For January we have a special 'shootout' coming.
I had not anticipated this, but, we have BOTH versions of the TOPPING E70 en route for review. The first version is built around the ESS 9028PRO. The second version is the more expensive 'VELVET' version, built around the latest AK4499EX DAC.
They are presumably the same DAC with different conversion engines. Both are engineered for maximum SINAD performance. This much we know already, and I am positive these both will shine on the test bench.
But how do they sound?
And considering the AK version costs around $100 more, is it worth the premium? Coming very very soon to Euphonic Review!