FiiO Q5s TC Portable DAC & Headphone Amplifier Bluetooth DSD

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FiiO Q5s TC Bluetooth DSD-capable Amplifier

The updated version of the Q5s Type-C (TC) includes the new USB RType-C connector and the new FiiO EM3D special amplification module THX certificated for a bettered audio quality and the additional balanced output via a Pentaconn 4.4mm connector.

To compare in detail the Q5s with the Q5s Type-C please see the table at the end of the product description.

A masterpiece gets even better

Dual AK4493 DAC chips | XMOS XUF208 768K/32bit/DSD512 decoding | Bluetooth 5.0 with all format encoding | Coaxial/Optical/Line-In/USB and 2.5mm/3.5mm/4.4mm

Chewing through formats with ease Packing dual AK4493 chips

The extremely powerful flagship DAC amplifier has once again set a new bar in performance. The Q5s TC employs a dual DAC design, with the left and right channels each equipped with anent-generation AKM AK4493 DAC chip - with its lower distortion, higher signal-to-noise ratio, and greatly more refined mids and highs.

Massive improvement from upgraded clock management

In order to further improve sound quality, the Q5s TC utilises the XMOS XUF208 USB decoding chip aired with a precise clock matching management system, allowing for support up to 768kHz/32-bit PCM and hardware-decoded native DSD - so you can be sure of excellent sound no matter what format your music is in. 

Bluetooth 5.0 More comprehensive Bluetooth codec support

Thanks to the flagship Qualcomm CSR8675 Bluetooth chip, the Q5s is able to support Bluetooth 5.0 which ensures a stable high quality Bluetooth audio experience. Various bluetooth audio codec support- such as AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX LL, LDAC, and HWA. 

Audiophile-grade power supply

A well-designed power supply goes a long way towards achieving great sound. Alongside the numerous low-noise LDO regulators, the analog, digital, low-pass, and amplification sections of the Q5s TC are independently powered and isolated from each other - ensuring your music comes though as cleanly and purely as possible. 

Feel the music though true high-fidelity sound

The dual AK4493 DACs work together with six carefully-implemented op amps to form a truly balanced audio design. 4-channel analog volume control, Panasonic film capacitors. 

Upgrades you will see eve outside with the AM3E

The Q5s TC continues to use the interchangeable amp module design of its predecessor Q5, and is fully compatible with all FiiO amp modules released thus far. The new standard 3.5mm single-ended as well as the 4.4mm balanced outputs are served by a THX certificated power circuit.

Decoding capabilities worthy of a flagship 

With the upgrade to the XMOS clock management system, the Q5s TC has unparalleled decoding capabilities over USB, SPDIF, and Bluetooth. USB supports up to 784kHz/32bit and native hardware decoded DSD512; SPDIF supports up to 192kHz/32bit; and Bluetooth supports up to 96kHz/32bit (under LDAC).

Exquisite finish exudes quality luxury

The sandblasted all.aluminium alloy CNC chassis with perfectly rounded wonders give the Q5s TC a suave and stout experience worthy of its position. 

Intelligent craftsmanship that considers all details

The back of the Q5s TC in made of high-quality polyurethane leather with a feel you'll just grow positively attached too. The three buttons and an upgraded volume knob on the side allow for an ergonomic and tactile way to interact with your music. 

Intuitively know the details with just a glance

Each input mode is represented with a separate indicator light so you'll know where you are playing from just with a glance. Long-press the input selection button on the side to view how much battery is left according yto the status of 4 LEDs. Even with tiny details like these, we put and heart and soul into making the experience better for you. 

Looking forward turning on the lights

The RGB lights are a cover way of indicating the audio format - the 6 different colours quickly tell you which Bluetooth codec is currently being played through the Q5s. 

*When in USB decoding mode, the RGB lights indicate sampling rate. 

