[FiiO Q5s Type C ‖ Q5s] Bluetooth DSD-capable Amplifier,AK4493x2,768k/32bit
Feb 19, 2021 at 2:48 PM Post #2,957 of 3,110

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One of the things I don't like with the FiiO Q5s is the inability to skip tracks when using a wired connection, what in the hell were they thinking?
if you want to used built in controller used your phone instead...

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this button already awesome, I'm glad FiiO doesn't put CTIA on 3.5mm
 
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I've just downloaded the music app but there is only the option to sync with ITunes by the looks of things, you wouldn't know how to get other music servers to link to it would you?

* I'm not sure that it can be done which is a shame.
You mean something like this ? : https://soundiiz.com/

Fiio app i don't see in the support list, but other widely used ones are there.

This is for playlists only by the looks of it.

There is this as well: https://www.tunemymusic.com/
 
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hi all , i have a problem to connect my q5s to my iphone 12 pro over bluetooth , first the phone could not find the fiio , after a lot trying around with the cable connected it finally found the q5s , and i can connect , but when im playing music now , the sound only stutters ... it worked fine with the iphone X ... can someone help ?
 
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hi all , i have a problem to connect my q5s to my iphone 12 pro over bluetooth , first the phone could not find the fiio , after a lot trying around with the cable connected it finally found the q5s , and i can connect , but when im playing music now , the sound only stutters ... it worked fine with the iphone X ... can someone help ?
- Clear pair from Q5s
- unpaired from your phoner
- reset Q5s using sim ejector tools
- Enter bluetooth mode on Q5s and open bluetooth setting reconnect to Q5s
 
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You mean something like this ? : https://soundiiz.com/

Fiio app i don't see in the support list, but other widely used ones are there.

This is for playlists only by the looks of it.

There is this as well: https://www.tunemymusic.com/

Cheers, I'll have a look. I may not actually need anything to be fair, Quboz sounds more energetic than both Tidal and Deezer with my equipment anyhow and assuming there isn't some form of placebo effect happening which wears off it sounds pretty much the same as the other two did, with the small amount of eq I used to bring them to life, naturally.
 
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Please give us 2 USB-C ports in the Q5s tc successor. One for charging and one for music.

With M17 announced, does Fiio have any plans for upgrading Q5 line this year?
 
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This is my honest review. I got the device on 2-8-21.
Battery is kinda bad. Though in the late 80's to early 90's 2 AA batteries would die pretty fast in a Sony walkman. Same for Sony diskman. So compared to that, I guess would make this a win?

Audio: For a $360 portable dac this performs poorly. Sub base is lacking as in no sub base at all. It's just not there. Base is weak. It punches but very weak. The base boost switch makes the music muddy. Best not to use it. Audio replication is off. I notice it in most songs with good recording. Especially with rap, gun shots are artificial and don't sound real. I don't have these issues with my other devices.

There is no reason to buy the Q5s TC when the Q3 is just about the same. The IFI hip dac is $150 and sounds better. Their implementation of Base boost is better as well. Then the all in one solution like the LG V series are far superior to the Q5s TC sadly. Take the LG V30, it's a quad dac with MQA support. It's a smartphone that out performs the Q5s TC. The ONE thing the Q5s TC was built for and can't even do a good job.

The Q5s TC HAS the hardware to be a good dac. I have no clue what FIIO engineers are doing, but they aren't doing their job correctly. In this current form, the Q5s TC should be priced at $100. It's just a Q3 with bluetooth that sounds the same as the Q3 and the IFI hip dac that's $150 beats both the Q3 and Q5s TC.

Since the Q5s TC can get firmware updates, I hope FIIO does the correct thing and issue a proper update. My current version is 1.4
 
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This is my honest review. I got the device on 2-8-21.
Battery is kinda bad. Though in the late 80's to early 90's 2 AA batteries would die pretty fast in a Sony walkman. Same for Sony diskman. So compared to that, I guess would make this a win?

Audio: For a $360 portable dac this performs poorly. Sub base is lacking as in no sub base at all. It's just not there. Base is weak. It punches but very weak. The base boost switch makes the music muddy. Best not to use it. Audio replication is off. I notice it in most songs with good recording. Especially with rap, gun shots are artificial and don't sound real. I don't have these issues with my other devices.

There is no reason to buy the Q5s TC when the Q3 is just about the same. The IFI hip dac is $150 and sounds better. Their implementation of Base boost is better as well. Then the all in one solution like the LG V series are far superior to the Q5s TC sadly. Take the LG V30, it's a quad dac with MQA support. It's a smartphone that out performs the Q5s TC. The ONE thing the Q5s TC was built for and can't even do a good job.

The Q5s TC HAS the hardware to be a good dac. I have no clue what FIIO engineers are doing, but they aren't doing their job correctly. In this current form, the Q5s TC should be priced at $100. It's just a Q3 with bluetooth that sounds the same as the Q3 and the IFI hip dac that's $150 beats both the Q3 and Q5s TC.

Since the Q5s TC can get firmware updates, I hope FIIO does the correct thing and issue a proper update. My current version is 1.4

Honestly speaking this isn't a honest review but in fact just your ridiculous personal opinion...
 
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Dude, your references are wrong. This is a linear sounding device above all, and that's what is supposed to be. No offense but I guess very few people will take seriously a "review" in which "bass" is called "base" and the ultimate sound test is... gunshots in rap songs...
 
Feb 24, 2021 at 5:53 PM Post #2,970 of 3,110

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Try using equalizer and see how are things then.

The bass boost lowers the mids and the treble when you activate it. It is actually OK if you listen music very loud (guess rap is for listening above average volume levels ? Same for movies.).

Amp part is not the best, but the DAC is excellent. If you have other amplifiers, connect them to the line out and try so as well. :ok_hand: See how it is.

There are digital filters as well, you can change that with the Fiio app. "Sharp Roll-off" gives most bass. Try that as well. If you decide try it and don't hear change immediately, leave it at sharp roll-off and listen so. After days try another, you will see the other filters are more soft sounding. And less bass.
 

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