TOPPING D90 vs TOPPING D70s Comparison Chart

With the newly released TOPPING D70s DAC now on the market, we have made a side-by-side comparison to the well-received TOPPING D90 DAC for you to check out in our latest comparison chart! Below you can find specs and influencer reviews in the TOPPING D90 vs. TOPPING D70s Comparison Chart...enjoy!




$749.99 USD (Standard)

$849.99 USD (MQA)

$649.99 USD


1.77 x 8.74 x 6.3 (in)

4.5 x 22.2 x 16 (cm)

9.8 x 7.6 x 1.9 (in)

25 x 19.5 x 5 (cm)


6.6 (lbs)

2.9 (kg)

4.1 (lbs)

1.9 (kg)

D/A Chip

AKM AK4499

AKM AK4497 (2x)


  • USB
  • Optical
  • Coaxial SPDIF
  • Bluetooth
  • MQA (MQA Version only)
  • USB
  • Optical
  • Coaxial
  • AES
  • IIS
  • Bluetooth


  • Balanced XLR
  • Single Ended RCA
  • Balanced XLR
  • Single Ended RCA


  • aptX HD
  • LDAC
  • 5.0
  • LDAC
  • 5.0

USB Interface

  • XMOS XU208 (Standard)
  • XMOS XU216 (MQA)
  • XMOS XU216

Sampling Rates

USB: PCM up to 32bit,768kHz / Native DSD up to DSD512 / DSD DoP up to DSD256

IIS: PCM up to 32bit,768kHz / DSD up to DSD512

Coaxial, Optical, AES: PCM up to 24bit 192kHz

USB: 44.1 kHz – 768 kHz / 16 Bit – 32 Bit; DSD64–DSD51(Native); DSD64–DSD256 (Dop); MQA: 44.1kHz-384kHz/16bit-32bit 

IIS: PCM up to 44.1kHz-768kHz/16bit-32bit and DSD: DSD64-DSD512 (native)

Coaxial, Optical, AES: 44.1kHz–192 kHz/16 Bit–32 Bit

Dynamic Range

  • 128 dB
  • 124 dB (RCA)
  • 127 (XLR)

Influencer Sound Opinion

D90 is fast, articulate and it hits like a train when it's needed. It doesn’t roll-off sub-bass information and my usual pugilist music as electronica and rock started throwing punches at me, I finally felt a crazy amount of energy and impact. Finally, I can listen to my rock without feeling that something is missing from my music. In this respect, D90 is sounding like a grown-up, balls to the wall DAC with authority has its chin up and knows to impress a music aficionado like myself. Finally, an AKM based DAC with a slam, speed, and impact, the end must be near for sure.

—Sandu Vitalie,

“As you see, the max output nicely exceeds the nominal 4 volts that we measure at and used to be standard. This extra headroom comes in handy when you have room equalization or an amplifier that runs better at a lower gain. The sum of relative noise and distortion is superb.

We are talking about such low levels of noise here that just sitting there performance rankings can change. And some of noise is actually contributed by my audio analyzer.

You can see that the unit can be comfortably used at top tier performance from 2.5 volts to 4 volts and beyond.

Dynamic range is of course exceptional. You could play at 120 dBSPL and still have the noise floor be below threshold of hearing! One minute you are hearing nothing but silence and another, your life comes to an end on those 120 dBSPL peaks!”

—Amir, Audio Science Review

Influencer Conclusion

“I am not that easily impressed when it comes to audio sources, I evaluated more than 20 audio sources last year and out of all of those, probably only 3 of them created goosebump moments for me. D90 is sounding easily in the top 3 DACs I tested at my place at any price point. It sounds so familiar and yet so different compared to other delta-sigma designs that I don’t know how to start this evaluation….Any music I would play, D90 would always unfold it like candy in front of me. It grew on me because I can now listen to even too-crowded and up-front music with ease, D90 makes that a lot more approachable, I can chew that pill much easier, I’m again impressed.”

—Sandu Vitalie,

“My definition of “giant killer” is this: if the overall performance is close enough in every single category, then for me it makes more sense to purchase the less expensive unit. That's why I call it “giant killer” ...that's why giant killers can be a $300 or $1,000 DAC, it doesn't matter, the price because if a $300

DAC performance is close enough to a $1,000 DAC, that as far as I'm concerned is called a “giant killer.” This TOPPING D90 is a giant killer.”

—Thomas & Stereo

“Another stellar DAC is released by Topping in the form of D70s giving us another option to purchase. Instrument grade performance is provided. Yes, our tests are so good that even in best of the best we can expose a few tiny rough corners. But in the larger picture it is hard to hold back anything but top praise for this level of engineering.

It is my pleasure to highly recommend the Topping D70s.”

—Amir, Audio Science Review

Apos Audio Customer Reviews

Take a look at the community reviews: TOPPING D90 DAC

Take a look at the community reviews:  TOPPING D70s DAC

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