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Topping NX2S DAC/Amp

Topping NX2S DAC/Amp

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Hope to see this drop again
I would have liked the 3.5mm cables to have an L-connector so it doesn't stick out so much and is less likely to break something. I hate having something sticking out of my phone when I carry it around, to many things have broken that way and it takes more space.
Can you clear up for me the following I have been told that this model dac/amp is ineffective with iOS devices like an iPhone 7 I was ready to make a purchase of this item a month ago and began looking at other similar products user friendly with my iphone Roland
So i just got my NX2S and when connected to iphone via included lightning to micro USB cable, iPhone shows error that it draws too much power How do i make it work?
mahee
Those of you with the issue 'Bravo HD FW Update' or NX2S not detected, its because unit's firmware is lost(probly because of zero battery) Topping suggested to try below, which resolved my issue Download firmware from this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/33jbiwsaxzkr73d/fix.zip?dl=0 Connect NX2s to your PC Turn NX2S on Run NX4_USB(SA9226)_161215.exe, do nothing but click Write EEPROM and wait for finish Turn off NX2s and turn it back on
Does anyone know if Sailfish OS supports USB dacs?(for thos of you who don't know what SFOS is: a GNU/Linux smartphone os)
NuForce uDAC-3 DAC/Amp Combo or this one? Mostly used with my MBP and AKG M220. Thanks!
is this product worth buying??? and what are the exact features???
smeetdattani
If I said Yes would you buy it?
Planning to buy this dac, I have never bought a dac before so I don't know which one I need to buy that will fit my use. I have headphones not expensive more then 120$, my main use is music from dextop computer and sometimes from my galaxy S6. I use mp3 320KBPS, I can get all my music on flac from the cd's I own.
So would you recommend this dac as first one? If not what would you recommend for me?
I have never owned a dac or an amp, so I know nothing about them.
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adartzivion
Schiit fulla 2
iFi audio makes quality gear. I use their nano iDSD Black Label since it handles very sensitive IEMs very well and doesn't introduce noise/hiss into the music. It also powers my full size cans and planars with ease and supports every boutique file format you could think of as well as MQA: https://ifi-audio.com/portfolio-view/nano-idsd-bl/.
Planning to upgrade to the Micro Black Label once my 6XX/58X get here in the mail.
would you recommend it for using with galaxy s6 and dextop pc?
I have akg m220 and Senhhiezer urbanite
What do you guys listen to through the phone? Is it like spotify or something?
kornyken
I, personally, just sync ALAC files through iTunes.
kornyken
flacs and sadly some mp3s (there were no flac versions available and i only realized it after i bought them) i store localy.
I'm looking at both this and the XDuoo XD-05. Can someone give me their opinion of one versus the ? (Or any other portablt dac/amps in the $100-200 range) I have both the sennheiser 6XX and the AKG K7XX
TableSinceDay1
I Looked through both of these and decided to buy a Topping NX4 DSD. Seemed like a good buy at $159. There are not many reviews available online, but seemed like a risk worth taking as NX4 has good reviews, and this is one of very few implementations of ES9038 I could find. Maybe some fine folk on Massdrop would have their experiences to share.
IPhone 7 user here. Perhaps someone can explain why I would need a DAC/Amp that a directly connected set of headphones can’t provide? And is there a benefit to users of Bluetooth headphones? Thanks!
glennac
The dac/amp would enhance the music or help you with those that are considered hard to drive headphones, and no this will not help with bluetooth, so if you are using earpods this will in no way help
glennac
First of all, you aren't directly connecting a set of 3.5mm headphones to your iPhone 7. You'd be using the Lighting adapter plug. The Lightning to 3.5 mm adapter has a DAC and headphone amp inside it.
If you aren't able to drive low sensitivity or high impedance headphones with the Lightning to 3.5mm adapter, a separate amp would help. That's generally the main practical benefit, most other advantages people would point out about an upgraded DAC/AMP (better sound quality, better stereo separation/imaging, better instrument separation, etc), are subjective.
Bluetooth headphones contain a DAC/amp of their own which processes the digital sound stream from the bluetooth chip, and generally can't use an external analog source (some cheaper models do have 3.5mm inputs, but I wouldn't pair them with an external DAC/amp).
Mine already stopped working with my phone
Having the same issue with it not showing up anymore and being listed as "Bravo HD FW Update". if anyone has a fix that would be awesome but doesn't work anymore now.
Planning on buying an LG V20 or V30 soon. Both of which have quad DAC in them already. Will that effect any aspect of using this DAC/Amp?
LackadaisicalLemur
No. I've used multiple external DACs with my LG V series phone. I don't have this specific DAC though.
Anyone try this with a Pixel 2? I got about 1 day of use with my MacBook Air and my iPhone 7 before it stopped working with either. Just switched to the Pixel 2 and I can't even get it to recognize. I've read about the Player Pro app, but that wouldn't help if I were using a streaming service like Pandora, right?
