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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. Ynot1
    A se headphone into a balance out could be catastrophic? I think someone else said this in a different context but similar.
    But balance headphone into se output is possible but I'm not so sure if there is a sustainable reason to do so. With appropriate adapters that VEclan provides.
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2017
  2. fish1050
    Yeah I did some more research and not a good idea to go SE to balanced through an adapter. Unfortunately my B&W P5S2's have a custom cable connection to the headphone and I am not going to pay for a custom balanced cable for a portable rig. I will live with my Q1 for now.

    Here is a good article I found that explains the differences and advantages.
    https://www.headphone.com/pages/balanced-headphones-guide
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2017
  3. Brooko Contributor
    Thought this part was interesting:

    First part is accurate, second part is pure Marketing fluff and subjective opinion posed as fact. The reduction in cross talk is nearly always inaudible (and same for the lower THD), and the proposed "quicker dynamics ..... etc" is simply the result of not volume matching correctly. They use balanced set-ups in studios where there are longer cable runs, and more likelihood of crosstalk or higher THD becoming an issue. For basic listening on a home system it's simply not needed.
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2017
  4. fish1050
    It really doesn't define a time period for this article except for referencing starting in 1999. So depending how far back the article is going it may have been more relevant a few years or even a decade or so ago vs today. I know from experience going back to the time I sold audio gear in the late 90's to now audio gear and components are significantly better. I can remember when 1% total harmonic distortion was actually considered good vs what we see today. But yeah I do see your point on some of the article.
     
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  5. JWolf
    Why does the article say we need to use XLR for balanced?
     
  6. mike138
    Is there any timetable for when this will be available?
     
  7. fish1050
    It could be the article is a little dated and may not have the most current information available
     
  8. OakIris
    +1

    Not available anywhere here in the USA, or very many other places in the world, according to Google. Trying to be patient....and I have a Samsung Galaxy and chances are it won't even work with my phone, but the Q1 Mark II sure looks pretty and gets positive reviews....

    Holly
     
  9. 4n4ng
    Support old idevice with 30pin lod, ipod touch, iphone 4/4s?
     
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  10. FiiO
    Dear friend,

    If everything goes well, we will send the first batch to some sellers in the middle of this month or so.

    Best regards
     
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  11. Sp12er3
    Would love to know about this as well, As I have a 64GB iPhone 4s my main driver... if not, is it time t upgrade to the iphone SE?
    Maybe The V10 is a cheaper choice? I hope Fiio at least test them with popular Smartphones used by enthusiast like these.
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2017
  12. Slater
    Are you talking about the HO port, or the micro-USB port?

    Does a 30-pin to micro-USB adapter cable exist (and not just a charge-only adapter)?
     
  13. Killcomic
    If this works with my ancient Galaxy S4, I might ditch my X1 2nd gen and use this instead. Crossing fingers.
     
  14. Sp12er3
    Hrm, I have one 30 pin to micro USB adapter that've been working for Data Transfer as well, it looks like a slightly taller 30 plug from Apple with a micro usb port on the bottom.
    Now that its out of the way...
    For USB DAC use, always use Camera Connection Kit (CCK) original or aftermarket is fine, that outputted to fullsize usb that's then connected to my Q1 works
    Using Line Out adapter to Line In port on the Q1/ any other amp also work wonder.
    A lot of choice still for 5 YO device...
    As long as apps doesnt demand newer firmware than 9.3.5 it tocks for a cheap price.
     
  15. FiiO
    sorry ,it can not.
     
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