  • SBC: Blue light flashing
  • AAC: Cyan light flashing
  • LDAC/DAC: Withe light flashing/stays steadily on
  • LHDC: Green light flashing
  • aptX/aptX Low Latency: Purple light flashing
  • aptXHD: Yellow light flashing

Exhaustive list of outputs

Standard with the Q5s TC is the all-new AM3E balanced amp module, with 3.5mm single-ended as well as 2.5mm and 4.4mm balanced outputs. Of course, the Q5s also supports line-out output. 

Fully stocked on inputs

In addition to USB and Bluetooth decoding, the Q5s TC also supports SPDIF digital input and line-in analog input. The coaxial, optical, and analog line-in input are all handled though a multifunction input port that supports up to 192kHz/32bit.

Find your rhythm with gain and bass boost controls

The hardware gain and bass boost control circuits ensures that the quality of your music doesn't diminish while still allowing you to het your music to sound exactly the way you want it. 

Plentiful power reserves for constant usage everyday

The massive built-in 3800mAh rechargeable polymer lithium-ion battery is sure to be able to get you through the day in most situations. 

  • USB decoding >9H
  • COAX >10H
  • AUX >25H
  • PO >9h

Get rid of battery anxiety with intelligent auto-shutdown

With the automatic shutdown function, is there is no input source or there has been no music played though a connected input source after a set time (default 10 minutes), the Q5s TC will automatically turn itself on, further enhancing battery life and saving energy until when you really need it. 

Use to worry-free with intelligent adjustment

When connected to your computer, the Q5s TC will automatically adjust its charging current and rate according to smart detection of the USB port's output capability. And when connected to a phone via USB, the Q5s will automatically know not to charge and draw power from it - so you can just use the Q5s TC free of any worries!

*Best when used with the FiiO CL06 an ML06 cables

Combining 2 into 1 for simpler operation

The original Q5 TC has a separate power button and volume knob. However with the Q5s TC, turning it on and off is controlled by simply turning the volume knob past a certain point - making it more convenient and easier to use.

Say goodbye to imbalance with ADC volume adjustment 

You no longer have to be annoyed by tony volume imbalances between the left and right channel with ADC volume adjustment on the Q5s TC. The ADC curve reconstruction process effectively eliminates any channel volume imbalances that occur when adjusting the volume though a traditional analog potentiometer, and also allows for much greater precision in adjusting the volume in tiny steps. 

No need to install drivers - Fully compatible with both USB Audio 1.0&2.0

For ultimate convenience, you can simply enable the USB Audio 1.0 mode to experience decoding up to 96kHz/24bit PCM without needing to install any drivers. (Press and hold the previous track button, then connect via USB to start USB Audio 1.0 mode). 

Discover more flexibility with just a few taps

With the FiiO Music app, after connecting the Q5s TC via Bluetooth you can adjust its channel balance, select the low-pass filter, control the RGB lights, and customize the power-saving shutdown timer. 

Certified by multiple reputable institutions 

The Q5s TC is: THX certified, Hi-Res Audio certified, Hi-Res Audio Wireless certified, Qualcomm aptX certified, and Sony LDAC certified. 

The Q5s TC comes to you with a wealth of accessories for a premium experience. 

Note: to connect the unit to an Android smartphone it’s requested a USB OTG Type-C adapter cable.   For Apple, the Lightning cable is included.


  • Output power: >220mW (PO/32Ω)/>560mW(BAL/32Ω)
  • THD+N: <0.002% (1kHz/32Ω)
  • SNR: >115dB
  • Output impedance: 1Ω
  • Headphone out: 2.5+4.4mm Balanced/3.5mm(PO)+iLine Out
  • Variety of inputs: micro USB/OPT/COAX/LINE IN
  • Sampling Rate Supported Up to: 768kHz/32bit
  • DSD: DSD64/128/256/512
  • Battery Capacity: 3800mAh
  • Battery Life: >9H
  • Bluetooth codec support: AAC/SBC/aptXLL/aptX HD/LDAC
  • Dimensions: 124 x 64 x 16 mm
  • Weight: 198g

