity, it becomes easier to pair various devices like an Amp, DAC or even headphones without worrying about drivers or any additional piece of software.


Connect With
USB

280mW x 2 @ 32Ω
Power Output

Volume Controls

If your DAC & Amps include volume controls or volume rockers, you can easily change the volume with a button press or volume knob turn.


DAC & Amps that have volume controls make its operation incredibly simple; turn up the volume on your smartphone or your source devices and then change the volume on DAC & Amps to the desired level.


This design feature allows you to have complete control over the desired volume according to your listening preferences.


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

About RAGHAV SOMANI

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 PRESENTS THE ALL-NEW AND HIGHLY DEPENDABLE DAC & AMP - THE DX1

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.
DX1

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FEATURES AK4493S DAC CHIP FUSED WITH XMOS XU208 FOR HI-RES DIGITAL AUDIO DECODING

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.

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TURN YOUR DEVICES INTO HI-FI SOURCES WITHOUT ANY HASSLE

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.

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DISCRETE LNRD CIRCUIT FOR A JITTER-FREE AUDIO EXPERIENCE

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.

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SMALL IN SIZE WITH MASSIVE POWER AND TWO-LEVEL GAIN SETTINGS

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.

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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.

Prime-Audio

"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

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Shashank Rao (Gandhidham)
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THE BEST 9000 BUCKS I HAVE SPENT IN MY LIFE!

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!

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Avijit Roy (Kolkata)
Design and Comfort:
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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!

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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.

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NAJ (Pune)
Topping DX1

Topping DX1 affordable DAC is recommended by HDph Zone with 5 ⭐️ . Purchased it for a desk top setup.
Using it with Spotify and Active monitor set up. Highs are quite crisp and also with good mid range performance . Bass is ok but could be the limitations of the Active speaker pair. It sounds very good for the price and even exceeds in overall performance. There are always some audiophile moments during critical listening sessions. A good buy especially if one is looking for an affordable Chi-Fi DAC. Won’t disappoint.

Hey there,

We really appreciate the genuine feedback! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Your review will definitely help fellow audiophiles to make an informed decision.

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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.