The Fiio A5 thread: an upgrade of E12A, MUSES02+LME49600, 800mW, 19Vp-p, 12 hours
Mar 7, 2022 at 11:25 PM Post #1,036 of 1,039
I actually almost bought the ifi xcan, but read about there terrible service and there use of planned obsolescence, it sucks.
It's like we now only get terrible choices. There isn't 1 good strong amp with replaceble batteries.

If you're looking for an amp with replaceable batteries (2x9V) may I suggest Ray Samuels Audio SR71A or XP7. I still use them today and works great with dynamic drivers (Sennheiser 580) and planars (Diana V2). I still have a Fiio Q1 (the flask shaped one) which I got as my first amp into this hobby and battery life is now less than half. It's too bad the battery is not replaceable.
Apr 14, 2022 at 2:42 AM Post #1,038 of 1,039
Has anyone here found an alternative to the A5?

I've given up on the search. When Topping released the NX7 last year it looked promising but an Amazon customer left a devasting critique of the device.

These days my mobile listening is mainly through some Sony Bluetooth headphones with LDAC or through the car sound system via Bluetooth standard.
May 18, 2023 at 1:44 AM Post #1,039 of 1,039
Old thread but I’m sure people still have the A5 and want to use it for years to come, here’s the replacement battery I finally found.
£18.11 16% Off | New 11.1V 1000mAh Portable Headphone Amplifier Battery For Fiio E12 E12A A5 Player

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