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Looks really interesting. Bluetooth adds even more appeal. Looking forward to detailed reviews and comparisons with previous version and Topping NX4.
The Topping NX4 has the advantage that it is considerably lighter and smaller. That helps on the go.
I think topping has better dac too
Personally I do not need that much high fidelity when I am on the go. I live in a big city, my subway is too loud for any decent listening, even sitting in a biergarten or so does not always give a dead silent background. Therefore for me on the go things have to be small an light. And not bad of course regarding the sound. But for critical listening I prefer my living room and my PC rig. A good sound isolation in the headphones for me is much more important than the background hiss of my amp or the sound stage of the dac.
Yeah, Sabre ES9038 seems better than AKM 4493. It’s more comparable to AKM 4497. Also the SNR and THD seems better on Topping for half the price. Only matter is power. But I can comfortably drive Beyerdynamic DT880 250 Ohm and HD650 which is 300 Ohm, easily with Topping NX4. So I don’t know what the additional power is for.