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EliJaffa
thought pixel 2 already has an excellent DAC, no?
Those of you with the issue 'Bravo HD FW Update' or NX2S not detected, its because unit's firmware is lost(probly because of zero battery)
Topping suggested to try below, which resolved my issue Download firmware from this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/33jbiwsaxzkr73d/fix.zip?dl=0
Connect NX2s to your PC Turn NX2S on Run NX4_USB(SA9226)_161215.exe, do nothing but click Write EEPROM and wait for finish Turn off NX2s and turn it back on
How good are these for sennheiser hd6xx
eric21
Insufficient, the power output would not drive the 6xx very well considering they're 300ohms. If the cans were 32ohms, you'd be able to get the power, but beyond that the specifications are dubious.
eric21
The specs state " Suitable headphone impedance: 16–300 ohms", so I don't see why it wouldn't work. I attempted to calculate the max volume and came up with ~108.7dB (in comparison something like the Magni would get a bit over 120dB) so you should be good there unless you want to listening to them really loud.
Seems like this amp has so many issues. Any opinions on The NX4?
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It’s on Amazon now for $109. And has all Five Star Ratings
MusicLover
I purchased the Nx4 on Amazon. Sounds great and big improvemen using The supplied lighting cable
had mine a few days, wont connect to PC or iPhone anymore. Worked great the first day.
Just got mine from last drop. While I'm overall impresses with quality and sq, I cannot recommend this. Only two days in and I'm noticing issues with popping and dc. The dac has a very sensitive USB slot and can disconnect if unsettled. Overall unhappy with the quality of the connectors.
Will it charge through the audio usb input also?
Planning to pair this with my laptop, Note 8 and Sennheiser HD6xx. Will this be alright??
I'm not looking for anything expensive and this price point is perfect for me.
Thanks in advance!
How does this compare with the creative blaster E5?
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Oh okay, what would you say has a better value for the money though? I'm looking for a portable amp that's good for the money.
Ultramabi
Well it depends on what your looking for. If all you want is a DAC/amp then this is half the price. But if you want Bluetooth and other similar features, go with it. I have the E5 personally and love it, but this is a very purpose built device and has a good reputation.
May i know how is this compare to the fiio q1 mark 2?
ClementCsy
I now have both. Just got the nx2s a couple days ago and haven't had a chance to do a ton of comparisons. I'm building a dap out of an old Samsung avant (android 4.2.2) that won't recognize the mk2 unless I'm using a dedicated music app such as hubby. You see, while I do have a fairly extensive .flax library, I also want to be able to use spotify to find new music. I love the discover weekly feature. When I get home tonight I can go into further detail about why the mk2 doesn't work with older android but for now; initial impressions are that the fiio has a leaner, but more punchy bass and sounds more natural through the mods and highs. Partly could be what I'm listening to them both on so when I have more time this evening I will do some comparisons with different files, genres and headphones. So far the nx2s has only been used with some budget iems, thinksound rain3 and mee m6pro. The mee's tend to me unnatural in the mids/highs anyways. I will say the nx2s, despite what I have said, does sound pretty great on .flac of dave brubeck's take 5. It has tons of open space and you just kind of feel like you're sitting right there. On the other hand gorillaz Plastic Beach [whole album] sounded a little robotic and harsh at times. Will update further.
5 hours battery when used as a DAC. Normal for portable DACs?
Did anyone join this drop with an estimated delivery date of November 3, 2017? I did not get my unit and there is no update on it.
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Yah but for me it's looking like it will take a week!
Waffleb051
Got mine today.
Does anyone know of a dongle for iPod classic 5th Gen to use this with the DAC for the NX2s, or if it is even possible for the NX2S to recognize the iPod.
I have what might be a dumb comparison request. This vs the Fiio E17K. I like the E17K but its a bit large and bulky compared to the NX1s I purchased here and although the NX2s is about twice as long its still smaller than the Fiio. That tiny NX1s pared with the Shanling M1 make a great tiny combination. I'm thinking that perhaps adding the DAC functionality while still maintaining a small package size would be a better portable solution than the E17K for use with my Android phone or tablet. If I want something a bit bigger and more powerful I already have a Xduoo XD-05 (which I happily use with my computer) and I'm thinking of getting rid of the E17K but then I'm worried I'll find I'm missing a lightweight portable solution. The Xduoo sure isn't a stick it in my shirt pocket solution.
Looking up info on NX2s, it appears to use a SYBASONIC SA9226 DAC chip. Does anyone have info on this DAC? Is it really better than a cell phone DAC? BTW, the SA9226 spec says it handles 32-bit bit-depth, but that would be implemented with supporting circuitry, correct?
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how is it not audiophile quality?
stalepie
Other than making a signal louder, how does this improve sound quality? Would you please explain your definition of "audiophile quality"?