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  1. Sonic Defender replied to the thread FiiO Q5, Flagship DAC/Amp, an Dual DAC, USB/Optical/Coaxial/Line in, share the same amp module with X7. .

    You wouldn't use a Bluetooth headphone with the Q5, it doesn't transmit. The Bluetooth capability is for the source, and yes, almost...

    Sep 20, 2018 at 7:45 PM
  2. Sonic Defender replied to the thread FiiO Q5, Flagship DAC/Amp, an Dual DAC, USB/Optical/Coaxial/Line in, share the same amp module with X7. .

    The Q5 might still draw from the phone battery. I think you need a specific cable design such as FiiO offers and I think a few posts...

    Sep 20, 2018 at 6:52 PM
  3. Sonic Defender replied to the thread FiiO Q5, Flagship DAC/Amp, an Dual DAC, USB/Optical/Coaxial/Line in, share the same amp module with X7. .

    Well, up until recently I was only able to use the Q5 with AAC and despite that, I thought that the Q5 sounded excellent so as long as...

    Sep 20, 2018 at 3:32 PM
  4. Sonic Defender replied to the thread FiiO Q5, Flagship DAC/Amp, an Dual DAC, USB/Optical/Coaxial/Line in, share the same amp module with X7. .

    Do you know for sure that you aren't able to stream via aptX from your Note 8? Maybe you can as it seems some Samsung users have...

    Sep 19, 2018 at 10:47 AM
  5. Sonic Defender replied to the thread FiiO Q5, Flagship DAC/Amp, an Dual DAC, USB/Optical/Coaxial/Line in, share the same amp module with X7. .

    @khyaris, thanks for the information, but that isn't actually completely true. Prior to me having upgraded the Bluetooth firmware I...

    Sep 19, 2018 at 10:34 AM
  6. Sonic Defender replied to the thread FiiO Q5, Flagship DAC/Amp, an Dual DAC, USB/Optical/Coaxial/Line in, share the same amp module with X7. .

    How do you know that it is indeed an aptX connection? Do you get a message on your phone saying that an aptX enabled device has been...

    Sep 19, 2018 at 8:33 AM
  7. Sonic Defender replied to the thread FiiO Q5, Flagship DAC/Amp, an Dual DAC, USB/Optical/Coaxial/Line in, share the same amp module with X7. .

    So, update here. After updating to the newest Bluetooth it seems that I can stream via aptX to the Q5 so that is good news. I need to...

    Sep 19, 2018 at 8:29 AM
  8. Sonic Defender replied to the thread FiiO Q5, Flagship DAC/Amp, an Dual DAC, USB/Optical/Coaxial/Line in, share the same amp module with X7. .

    Android users, specifically 7 and 8 versions. For those who have enabled developer options, would anybody be willing to see if they can...

    Sep 18, 2018 at 11:27 PM
  9. Sonic Defender replied to the thread FiiO Q5, Flagship DAC/Amp, an Dual DAC, USB/Optical/Coaxial/Line in, share the same amp module with X7. .

    As a related post, does anybody have the link from earlier in the thread about updating the Bluetooth firmware? Maybe this issue has...

    Sep 17, 2018 at 8:11 PM
  10. Sonic Defender replied to the thread FiiO Q5, Flagship DAC/Amp, an Dual DAC, USB/Optical/Coaxial/Line in, share the same amp module with X7. .

    @FiiO, here is a question about the Bluetooth chip in the Q5. As I have posted previously, it is impossible to have my LG G6 establish...

    Sep 17, 2018 at 8:05 PM
  11. Sonic Defender replied to the thread Pioneer's new TOTL Closed Back SE-Monitor 5 headphones.

    I personally love the SEM5 and consider it a vastly underrated (well just mostly unknown) headphone. To this day every-time I use it I...

    Sep 16, 2018 at 6:04 PM
  12. Sonic Defender liked Tex Irie's post in the thread Pioneer's new TOTL Closed Back SE-Monitor 5 headphones.

    The SE-Monitor5 has tight refined bass. Sounded really good with the Fiio Q5, Chord Mojo, and Gustard A20H. I had returned my Elear to...

    Sep 16, 2018 at 6:01 PM
  13. Sonic Defender replied to the thread = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =.

    Why do you wonder about this? What symptoms of poorly driven are you experiencing specifically? I think it is an insidious habit in this...

    Sep 15, 2018 at 11:06 AM
  14. Sonic Defender replied to the thread Pioneer's new TOTL Closed Back SE-Monitor 5 headphones.

    I don't have the Elear with me anymore, but my memory of them was the bass was somewhat loose, certainly less tight than the SEM5, and...

    Sep 15, 2018 at 10:14 AM