FiiO's new Q1 portable DAC-amp: Let's drink to "Happy Listening"!

Discussion in 'Portable Headphone Amps' started by joe bloggs, Sep 12, 2015.
  1. maheeinfy
    It seems my Fiio Q1 doesn't work when i turn it on first and then connect it to USB on Win7 machine
    It only works when first connected to USB and then turned on.
    Is this an issue?
  2. Jesse Oh
    My q1 works with my phone if I connect it with 2 cords: micro USB to USB female, and USB to micro USB. But when I use a single micro male to micro male it doesn't work. Faulty cable? (got it cheap off eBay)
  3. FiiO
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  4. DjBobby

    Thanks a lot!
  5. Jesse Oh
    This is really a great device for the price. I've been travelling a lot and using the q1 extensively. Works great with all my cans, even my lcd2's. Such a steal.
  6. SilenceToo
    I'd love to know how folks running the latest iOS version are using the Q1 with an iPhone/iPod/iPad. I just bought the MFI certified lightning to USB cable from Zeskit which has a ton of good reviews. That, combined with a micro USB to USB female adapter gets me nothing on any of my iDevices. I've also tried other lightning cables in this configuration with no luck.
    I'm wondering if this is by Apple's design via last week's latest iOS update.
    Anybody running current iOS and able to use the lightning out into the Q1?!
  7. Brooko Contributor
    Yep- iPhone SE, IOS 10.3.1
    Using this cable -
    Works perfectly
  8. SilenceToo
    Thanks, Brooko!
  9. maheeinfy
  10. FiiO
    Dear maheeinfy,
    We are not quite sure about the issue you mentioned. Did you turn on the CHG swtich in the Q1? Or you may change another USB cables and UAB ports to see whether it helps?
    Best regards
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  11. holden4th
    to follow on from Brooke....

    Same here except I'm using the iPhone 7. I have all the same gear as the original poster and tests it out 10 minutes ago
  12. maheeinfy
    It turns out it was my computer. I did not shut it down for a while
    I rebooted by computer and my Fiio Q1 works fine, whether it was turned on or not prior to plugging into laptop
  13. FiiO
    Dear maheeinfy,

    So the issue solved now? If yes, it is so glad to hear that. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.

    Best regards
    FiiO Stay updated on FiiO at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.

  14. maheeinfy
    Yes it is resolved. Thanks again!
  15. vandaven
    Really impressed by the sound of the Q1 here, I honestly can't think of a better (simple) DAC / HP-Amp for my iPad Air. The sound in the (high-)mid and bass region is way more articulated / detailed in comparison to the iPad's headphone output, which has a tendency to sound soft and squashed, especially with my preferred Sennheiser HD-26 PRO (also "witnessed" on Beyerdynamic DT-770s and Focal Spirit Professionals). Honestly, the iPad doesn't do it in an unpleasant way, but the additional detail and punch are missing and "traded in" for some uncontrolled rumbly low-end.
    But the Q1 can also stand up against bigger guys: When connected to the computer, the little Fiio unit's sound signature goes way more into direction of my (expensive) Lynx Hilo reference A/D D/A system than I would like to admit.

    For the price, it's revolutionary!


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