Model NameQ5s TCQ5Q1 Mark II
General Specifications
Color AvailableTitaniumTitaniumBlack
DimensionsAbout 124 mm× 64 mm× 16 mmAbout 124 mm× 64 mm× 16 mmAbout 99mm x 59mm x 12.5 mm
WeightAbout 195gAbout 195gAbout 101g
Analog Audio InputStandard 3.5 mm JackStandard 3.5 mm JackStandard 3.5 mm Jack
USB PortType-C
Data exchanging 、 Charging、Firmware upgrade
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)
Micro USB
Digital Audio InputCoaxial/Optical inputN/A
Headphone OutputStandard 3.5 mm JackStandard 3.5 mm JackStandard 2.5 mm Jack
Line OutputStandard 3.5 mm JackStandard 3.5 mm JackStandard 2.5 mm Jack
Balance Headphone Output4.4mm JackStandard 2.5 mm JackSupported (2.5mm balanced headphone jack)
Headphone Impedance Range16~150 Ω (AM3D-TC, PO)16~150 Ω (AM3A, PO)16~100Ω(PO)
16~300 Ω (AM3D-TC, BAL)16~300 Ω (AM3A, BAL)16~150Ω(BAL)
Volume ControlADC volume adjustmentADC volume adjustmentTOCOS Potentiometer
Bass AdjustYesYesYes
Treble AdjustN/AN/AN/A
Balance Adjust0.1 dB0.1 dB0.2 dB
GAIN ControlYes(High/Low)Yes(High/Low)Yes(High/Low)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0,supports AAC/SBC/aptX/aptX HD/ aptX_LL/LDAC/atpX adaptiveBluetooth 4.2, supports aptX, AAC, SBCN/A
OperationVolume knob + Physical buttons + Toggle switchVolume knob + Physical buttons + Toggle switchVolume knob + Toggle switch
Chip UsedUSB: XMOS XU208 , DAC: AK4493EQ * 2 , Bluetooth: QCC5124 ,LPF:OPA1642×2,Volume IC:NJW1195 AMP:THX AAADAC: AK4490EN * 2 , USB: XMOS, Bluetooth: CSR8670 , LPF:OPA1642×2,Volume IC:NJW1195 OP+AMP:AD8620+OPA926USB: XMOS , DAC: AKM4452 ,LPF: OPA1662, AMP: OPA2323+OPA926
Extended functions
APP interconnectionSupports setting through AppSupports setting through AppN/A
Bluetooth codec indicationYesN/AN/A
Sampling rate indicationYesN/AN/A
Supports connection to Sony Walkman playersYesYesYes
Supports docking to K5Audio inputAudio inputN/A
Deep-sleepAutomatic stand-by, can be controlled on AppAutomatic stand-by, can be controlled on AppN/A
Firmware upgradeSystem firmware and Bluetooth version can be upgraded through USBSystem firmware and Bluetooth version can be upgraded through USBN/A
Audio Performance (DAC Section)
DSD Support(USB IN)DSD64/128/256/512DSD64/128/256DSD64/128/256
USB Sample Rate Support768kHz/32bit384kHz/32bitUp to 384kHz/32bit
SPDIF Coaxial Sample Rate Support192kHz/24bit192kHz/24bitN/A
SPDIF Optical Sample Rate Support96KHz/24bit96KHz/24bitN/A
Frequency Response5 Hz~90 kHz(-3dB)5 Hz~90 kHz(-3dB)6 Hz~80 kHz(-3dB)
THD+N<0.002%(1 kHz/10kΩ)<0.001% (1 kHz/10kΩ)<0.003%(1 kHz/10kΩ)
SNR≥117 dB (A-weighted AUX IN)≥115 dB (A-weighted)≥110 dB(A-weighted)
Headphone out specifications (3.5mm headphone out jack)
Output Power1≥280mW(16Ω / THD+N<1%, AUX IN)≥230 mW(16Ω / THD+N<1%)≥112 mW(16Ω / THD+N<1%, AUX IN)
Output Power2≥210mW(32Ω / THD+N<1%, AUX IN)≥160 mW(32Ω /THD+N<1%)≥75 mW(32Ω /THD+N<1%, AUX IN)
Output Power3≥30 mW(300Ω / THD+N<1%, AUX IN)≥24 mW(300Ω /THD+N<1%)≥11 mW(300Ω /THD+N<1%)
Frequency Response5 Hz~50kHz (-3dB)5 Hz~50 kHz(-3dB)6 Hz~80kHz (-3dB)
SNR≥115 dB (A-weighted)≥115 dB (A-weighted)≥115 dB (A-weighted, AUX IN)
Output impedance<1.2Ω(32Ω loaded)<1.4Ω (32Ω loaded)<1.2Ω
Crosstalk≥75 dB (1 kHz,AUX IN)≥73 dB (1 kHz,AUX IN)≥79 dB (1 kHz,AUX IN)
THD+N<0.002% (1 kHz)<0.001% (1 kHz)<0.002% (1 kHz, AUX IN)
Peak Output Voltage>7Vp-p>6 Vp-p>4.4 Vp-p
MAX. output Current>150mA(For reference)150mA (For reference)150mA (For reference)
MAX. input Level3.35 Vrms3.8 Vrms3.4 Vrms
Power and Battery
Power/ChargerDC5V 2A (Recommended)DC5V 2A (Recommended)DC5V 2A(recommended )
Charging Indicator4-level battery indication (4 LED)Red light flashes when being charged,
Red light goes off after fully charged
Low Battery WarningRed light flashes twice every 3 secondsRed light flashes twice every 3 secondsN/A
Battery Capacity3800 mAh3800 mAh1800 mAh
Charge Time≤3.5 h (DV5V 2A)≤3.5 h (DV5V 2A,USB on the left side)≤4 h
Battery Life>24 h (AUX IN)>25 h (AUX IN)>20h(AUX IN)
>9.5h (USB IN)>10 h (USB IN)>10h (USB IN)
>9.5 h (OPT IN)>10 h (OPT IN)
>9.5 h (COAX IN)>10 h (COAX IN)
>9.5h (Bluetooth IN)>10 h (Bluetooth IN)


