Topping G5 DAC/Amp Review - Linearity KING

Overall Score 85/100
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Roughly a year ago, we tested a Topping NX7 portable headphone amp which we raved & complained about. While it functioned well as a headphone amp, we lamented its lack of versatility, as it required an external DAC or USB dongle for optimal results. This limitation made it impractical to carry three devices, filling up valuable pocket space. We hoped Topping would use our constructive feedback as fuel, developing a portable DAC/amp combo that would address our concerns, and sure enough, a year later they came back with a bang, releasing a G5 pocket rocket that costs a reasonable $299. In this video review, we’ll dive in and explore its capabilities in the usual fashion.

Overall score 85/100

Value 95/100
Power Output 72/100
Resolution 92/100
Dynamics 80/100
Frequency Response 93/100
Stage Size 74/100
Build Quality 87/100
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