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Reddit mentions of Topping MX3 Built-in Bluetooth Receiver DAC Headphome Amp Digital Amplifier (Black)

Sentiment score: 15
Reddit mentions: 30

We found 30 Reddit mentions of Topping MX3 Built-in Bluetooth Receiver DAC Headphome Amp Digital Amplifier (Black). Here are the top ones.

Topping MX3 Built-in Bluetooth Receiver DAC Headphome Amp Digital Amplifier (Black)
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  • You can connect Bluetooth input by closing to the NFC label
  • MX3 will turn on and turn off synchronize with your digital signal inputs(This function does not supported for AUX input)
  • Selectable Bypass/Treble and Bass tone control
  • Auto On/Off function for all digital inputs except AUX
  • Adjustable screen brightness
Height1.968503935 Inches
Length6.299212592 Inches
Release dateSeptember 2018
Weight1.1 Pounds
Width5.511811018 Inches

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Found 30 comments on Topping MX3 Built-in Bluetooth Receiver DAC Headphome Amp Digital Amplifier (Black):

u/polypeptide147 · 7 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

You mentioned that you want to upgrade at some point. The way to do that would be with passive speakers and an amp.

First, the amp. The Topping MX3 will do the trick for you.

Next, a subwoofer. The Dayton SUB1200 is the go-to budget subwoofer.

You're left with around $350 for speakers. There are quite a few options. I'll highlight a few.

Elac Debut B6.2. These have a decent amount of bass and overall a neutral sound.

Ascend CBM-170. These are just a tad on the bright side. The midrange is great on them though.

HSU HB-1 MK2. A super fun speaker in my opinion. They're very neutral speakers. The bass is fast and punchy, and the top end has that sparkle that a lot of people look for.

Wharfedale Diamond 225. These speakers are very warm and easy to listen to. They have a soft dome tweeter that is very relaxed. You get all the detail of any of the other speakers, but it is just a bit recessed. I love these speakers for their midrange. It is so sweet and warm. It just pills you in and is super relaxing. Vocals sound especially fantastic.

That should be a good start!

u/sharkamino · 5 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Yes, the Micca, SMSL, and Dayton subwoofer (not so much Monoprice) setups are common around here.

3.5mm analog out may be fine. If you have hiss or humming noise, then add a USB DAC.

Other amp options:

u/brazen8 · 3 pointsr/ZReviews

Have you looked into the Sabaj A4 - £119.99?

Z Review - Sabaj A4 Desktop Amp (Remote, BT, DAC)

Or the Topping MX3 - £99.99?

Z Review - Topping MX3 [ Desktop Budget KING!]


Edit: or yet another option for just a basic single input: SMSL SA-50 - £57.99

u/Aco2504 · 3 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

If you're spending that much on your amp so you have a dedicated subwoofer output, don't bother. Just use high level inputs on your subwoofer.

Go with the Topping MX3 instead. Will save you $50.

Spend more on quality bookshelves. Go for Micca RB42 and forget the subwoofer. That's the ultimate in compact, good quality sound.

Plus, that Dayton is kinda "meh." Is a good budget subwoofer, but not actually that great. Get bookshelves with good extension.

RB42 link.


If you need to cheapen a little on the amp, that's fine.

u/XylefMTG · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

I'm new to this hobby & Just made my first purchases:

Headphone - Argon MK3

Amp - Emotiva BasX A-100


If my budget was $400, I'd get the Topping MX3 for desktop all-in-one DAC/AMP for $130


Then I'd pour the rest of that money into headphones and/or desktop speakers:

Massdrop Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee - $160

That would leave you with some speaker $$$$ left over for your desk, or just use up the rest on a better set of headphones.

If this has been helpful, I'd be glad to list a few more headphones I'd consider with the rest of your (nearly) $300

Researching this stuff has been a blast. DM me if you wanna chat about it more.

Good luck!

u/GeneralDouglasMac · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Options for the 650 are fairly wide open as it is driven pretty easily.

From a $45 dac amp that is the sleeper king of budget setups: https://drop.com/buy/fx-audio-dac-x6#overview

to a Schitt Stack (modi/magni) or JDS Labs (Ol Dac/Atom Amp) for around $200

Topping Mx3 for about $130 for a great combined unit that allows for future expansion to speakers too.

and very much beyond in prices well above several thousands of dollars

If none of those tickel your fancy you'll probably get a more varied response from r/HeadphoneAdvice

But before you do; make sure you know a few things first:

What type of connections you want (USB, RCA, Optical), where you are located, where you can buy from, and your budget.