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About FiiO Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.

01 Brand Introduction - HiFi+Fashion

FiiO Electronics Technology Co., Ltd. was established in 2007.  It is a high-tech enterprise that combines research, development, production and sales, and its sales are mainly based on its own FiiO brand as opposed to OEM/ODM.  It focuses on digital audio, with current mainstay products being portable headphone amplifiers, DAC / amps and portable digital audio players.

FiiO: It is composed of Fi (Fidelity) from HiFi and iO (represents number 1 and 0) which indicates the sincerer feeling and more convenient life the digital tech has brought to us.

飞傲: The Chinese transliteration of FiiO, as well as representing youthful vigor and the active & innovative spirit of the company.

Audio products are meant to fulfill the spiritual pleasure of users.

  1. FiiO provides products and service related to music.
  2. We also hope to bring happiness to our users with the provided products and service, which is also the key value of FiiO.

Customer Service

  1. Good after-sales service, more reliable
  2. Great user experience, more pleasure
  3. Variety of activities, more involved

About products

  1. Affordable: FiiO products are well-known for its feature of high cost-performance. Lowering the entry level to make more customers can afford.
  2. Easy to use: FiiO pays great attention to the user experience. We are not only provide products with high quality, but also easy to use and with long lasting durability.
  3. More accessories bring more fun: Enable to play in a variety way and use under more possible environments.
  4. Updates available: Equipped with a variety of ports, it makes the music players can still connect to external amp/DAC for upgraded enjoyment.
  5. Endless transformability available: With replaceable amp module and expandable storage, the X7 can bring more playability.

