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 Name||Q5s TC||Q5||Q1 Mark II|
|Dimensions||About 124 mm× 64 mm× 16 mm||About 124 mm× 64 mm× 16 mm||About 99mm x 59mm x 12.5 mm|
|Weight||About 195g||About 195g||About 101g|
|Analog Audio Input||Standard 3.5 mm Jack||Standard 3.5 mm Jack||Standard 3.5 mm Jack|
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）
|Digital Audio Input||Coaxial/Optical input||N/A|
|Headphone Output||Standard 3.5 mm Jack||Standard 3.5 mm Jack||Standard 2.5 mm Jack|
|Line Output||Standard 3.5 mm Jack||Standard 3.5 mm Jack||Standard 2.5 mm Jack|
|Balance Headphone Output||4.4mm Jack||Standard 2.5 mm Jack||Supported (2.5mm balanced headphone jack)|
|Headphone Impedance Range||16~150 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 Control||ADC volume adjustment||ADC volume adjustment||TOCOS Potentiometer|
|Balance Adjust||0.1 dB||0.1 dB||0.2 dB|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0，supports AAC/SBC/aptX/aptX HD/ aptX_LL/LDAC/atpX adaptive||Bluetooth 4.2, supports aptX, AAC, SBC||N/A|
|Operation||Volume knob + Physical buttons + Toggle switch||Volume knob + Physical buttons + Toggle switch||Volume knob + Toggle switch|
|Chip Used||USB: XMOS XU208 , DAC: AK4493EQ * 2 , Bluetooth： QCC5124 ,LPF：OPA1642×2，Volume IC：NJW1195 AMP：THX AAA||DAC: AK4490EN * 2 , USB: XMOS, Bluetooth： CSR8670 , LPF：OPA1642×2，Volume IC：NJW1195 OP+AMP：AD8620+OPA926||USB: XMOS , DAC: AKM4452 ,LPF: OPA1662, AMP: OPA2323+OPA926|
|APP interconnection||Supports setting through App||Supports setting through App||N/A|
|Bluetooth codec indication||Yes||N/A||N/A|
|Sampling rate indication||Yes||N/A||N/A|
|Supports connection to Sony Walkman players||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Supports docking to K5||Audio input||Audio input||N/A|
|Deep-sleep||Automatic stand-by, can be controlled on App||Automatic stand-by, can be controlled on App||N/A|
|Firmware upgrade||System firmware and Bluetooth version can be upgraded through USB||System firmware and Bluetooth version can be upgraded through USB||N/A|
|Audio Performance (DAC Section)|
|DSD Support（USB IN）||DSD64/128/256/512||DSD64/128/256||DSD64/128/256|
|USB Sample Rate Support||768kHz/32bit||384kHz/32bit||Up to 384kHz/32bit|
|SPDIF Coaxial Sample Rate Support||192kHz/24bit||192kHz/24bit||N/A|
|SPDIF Optical Sample Rate Support||96KHz/24bit||96KHz/24bit||N/A|
|Frequency Response||5 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 Response||5 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 Level||3.35 Vrms||3.8 Vrms||3.4 Vrms|
|Power and Battery|
|Power/Charger||DC5V 2A (Recommended)||DC5V 2A (Recommended)||DC5V 2A（recommended ）|
|Charging Indicator||4-level battery indication (4 LED)||Red light flashes when being charged,|
Red light goes off after fully charged
|Low Battery Warning||Red light flashes twice every 3 seconds||Red light flashes twice every 3 seconds||N/A|
|Battery Capacity||3800 mAh||3800 mAh||1800 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)|