I answered with amps/dacs that won't break the bank, preform pretty good, and fit with the mid-fi level of your headphones.

u/iHateJimbo · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Okay, just making sure there wasn't some technical reason that you needed a discrete card.

If you're just used to them from building PC's years ago, it's different now. The only discrete sound cards I know of are the SoundBlaster AE-7 / AE-9 and the Nu Audio from EVGA. Supposedly they're both really good, but if you have a GPU they'll probably get in the way of airflow. (Unless it's water cooled)

If you just want a better option than your on-board sound, look into some DAC/Amp combos as well.

Mayflower Arc

Topping MX3

SoundblasterX G6

and a cheap but very effective option. I used this one to drive my 6xx's for a while. Was surprised how good it was compared to the price. Would reccommend.

u/jammininmypjs · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Pyle tends to be discouraged here

Topping or SMLS will be your best bet for mini amp brands



Topping MX3 also on sale here

Remote Ability Add On would allow you to add a universal remote to your current setup (from what I understand)

Or a PreAmp like this

Chromecast Audio would let you add wireless streaming to an amp without bluetooth

If you dont mind something larger, an AVR receiver like this or this will be your best option

Sidebar suggestions

u/Zeeall · 2 pointsr/audiophile


I'd say that Kantos subwoofers are too small for your needs.

Or this:



Those Wharfedale speakers are AMAZING for the price. If i where you I'd jump on it before the sale ends. Better than the Kantos and Fluance.

u/LoveOfProfit · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

You should give us a hint of your budget.

If you get some Micca MB42x and pair it with a cheap amp such as this SMSL 36 for $50 you'll be in a good spot for under $150.

If you want a subwoofer, the infinity reference r10 is on sale currently for $120 (down from $400 MSRP). You just need to combine it with a different amp that can feed a signal to it such as the Topping MX3

u/homeboi808 · 2 pointsr/audiophile

You will need a power amplifier, a pre-amplifier, a DAC, a Bluetooth receiver, and a phono preamplifier if you’re turntable doesn’t already have one.

Most people get an all-in-one unit, unless you need a phono preamp, this Denon should do nicely. For slightly cheaper, and 2.1 only, the Topping MX3 would work, again with no phono preamplifier.

u/finster009 · 2 pointsr/LS50

That receiver doesn’t have a DAC it seems. If you don’t need AM/FM and want connectivity options, something like the Topping MX3 would work well, especially on a desk.

Topping MX3 Built-in Bluetooth Receiver DAC Headphome Amp Digital Amplifier (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075SYC4Z5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_kzxvDb7D3TBA9

Otherwise, I’d go with a cheap Denon or Yamaha over the Sony.


u/AdolfThePuddieCat · 1 pointr/audiophile

Hello I'm really thinking of buying this, but I live in Australia and since I'm new to audio, amps dacs etc. I don't know weather or not to buy a special type of adapter because I don't know wether or not a normal one(US Plug to AU Converter) would not let it perform / function correctly. Just looking for advice to point me in the right direction. Also sorry if this is a dumb question just wanna be sure before I buy it.

u/antonbruckner · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

This amp was suggested to me, because it has a headphone out. Otherwise I was going to go with the Micca origain.

My issue if I choose the former is deciding what device to plug into which port. For instance, I could do

  1. MacBook via headphone/RCA cable or bluetooth
  2. PS4 via optical
  3. Nintendo Switch via USB (I think it supports this)

    Of course a more integrated solution would be to take all the HDMI inputs from the devices and feed them through an AV receiver, but those are enormous and expensive for what I am looking for. I also considered getting an HDMI splitter with an optical out that I could send to the amp, but that just seems like an unnecessary piece of equipment.
u/Hemb · 1 pointr/audiophile

Ok, couple things.

First, looks like speakers are included. I don't know these speakers, so I can't comment on their quality. But if your current speakers still work and use regular speakers wire, then you could just keep those. Of course, it's always nice to get nicer speakers; but you don't need new speakers to get sound going.

Now the amp itself will work, and has the CD built in. However, it only has one RCA input (that is the "line" input). You can hook up only one thing to it; so a record player would fill it up.

