FiiO’s Upgraded Bluetooth Amplifier BTR1K: Qualcomm QCC 3005 BT chip, BT 5.0 and aptX /aptX LL/AAC supported, RGB light, NFC pairing, Type C and USB DAC
Jun 12, 2018 at 7:00 AM Post #527 of 803

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What is the difference between btr1 & ubtr?
Dear friend,

The BTR1 have independent DAC chip and the reverb&3D sound effect which μBTR doesn't have. But the μBTR have type C port and NFC instead.

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Jun 17, 2018 at 9:38 AM Post #531 of 803

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Tempted by both the BTR1 and the μBTR to pair up with my Fiio F9 Pros. Heck, despite the price difference something about AptxHD and the 2.5mm balanced port of an EarStudios ES100 has my interest piqued.

Although the Google Pixel 2 XL is a cracking phone, I'm not convinced about the USB C dongle and it's abilities across several sets of earphones including Hifiman RE-00, RE-400 and Audio Technical ATH E70.

BTR1 seems better with the power and the DAC but μBTR being more convenient with the USB C and NFC, plus only about 60% of the price... And I could almost buy 5 μBTR's for the price of an ES100 in the UK.

Plus I very much like the idea of the in-built microphone as I'm occasionally taking calls on the move, and the clip looks like it'll work well with a suit lapel.
 
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Tempted by both the BTR1 and the μBTR to pair up with my Fiio F9 Pros. Heck, despite the price difference something about AptxHD and the 2.5mm balanced port of an EarStudios ES100 has my interest piqued.

Although the Google Pixel 2 XL is a cracking phone, I'm not convinced about the USB C dongle and it's abilities across several sets of earphones including Hifiman RE-00, RE-400 and Audio Technical ATH E70.

BTR1 seems better with the power and the DAC but μBTR being more convenient with the USB C and NFC, plus only about 60% of the price... And I could almost buy 5 μBTR's for the price of an ES100 in the UK.

Plus I very much like the idea of the in-built microphone as I'm occasionally taking calls on the move, and the clip looks like it'll work well with a suit lapel.
Dear friend,
:jecklinsmile:You could have a try in the local store first if you can. Our BTR3 would be coming soon.
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Jun 20, 2018 at 3:26 PM Post #535 of 803

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hopefully fiio will retake the cable bluetooth concept. bluetooth cable is so much confortable than the dondle + cable config.
Usually the reply is that discrete DAC and bigger battery to power the extra electronics is not possible in a adapter cable. But it might be doable in a Samsung Level U type form factor where the bulk of the neckband housing is behind the neck. If Fiio did launch a MMCX adapter neckband with CSR+AK innards and =~ 300mAh battery, I'd be so happy !! 3.5mm is being killed and quality wireless audio with reasonable convenience is still elusive.
 
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I have the RC-BT and for the gym its OK, but im waiting for the BTR3 cause its promised performance, i would sacrifice some commodity for quality. Even so, i would prefer a bulkier BTR# with bigger amp and capabilities. BTW @FiiO dont kill the microphone in future releases, its a must to replace a true headset and on the go users
 
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I have the RC-BT and for the gym its OK, but im waiting for the BTR3 cause its promised performance, i would sacrifice some commodity for quality. Even so, i would prefer a bulkier BTR# with bigger amp and capabilities. BTW @FiiO dont kill the microphone in future releases, its a must to replace a true headset and on the go users
Dear friend,

In order to be compatible with the headphones with OMTP and CTIA standard, the headphone jack is required to be TRS one which shielded the mic indirectly. So you could only use the mic in the BTR1 when using the headphone with mic.

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Dear friend,

In order to be compatible with the headphones with OMTP and CTIA standard, the headphone jack is required to be TRS one which shielded the mic indirectly. So you could only use the mic in the BTR1 when using the headphone with mic.

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I think that’s what Marco was saying.

Ideally, we have a relatively short cord,just long enough to clip on a shirt, without much extra cord flopping around.

The cord should have proper graduated strain reliefs; I’m not paying $20+ if those aren’t present; they ALL fail without that feature if you’re an active user.

The desired cord, of course, has no mic or control features, just TRS. I know FiiO offers a “short cord”, but it’s around $29 USD, has no strain relief, and could be about 6 inches shorter.
 
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I think that’s what Marco was saying.

Ideally, we have a relatively short cord,just long enough to clip on a shirt, without much extra cord flopping around.

The cord should have proper graduated strain reliefs; I’m not paying $20+ if those aren’t present; they ALL fail without that feature if you’re an active user.

The desired cord, of course, has no mic or control features, just TRS. I know FiiO offers a “short cord”, but it’s around $29 USD, has no strain relief, and could be about 6 inches shorter.
You are quite right, sorry if i misunderstood my idea.
I already have the short cable for my f9, indeed its too long if the intended idea with the BTRs is to have it close cause it have a microphone.
My idea of a perfect setup would be like you write, a Short Cable (like 40-45cm) and a good BTR with microphone included.

BTW i have to buy some pairs of silicon cable guides cause the @FiiO short cable feels awkward around the ears and never stays still
 

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