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FiiO Q1MKII-Apple MFi Certified DAC & Amp, Native DSD Support, XMOS USB DAC chip, DAC AK4452, 20 hours

Discussion in 'Portable Headphone Amps' started by FiiO, Jul 15, 2017.
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  1. sososerious
    I had a lot of trouble with the 4 or 5 android devices I've tried.

    The E18 cables would not work, neither would my DIY micro to micro cables.

    Only way I could get them to work is with a micro to full size female usb OTG cable and then a standard usb cable to the Q1ii.

    Could it be that cables with OTG pinout both ends won't work with the Q1ii and it needs to only be OTG on the phone end?
  2. ScottPilgrim
    That is to be expected, Google Pixel XL's network works through the glass panel at the back. Essentially, you'd be covering up the only place your phone receives signal.
  3. mike138
    In addition to my Blackberry Priv, I got this to work on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S. I have not yet gotten it to work with my HTC One Remix.
  4. mike138
    I like the way the Q1M2 pairs with the F9. For ~$200, I feel like the combination of the two is punching above its weight in value, given that I'm unlocking the full potential of my phone's music access.

    And as an aside, I also like it just in amp mode when paired with my X3II. The sound is the best the X3II has ever sounded to me, and they are exactly the same size and stack nicely.

    I can't say that I hear a definable difference between balanced and regular mode with the F9, but for what it's worth I like the balanced cable a lot. It's weightless and lays down. Very unobtrusive.
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2017
  5. ScottPilgrim
    To my knowledge, HTC One Remix is a very old phone and it doesn't support OTG as well. As far as I know, android devices natively started supporting OTG from android 6.0.

    Anyway, I in particular am really interested in trying out the f9 and q1 mk2 combo. My setup will be arriving in november or december. Lets see.
  6. 1audioz
    Sorry if this has been addressed earlier - but isn't the single point-of-inconvenience, the lack of "Lightning to Micro-USB" cables?
  7. haoyuan
    manufacture never really advertised it as an Android DAC because of how fragmented all of the different OS versions on different hardware is. So it's really only supposed to be a Apple DAC with the additional benefit of MAYBE working with your Android phone.
  8. 1audioz
    I'm not sure you understood my comment - I was referring to the scarcity of a Lightning to Micro-USB cable since that's the interconnect between an iPhone 7 and the Q1MK2.
  9. Brooko Contributor
    There is a cable included in the package
  10. 1audioz
    If you lose or the included cable is faulty - how do you replace it? I've seen a FiiO L19 cable but that looks a lot clunkier than what the bundled cable is.
  11. imnostatic
    fwiw I returned mine as I found it just didn't have enough juice to drive my Sines to my tastes, and it didn't sound better than the DAC in the Cipher cable.

    It is a nice looking unit and if you've got IEMs or something easy to drive it can be an upgrade that is pretty seamless with both iOS device (included cable) or even new MacBook (usb-c to usb-b).
  12. Brooko Contributor
    I think you'll find FiiO will have the cable listed as an accessory at some stage in the future. I have the L19 and while its recognised fine, the Q1 also actively draws current from the iPhone - so not really a suitable solution.
  13. Ynot1
    My tour version came with a bit longer ipad cable and a short iphone cable.

    Fiio F5 deal on columbus day would have been nice timing, but I missed it.

    TuneIn and video/music app worked very well.

    I have not tested the battery, but the ipad and the Q1ii both have to run on battery.

    Maybe a powerbank and a cable adapter exist to allow for the stack to grow til your hearts content.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2017
  14. Ynot1
    I think the power is with balance. You should have at least tried it out.
  15. Brooko Contributor
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