One other thing to consider is if you will eventually want a subwoofer. The amp you linked has no sub out, so no subwoofer. This is a preference thing, but a lot of people like subwoofers.

And now the record player. They need a special piece called a phono pre-amp. Some record players come with them built in, some don't. You would hook record player to phono pre-amp, and plug the phono pre-amp to the amp. Both using RCA cables. Also some amps come with a "phono in" input, which has the phono pre-amp built in.

Now, that setup will work. But there are other options. If you want my personal opinion, I would say get a decent cheap amp, and a separate cd player. Then save up money to get speakers as good as I can afford. That will give you a good base to build off of. Then you can add the record player (and phono pre-amp) later. You can upgrade the amp or the CD players also, if you think you need to, without replacing the rest of the setup.

I'm afraid I don't have exact amp recommendations, but SMSL and Topping are pretty common cheap amps. This Topping one has gotten good reviews, but I can't say much since I have heard it: https://www.amazon.com/Topping-MX3-Bluetooth-Headphome-Amplifier/dp/B075SYC4Z5/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=topping+amp&qid=1555784891&s=gateway&sr=8-3

That amp has a subwoofer out, but still just one input. Some amps have more inputs, but generally you want a receiver. Here is an example of a cheap stereo receiver with several inputs: https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/yamrs202bl/yamaha-r-s202-2-ch-x-100-watts-natural-sound-stereo-receiver/1.html

That receiver does not have a sub out. Both of those amps are just ones I've seen others talk about, I haven't heard them. But hopefully this gives you an idea of what you're looking for.

One other consideration is digital inputs, but you never mentioned a computer or anything so I don't think you'll need to worry about them.

Sorry for the wall of text, I hope.its.helpful! Gotta run now, but definitely look around r/budgetaudiophile, they are always talking about and comparing cheap components.

u/sspaladin28 · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Here's a link to the mx3

Topping MX3 Built-in Bluetooth Receiver DAC Headphome Amp Digital Amplifier (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075SYC4Z5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_QzMWDbBJW71NN

u/artatgray · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

Here's a great mini integrated amplifier that will be more than sufficient for your needs:


P. S. I'm using something quite similar, albeit from another manufacturer, for my own computer based setup and am quite satisfied with it... 🖥 🎛️ 🔊 🎶 😎

u/DZCreeper · 1 pointr/buildapc

External DAC will improve your output just as much as an internal soundcard, if not more. But unlike the soundcard it won't provide a cleaner audio input, if you are using a microphone.

Virtual surround sound is a joke. A properly designed stereo source played through good headphones can create a surround effect just by the difference between both ears. There is no need to muck about with the signal.


I recommend that unit. It is a combination speaker amp, headphone amp, and DAC. Despite being fairly cheap it is good at all 3 jobs. Just run a SPDIF cable from your PC to the DAC and enjoy.

u/PaenitetEh · 1 pointr/ZReviews

Okay I was looking at the topping mx3 is that a good amp/dac combo?

u/wozmatic · 1 pointr/audiophile

What's a good sub and amp that would go well with the Micca MB42X?

I was thinking this...


u/PacoAvelar · 1 pointr/audiophile

I'm tryin to get a setup for a not so big room (4m x 4m) (13.1 ft x 13.1 ft),

I have the next options for a setup :

- MX3 topping amplifier (50wpc) (120 USD) or SMSL AD18 (80wpc) (180 USD): https://www.amazon.com/Topping-MX3-Bluetooth-Headphome-Amplifier/dp/B075SYC4Z5https://www.amazon.com/SMSL-AD18-Amplifier-Bluetooth-Subwoofer/dp/B071JN7GXN/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=ADSL+ad18&qid=1563892863&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmr0

- KEF Q350 (600 USD) or Klipsch RP-600M (700 USD) (local supplier)

My budget is something around 1k USD, I own a FIO X5 II and a soundblaster E5 that I can use as a DAC
Wich option would you recommend me ? Should I invest the extra money into a better amp ? get a new DAC or get a different pair of speakers ?

My plan is to invest into the setup another 1k USD the next year, this is just the begining of something great.

Thanks a lot

u/bungwu · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

How many speakers are you trying to run?

some Class D amps/DAC combos have remotes if all you need is 2.0 or 2.1

S.M.S.L AD18

Topping MX3