Review : FiiO Q5S – S for Super

Fiio Q5S

Full specs

As usual, here are the full specs of the FiiO Q5S. If you’re not interested just swipe down !

  • Type : Portable DAC and Amplifier
  • Input port : USB/COAX/OPT/LINE/BLUETOOTH
  • Output Port : 3.5mm Headphone / 2.5mm Headphone / 4.4mm Headphone / Line out 3.5mm (depending of the amp module)
  • Volume Control : Potentiometer (ADC Sampling)
  • DAC : AK4493EQ x2
  • USB : XMOS XU208
  • Bluetooth : CSR8675
  • LPF : OPA1642 x2
  • Volume IC: NJW1195
  • OP + AMP : AD8620 + OPA926

Line Out

  • THD : <0.001%
  • Frequency Response : 5 Hz – 90 kHz (-3dB)
  • Line Level : 1.8 Vrms
  • SNR : > 115dB
  • Channel Separation : > 97dB

Headphone out Unbalanced (AM3E)

  • Output power : 230mWย  @ 16 ohms / 210mW @ 32ohms / 30mW @ 300ohms
  • Frequency Response : 5 Hz – 50 kHz (-3dB)
  • Output Impedance : < 1.2 ohms
  • SNR : > 117dB
  • Channel Separation : > 75dB
  • THD : < 0.002%
  • Peak Output Voltage : > 6 Vp-p
  • Max Output Current : 150mA

Headphone out Balanced (AM3E) (4.4mm and 2.5mm)

  • Output power : 535mWย  @ 16ohms / 560mW @ 32ohms / 112mW @ 300ohms
  • Frequency Response : 5 Hz – 50 kHz (-3dB)
  • Output Impedance : < 2 ohms
  • SNR : > 115dB
  • Channel Separation : > 105dB
  • THD : < 0.002%
  • Peak Output Voltage : > 10.5 Vp-p
  • Max Output Current : 150mA

Sampling rate

  • USB sampling rate (max) : 32bit/768kHz
  • Optical sampling rate (max) : 24bit/96kHZ
  • Coaxial sampling rate (max) : 24bit / 192Hz
  • DSD support (through USB) up to 512

Miscellanous

  • Battery capacity : 3800 mAh
  • Power Supply : DC 5V / 2Ah
  • Charge time : around 3.5 hours
  • Weight: 195g
  • Size: 124mm x 64mm x 16mm

Bluetooth and USB

  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Supports aptX, AAC, SBC, aptX HD, aptX LL, LDAC, LHDC
  • MFi compliant

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A nerdy guy with a passion for audio and gadgets, he likes to combine his DAC and his swiss knife. Even after more than 10 years of experience, Nanotechnos still collects all gear he gets, even his first MPMAN MP3 player. He likes spreadsheets, technical specs and all this amazing(ly boring) numbers. But most of all, he loves music: electro, classical, dubstep, Debussy : the daily playlist.

    4 Comments

    • Reply October 17, 2019

      Vinicius Passos

      Hey, was wondering if you’ll do a review of the AM3D module, since it has that THX amplification technology stuff, and the M11 Pro. Also, is the Q5S more portable than the M11? You wrote you thought the M11 was a little bit thicker than you’d like for portable gear.

    • Reply October 18, 2019

      Alex

      It’s hissy as fuck. You won’t notice it on normal music, true, but try listening to classics. Piano for example. 16 Om headphones would be hissing, including FH7.

    • Reply October 22, 2019

      B.T.

      Billie Eilish song name is Bad Guy, not bad boy. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Nice review!

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