[FiiO Q5s Type C ‖ Q5s] Bluetooth DSD-capable Amplifier,AK4493x2,768k/32bit
Mar 21, 2019 at 7:50 AM Post #46 of 3,185

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Thank you for the prompt reply @Kean FiiO! The fact it's built on the AM3B rather than the AM3A is great news since the AM3B seems to have meaningfully more power than the AM3A. Like I said, I will probably end up getting the AM3D anyway at some point, but more power is good news for me since I'll primarily be using this to drive MrSpeakers planars.

Speaking of the AM3D THX module, is there any chance you have room to add a 2.5mm balanced connector in addition to the 4.4mm balanced connector (so it would end up having 3.5mm, 2.5mm, and 4.4mm - just like the AM3E)? I know FiiO offers the BL44 adapter to use 2.5mm headphones with a 4.4mm jack, but having the 2.5mm jack built in would be nice for when I'm using IEMs. If it's not physically possible I'll just buy the BL44 - but I figured it was worth asking since we were already talking about connectors :slight_smile:
For AM3D,Engineer designed 2 sets of THX AAA-78 amplifier modules for balanced circuit.
So, it is very difficult to add 2.5mm jack inside.
BTW, 4.4mm become more and more popular than 2.5mm?
 
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Mar 21, 2019 at 9:46 AM Post #47 of 3,185

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For AM3D,Engineer designed 2 sets of THX AAA-78 amplifier modules for balanced circuit.
So, it is very difficult to add 2.5mm jack inside.
BTW, 4.4mm become more and more popular than 2.5mm?

I figured that might be the case, but I figured I would ask since you were able to fit both 2.5mm and 4.4mm in with the AM3E.

I suspect 4.4mm will eventually become more popular/prevalent than 2.5mm, but 2.5mm seems to be more universal today - particularly with IEMs. Like I said, I can just pick up your BL44 adapter to use 2.5mm with the AM3D if I end up getting it. Again, thanks for the information!
 
Mar 22, 2019 at 7:53 PM Post #48 of 3,185

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So in the video it says the AM3C Module is super limited and for the japanese market etc. ...so how do I get one? Or why is the video in english and trying to make our mouths wet..?
 
Mar 22, 2019 at 10:20 PM Post #49 of 3,185

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So in the video it says the AM3C Module is super limited and for the japanese market etc. ...so how do I get one? Or why is the video in english and trying to make our mouths wet..?

Dear friend,

Thank you for the kind interest on our products.
The AM3C is the model that specially supply to Japanese market, and the AM3D is the official type which just differ in the name. So you could get the AM3D instead when it is available. :)

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Mar 28, 2019 at 10:54 PM Post #51 of 3,185

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hi, will it support airplay? and what does hi-res audio wireless mean exactly? sure it’s not bluetooth?!
Dear friend,

No the Q5S could not support Airplay function.

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Mar 30, 2019 at 5:22 PM Post #52 of 3,185

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Maybe I missed it here but I am wondering if the AM3E module will work on the Q5 and be offered as a standalone Item?
 
Apr 1, 2019 at 3:07 AM Post #53 of 3,185

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Maybe I missed it here but I am wondering if the AM3E module will work on the Q5 and be offered as a standalone Item?
Dear friend,

Yes. The AM3E will be compatible with the Q5 as well. It will be offered as a standalone item as well.

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Apr 3, 2019 at 6:25 PM Post #54 of 3,185

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I own an X5 3rd gen. Should I get this or get an M11 instead? I still have my A5 amp.
 
Apr 4, 2019 at 5:33 AM Post #55 of 3,185

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I own an X5 3rd gen. Should I get this or get an M11 instead? I still have my A5 amp.
Dear friend,

Thank you for the kind interest on our products.

You may have a try of the Q5s or M11 when it is available in your country first.

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Apr 6, 2019 at 11:10 AM Post #57 of 3,185

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I have IEMs that are terminated with a 2.5mmconnector, IEMs with a 3.5mm connector, and IEMs with a 4.4mm connector so changing to the AM3E module would make sense for me. I am wondering if the other updates to the Q5s are significant enough to warrant replacing my Q5 entirely, or if upgrading to the AM3E will get me by for now.
 
Apr 8, 2019 at 4:12 PM Post #58 of 3,185

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Guys, I dont understand the whole issue with being 4.4mm instead of 2.5 when it's quite easy to buy an adaptor.

What I want to know is when the sales will start. I think the q5s combined with the Sendy Aiva will be a extremely versatile end-game.
 
Apr 8, 2019 at 6:20 PM Post #59 of 3,185

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Guys, I dont understand the whole issue with being 4.4mm instead of 2.5 when it's quite easy to buy an adaptor.

What I want to know is when the sales will start. I think the q5s combined with the Sendy Aiva will be a extremely versatile end-game.
I guess people like to keep it straightforward without adding an adapter to the equation. An cheap adapter may degrade the sound, a quality one is an extra cost. Also it may cause issues as it extends the connection, for example when used in a pocket, and may catch on material and break it. I definitely try to avoid them for portable set ups
 
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Apr 8, 2019 at 7:51 PM Post #60 of 3,185

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I messed up that last post - started it on pc, then finished it on my phone :dizzy_face:
 

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