DAC Comparison

Marantz HD-DAC1 vs Topping D90 MQA

Marantz HD-DAC1

The Marantz HD-DAC1 is a stylish compact DAC and headphone amp that comes with USB and analog 3.5mm in. Though it does not have the best specs when it comes to audio decoding capabilities, it's a great sounding device.

$799.00 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

3.5mm

Coaxial S/PDIF

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-A

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

24 bit / 192 kHz

32 bit / 768 kHz

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz

DAC Chip

Cirrus Logic CS4398

Portability
Wireless

Bluetooth

Bluetooth Codecs

AAC

aptX

aptX HD

aptX LL

LDAC

SBC

Reviews

Recommended

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

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