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Bypassing iPhone 5 internal DAC/Amp using Bluetooth streaming

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Hi everyone,

I was wondering if it would be possible to bypass the iPhone 5's internal DAC using some sort of bluetooth streaming. Could music be streamed from an iPhone and received by a bluetooth receiver such as this one

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E3FHXYO/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

or would a bluetooth receiver with an optical out allow for bypassing the receiver's internal DAC?

 

http://www.amazon.com/Satechi-Bluetooth-Receiver-smartphones-tablets/dp/B00E5N9ONM/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_1

 

and then be plugged directly into a portable Amp/DAC such as the fiio e17?

 

http://www.amazon.com/Fiio-E17-USB-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B0070UFMOW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386564442&sr=8-1&keywords=fiio+e17

 

Would this allow for use of the external DAC and Amp and completely bypass the iPhone's internal Dac/Amp?

 

Thanks any help would be great!


Edited by pablo500 - 12/9/13 at 12:14pm
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iDevices don't support apt-X, so there might be some SQ loss when streaming over BT. There is also the possibility of increasing jitter going from one device to another. It makes sense if you are looking for a streaming solution, but not if you are purely looking to bypass the internal DAC.

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Ok that makes sense thanks.
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