NSFW Topping E30 vs. A Pee-Pee

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  1. ChaChaRealSmooth

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    The narrative for Topping on ASR is well-established, and almost everyone knows ASR's MO: moar measurements = betterer. In that regard, I felt the only fair way to evaluate the Topping E30 was to evaluate it against something that I really feel measures very well: my penis. How will my penis fair against the E30, which is considered a top-tier measurement DAC?

    Sonics

    One particular area where I love my penis is that its transients can vary to fit your mood and energy levels perfectly. You can have very hard-hitting, fast transients with ample decay, slow transients when you really want to savor every hit, etc etc. No other DAC can match my penis's transient performance, period. This includes the well-measuring Topping, which unfortunately falls short of this regard (but that's okay, since my penis is a very high standard to try to match).

    And boy, in terms of dynamics and slam, my penis is just so far ahead of anything I've heard that frankly, I'm shocked that no one has come up with anything that can match it. Despite measuring up on the numbers, the E30 does NOT hold a candle to my penis here; my penis just knows exactly when to back off, when to hit hard, how to bring nuance, and how to bring those sweeping dynamic changes. It's the reason why I've never thought to change my penis for anything.

    Unfortunately for the well-measuring E30, this narrative continues when talking about resolve. With my penis, I can feel every nook and groove, and the sensation of using it is just frankly unmatched. The Topping, while it is okay-ish here, just doesn't convey the same depth of information. This is puzzling since the noise floor is so low on the Topping!

    In terms of timbre and tonality, the E30 is an AKM DAC. Has the velvet sound, somewhat airy, etc. The bass is a tad indistinct, and the mids are alright considering AKM. However, whenever I use my penis, it always produces the most lifelike sounds where I could swear that I was in the same room as the sounds happening. In that regard, it crushes every DAC that I've heard, so again, maybe I should give the Topping a pass. After all, it's such a high bar in order to compare.

    The stage on the E30 isn't bad, but unlike my penis, it just can't put me in the settings my penis can where I'm just absolutely immersed in the environment. Sorry Topping, a complete loss here since all the E30 manages to do is put me in the stage; no other way to put it. And it's still a no-contest on imaging; with my penis I just know where every little wrinkle is. I don't get that sensation from the Topping.

    Example song:


    This song has a driving beat and benefits greatly from fast transients. My penis just makes this song better with its amazing ability to match this; I can just really feel how it hits every note with its great sense of PRaT. And the resolve really comes to its own here, really allowing me to really have a feeling of every note.

    With the Topping, it's not bad, but it just falls behind. The velvet texture, the inability to really convey the transients like my penis just makes it boring in comparison.

    Conclusion

    One of the most telling aspects of how good something is is how long you hold onto it without selling or changing it. My penis has been with me close to 30 years, and honestly, in that whole time I just couldn't help but love it so much that I take it literally everywhere I go. Unfortunately, the E30, despite amazing measurements, does not give me this kind of feeling. Thus, I will not be replacing my penis with the E30, and advise members here to also stick with your penis.
     
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    I guess the million dollar question is: How well can the Pee-Pee drive the HD650? and when can we expect to see this hi-fidelity "Pee Pee" for SBAF loaner? Any warm-up time for this to perform optimally? Not sure if it'll synergize well with my current rig (frankly, I'm a bit confused how it'll connect to my system), but I'm always open to exploring new things and expand my horizon.
     
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    I'm no expert, but something like this:
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    Looks like atomicbob will have his hands full with measuring this beast
     
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    Does this support DLSS?
     
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    There are no pics of the DAC "My Penis" so I almost have the urge to dislike. Please update this thread with side by side pics (make sure it's warmed up) or send me a PM for proof.
     
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    @ChaChaRealSmooth, could you provide us with a detailed comparison between these two devices in respect of how they are connected to the ground? I assume your penis has a ground lug to dissipate any static electricity that may build up if you handle it, but what about the E30?

    ;)
     
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    What about system synergy? Which systems do you feel your device pairs better with?
     
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    I can think of a few synergies for mine. Especially for office setups.
     
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    So, if I understood correctly, @ChaChaRealSmooth compared them on the courtesy of apple to apple. This means he hooked up his own p-device with Pi2aes for this review -- likely via coax spdif. Right? What a courage :eek:.. for the science!

    Nevertheless, I can defend Topping E30 for the two strengths below:
    • Social safeness: E30 can be de-activated without much trouble when we should avoid awkward situations.
    • Cost efficiency: IMHO E30 might be way more energy-efficient. No idea how Chacha's would perform, but my p-sth should feed with wine, beef, and vegetables to get it right. Annual operating costs easily exceed E30's product price by tens of times. :(
     
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    The real question is whether the Pee-Pee DAC would top the chart below:

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    @ChaChaRealSmooth Have you noticed the soundstage on your penis getting smaller when it's cold?
     
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    Bigger penis is a happier mindset after all.
     
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    We'll have to get the two dick guy in here to review the balanced topping dacs.
     
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