FiiO Q5 Flagship DAC/Amp with Dual DAC, USB/Optical/Coaxial/Line in
The Q5 is FiiO's current flagship DAC, a powerful, Hi-Res amplifier with a range of connectivity options
The Q5 uses an all aluminium alloy chassis to effectively resist electromagnetic interference. The rear of the Q5 features a PU leather casing, which is scratch-resistant for stacking use.
An analog-to-digital (ADC) volume adjustment knob allows for no problems in volume imbalance, greatly enhancing accuracy with 256 different levels of volume adjustment. This is achieved by taking the incoming analog sound signal, converting it into digital for sampling and volume adjustment, then reconstructing the volume curve on the other side.
With the side buttons, users can operate play/pause functions and skip through tracks with ease when connected via Bluetooth.
To customise your sound further, the Q5 features an interchangeable amp module design, fully compatible with the X7/X7ii DAP modules.
The Q5 uses dual AK4490EN DACs capable of decoding up to 384kHz/24bit, with an extremely low SNR. There is an official Apple MFi certified chip, meaning the Q5 supports digital decoding to iOS devices without worrying about software updates. The Bluetooth chip supports aptX, and there are 7 LDO voltage regulators that each provide independent power supply via a power management filter, ensuring a clean power supply and low interference to get a purer sound quality.
The 3800mAh rechargeable lithium battery allows for 10 hours of USB use, 10.5 hours of coaxial use, 14 hours of auxiliary use, and 10 hours of Bluetooth use.
The Q5 has a USB DAC mode that supports decoding up to 384k/32bit and DSD256. There are dual micro USB ports. By default, the one to the left is for charging while the one at the bottom is for data input. There is a 3 in 1 composite output port for aux/coax/optical connections. There are both single ended and balanced headphone outputs on the supplied AM3A amp module. For different listening requirements, the Q5 features gain/bass boost.
Despite the wide range of compatible input methods, the Q5 can automatically detect which is being used, and the light on the device changes to a corresponding colour indicating the input currently in use.
To help save battery, if the device detects no input signal, it will turn off automatically after a certain period of time (default: 10 mins). When connected to a smart phone or computer, the Q5 will not draw power from the source device.
- Hi-Res certified
- Supports a wide range of inputs, such as USB, optical, coaxial, line in and Bluetooth.
- Dual AK4490EN DACs
- Changeable amp modules
• Being equipped with two of AKM’s AK4490EN DAC chips
• Being equipped with XMOS XUF208
• Supports up to 384kHz/32 bit sampling rates as well as native DSD up to DSD256
• Certified by 3 Major Bodies: Hi-Res Audio + MFi + aptX
• Interchangeable amp modules, fully compatible with FiiO’s lineup
• Bundled with the AM3A amp module with both single-ended and balanced outputs
• World-class Bluetooth audio
• Supports connecting to your computer + iPhone + WM-PORT Sony Walkman player
• Includes a 3.5mm coaxial/optical/line-in combo connector
• 3800 mAh battery for longer listening
The Q5 comes with so many accessories that you have to see it to believe it! Included are:
- Short Lightning-to-micro USB cable
- Long micro USB cable
- 3.5mm cable
- 2x long straps
- 2x short straps
- Coaxial adaptor
- Optical adaptor
- Non-slip mat
- Carrying pouch
You may find some very interesting accessories, to be separately available such as:
• LC-Q5: Leather case for Q5
• LC-Q5i: Dedicated case for bundling the Q5 with iPhone 6/6s/7/8
•L27: Sony WMport to Micro USB digital audio cable
•L28: Coaxial digital audio cable to connect to Q5 the digital coaxial output of FiiO X3II, X3III, X5II, X5III, X7, and X7II
•Third-party provided Type C and Micro-to-Micro cable
|Weight||About 195g ||Dimensions||About 124mm x 64mm x 16mm|
|Audio Input||Standard 3.5mm Port (Shared Line / Coaxial/ Optical in)||Digital Coaxial Input Port||Standard 3.5mm Port (Shared Line / Coaxial/ Optical in)|
|Digital/Optical Input Port||Standard 3.5mm Port (Shared Line / Coaxial/ Optical in)||USB Port|
11-pin Micro USB at the bottom side, for data exchanging and charging
5-pin Micro USB on the left side, for charging only by default
(Can be interchanged via App)
|Analog Input port(LO)||Standard 3.5mm stereo jack||Headphone Output Port||Standard 3.5mm stereo jack|
|Balanced Output Port||2.5mm port||Recommended Headphone Impedance|
|Channel Balance||0.1 dB||Gain|
|Bass Boost||Up to 384kHz/32bit supported||Volume Control||Potentiometer(ADC Sampling)|
|Power Supply||DC5V 2A (Recommended)||Battery Capacity||3800 mAh|
|Charge Time||≤3.5 h （DV5V 2A，USB port on the side）||Battery Life||＞25 h (AUX IN)|
＞10 h (USB IN)
＞10 h (OPT IN)
＞10 h (COAX IN)
＞10 h (Bluetooth IN)
Red light flashes when being charged
Red light goes off after fully charged
|Low Battery Warning||Red light flashes twice every 3 seconds|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0, supports aptX, AAC, SBC||MFi||Yes|
|Sampling Rate Supported Up to||384kHz/32bit（USB IN）|
|DSD Support（USB IN）||DSD64/128/256|
DAC: AK4490EN * 2 , USB: XMOS XU208 , Bluetooth： CSR8670 , LPF：OPA1642×2，Volume IC：NJW1195 OP+AMP：AD8620+OPA926
Line output specifications
|THD+N||＜0.001% (1 kHz/10kΩ)||SNR||≥115 dB (A-weighted)|
|Frequency Response||5 Hz~90 kHz（-3dB）||Channel Separation||＞97 dB (1 kHz)|
|Line level||1.8 Vrms|| || |
|AM3A Headphone out specifications (3.5mm headphone out jack)|
|Output Power 1||≥230 mW（16Ω / THD+N＜1%)||Output Impedance||＜1.4Ω (32Ω loaded)|
|Output Power 2||≥160 mW（32Ω /THD+N＜1%)||Channel Separation||≥73 dB (1 kHz，AUX IN)|
|Output Power 3||≥24 mW（300Ω / THD+N＜1%)||THD+N||＜0.001% (1 kHz）|
|Frequency Response||5 Hz~50 kHz（-3dB）||Peak Output Voltage||＞6 Vp-p|
|SNR||≥115 dB (A-weighted)||Max. Output Current||150mA (For reference)|
|Max. Input Level||3.8 Vrms|| || |
|Balanced headphone out specifications (2.5mm TRRS headphone out jack)|
|Output Power 1||≥470 mW（16Ω / THD+N＜1%)||Output Impedance||＜2Ω (32Ω loaded)|
|Output Power 2||≥440 mW（32Ω /THD+N＜1%)||Channel Separation||≥99 dB (1 kHz，AUX IN)|
|Output Power 3||≥93 mW（300Ω / THD+N＜1%)||THD+N||＜0.001% (1 kHz)|
|Frequency Response||5 Hz~50kHz（-3dB）||Peak Output Voltage||＞10.5 Vp-p|
|SNR||≥115 dB (A-weighted）||Max. Output Current||150 mA (For reference)|
|Max. Input Level||3.8 Vrms|| || |