DAC Comparison

FiiO K5PRO vs Topping D90 MQA

FiiO K5PRO

The K5PRO is a compact, desktop DAC/headphone amp combo by FiiO. It features the leading AK4493 DAC chip with a wide variety of inputs and outputs to create a great value proposition.

$149.99 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
Power

AC 115v

AC 230v

Input/Output
Inputs

Coaxial S/PDIF

RCA

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-B

Coaxial S/PDIF

IIS

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-B

XLR 3-Pin AES-EBU

Outputs

¼ inch

RCA

Balanced 3-pin XLR

RCA

Audio
Sample Rate

32 bit / 768 kHz

32 bit / 768 kHz

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz

DAC Chip

AKM AK4493

Output Power
  • 1.5 amp at 32 Ω
Portability
Wireless

Bluetooth

Bluetooth Codecs

AAC

aptX

aptX HD

aptX LL

LDAC

SBC

Reviews

In that regard, and in the context of a budget product that is designed reasonably well, I am going to recommend the Fiio K5 Pro.

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

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