02 Company Profile

Research & Development Team

  • Twenty years of R&D experience in audio products
  • Former core R&D team for audio products from OPPO
  • A team of 20 professional R&D engineers in software, hardware, industrial design, structure and electro-acoustic.

Research & Development Investment

FiiO keeps bringing in advanced equipments and high-tech talents so as to ensure the stable growth and long term competitive edge. Up till now, the team size has expanded three times than that of 2007 when we established.

Team Composition

The R&D team is made up of development dep, engineering dep and QC dep, with 60+engineers in total.

Authorized certifications

FC, CE, KC, CCC and ISO9001:2008 ensure the safety and quality of the products.

Production management

FiiO has strict requirements to production with almost “zero tolerance” even to small problems, which is strictly in compliance with the International Quality Management System ISO9001. 

QC Equipment 

  • a. AP audio analyzer (valued at 200,000RMB).
  • b. Life-span test platform against high & low temperature, swing and plug & unplug trial.
  • Aging test carriage towards mass production.
  • Aging test machine under high & low temperature.

Customer oriented

Driven by customers’ needs, we innovate constantly and response promptly to the market changes. We develop new products based on customers’ needs and compete for more market shares.

Company culture - Our Vision

Present the world a better “Made in China”.

Brand Spirit

  • Innovation

the earliest company that designed the minimum volume headphone amplifier. First dockable amp & DAC product. First amp specially designed for iPod/iPhone. First amp with adjustable power supply and power supplied by mobile phone battery. First multifunctional headphone amp & DAC for Android smarphone. First Hi-Res music player at a price lower than 1000RMB supporting 192K music. First Android-based Hi-res music player. 

  • Quality

Repair Rate < 1%. Sound Quality Control system. Original components imported from TI, Wolfson, Maxim. Company-wide quality control. +20 quality engineers and inspectors. Complete testing facilities. 

  • Service

CEO at the frontline of customer service. 100% response to enquiries. The most popular headphone amplifier brand on Head-Fi. First class website and contents in the audio industry. Interaction with and support to customers on Facebook and Microblog (twitter-like social website).

Brand Mission

FiiO designs, produces and sells high-quality products at favorable prices to those who love music and style.

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FiiO Q5s TC Portable DAC & Headphone Amplifier Bluetooth DSD

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  1. Morale Walter
    2021-01-24 21:15
    Il sistema tra le diverse opzioni leggo che funziona con il sistema di trasmissione in bluetooth ma non capisco se funziona come segnale in entrata per la codifica o se è possibile anche l\'invio del segnale in uscita per cuffie bluetooth compatibili oppure in entrambe le opzioni? Grazie
    • PlayStereo
      2021-01-25 15:24
      Buonasera, il bluetooth presente sul FiiO Q5s TC è un ingresso di segnale che arriverà da uno smartphone o altro dispositivo. Questo segnale sarà poi convertito e amplificato all\'interno del Q5s per poi essere inviato sull\'uscita cuffia o l\'uscita line out.
  2. Rosario Visconti
    2021-01-20 08:15
    Nelle specifiche del prodotto non vedo il supporto alla decodifica MQA. (è stata magari implementata negli aggiornamenti firmware?)L\'M11 pro usato come DAC è sullo stesso livello del Q5s TC? (meglio, peggio, uguale?)Avevo salvato sui preferiti il Fiio M11 pro versione stainless steel che avevate messo su eBay a 736 euro e stavo per valutarne l\'acquisto.Questa mattina con grande dispiacere ho visto il prezzo aggiornato addirittura a 899 euro...
    • PlayStereo
      2021-01-20 16:03
      Buonasera, riguardo il prezzo confermiamo che non vi è stata alcuna modifica, crediamo che per via dell’utilizzo di un browser con nazionalità diversa dall’italiano lei abbia visto i prezzi senza iva (infatti il netto di €899,00 è proprio €736,88).Le confermo inoltre che il Q5s non possiede la decodifica MQA.


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