DAC Comparison

AudioQuest DragonFly Red vs Topping D90 MQA

AudioQuest DragonFly Red

DragonFly Red combines significantly improved performance over the DragonFly Black with still exceptional value. The high-performance ESS 9016 chip in Red employ minimum-phase filtering for naturally detailed sound.

$199.95 MSRP

Topping D90 MQA

One of the top-of-the-line Topping DACs with support for balanced outputs, Bluetooth including LDAC and aptX codecs, and high resolution DSD512 and up to 32/768 PCM audio. Unlike the regular D90, this variant has support for the MQA codec.

$799.00 MSRP
Features
Input/Output
Inputs

USB-A

Coaxial S/PDIF

IIS

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-B

XLR 3-Pin AES-EBU

Outputs

3.5mm

Balanced 3-pin XLR

RCA

Output Voltage

2.1 volt

Audio
Sample Rate

24 bit / 96 kHz

32 bit / 768 kHz

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz

DAC Chip

ESS 9016 32 bit with minimum-phase fast roll-off filter

Portability
Wireless

Bluetooth

Bluetooth Codecs

AAC

aptX

aptX HD

aptX LL

LDAC

SBC

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The Topping D90 produces lowest noise and distortion [of the] 220 DACs [I've] tested so far.

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