FiiO Announces Its Q15 Flagship Portable Headphone DAC Amplifier – My Blog

The brand new FiiO DAP (Digital Audio Participant) is the model's flagship headphone amplifier and DAC, … [+] that includes the most recent chipsets and processors for audiophile sound on the go.


FiiO's new flagship Q15 Portable Headphone DAC/Amplifier shall be out there in December and tops off an unimaginable 12 months for the audio model, which has seen a number of product launches this 12 months, together with the KA13 Portable Headphone DAC/Amplifier, K11 Desktop Headphone DAC/Amplifier, FT5 Planar Magnetic Headphones, plus the R7 Music Streamer.

This new private audio gadget can play audio information encoded as much as 768kHz/32-bits, MQA, and native DSD512 Hello-Res audio information. The Q15 is a pocket audio powerhouse that may drive virtually any pair of headphones and options AKM's latest DAC mixture of the AK4191EQ+AK4499EX.

Regardless that the Q15 is designed for moveable listening, FiiO claims its engineers have made appreciable efforts to make sure the Q15 has desktop capabilities. With a switchable Desktop Mode and a devoted USB-C energy connection, the Q15 can bypass its inside battery altogether, offering a desktop-like expertise, even on the go. When Desktop Mode is invoked, the Q15 can output as much as 1600mW, which is ample for driving any In-ear Displays (IEMs) or full-sized headphones.

The brand new Q15 DAP from FiiO can join by way of USB, Coaxial and Bluetooth. There's assist for many … [+] codecs together with aptX Adaptive and LDAC.


The Q15 gives USB, Bluetooth and Coaxial decoding, enabling it to work with numerous gadgets corresponding to smartphones, Digital Audio Gamers (DAPs), CD gamers, streamers and even gaming consoles. ​The Q15 can assist audio information as much as 32-bit / 768kHz (PCM), and DSD512 when utilizing the USB connection.

When utilizing the Coaxial connection, the Q15 can assist audio as much as 24-bit / 192kHz (PCM), and DSD64. Lastly, in Bluetooth receiving mode, the Q15 handles a variety of codecs, together with aptX, aptX LL, aptX Adaptive, aptX HD, and LDAC.

On the coronary heart of the Q15 is an XMOS 16-core XU316 and Qualcomm QCC5125 Bluetooth chip. The chipset combines USB DAC, Bluetooth, and coaxial decoding. A five-level audio circuit incorporates a variable achieve and variable voltage design, with separate low-voltage, low-gain and high-voltage, high-gain modes, making certain compatibility with In-ear Displays (IEMs) and full-size headphones. Digital and analog sections of the Q15's inside audio circuitry have been separated and shielded from one another, decreasing crosstalk to a minimal.

A flagship headphone amplifier/DAC just like the FiiO 15 enables you to stream and hearken to audiophile high quality … [+] music wherever you're.


The Q15 lets customers personalize their listening with a 10-band International PEQ (Parametric Equalizer). There are seven EQ presets plus three customizable PEQ presets. The PEQ can be utilized in each the USB DAC and Bluetooth modes. Frequencies, achieve ranges and bandwidth can all be fine-tuned.

The show on the FiiO Q15 is a 1.3-inch full-color IPS display that may show Mode, Sampling Charge, Quantity Stage, Battery Standing, Achieve, and so forth. The management knob gives fast entry to a couple features, together with quantity, enter switching and menu settings.

The Q15 additionally has a Cellphone Mode change making certain that when related by way of USB-C to a smartphone – corresponding to Apple's iPhone 15 – the ability is drawn from the interior Q15 battery quite than the iPhone's battery.

Pricing & Availability: The FiiO Q15 shall be out there from December 2023 in Black, and Titanium Grey finishes. The value shall be £379 / $399.

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Tech Specs:

DAC: AKM AK4191EQ + AK4499EX mixture.USB chipset: XMOS 16-core XU316.Bluetooth chipset: Qualcomm QCC5125.Most sampling charge (USB DAC): As much as PCM 768kHz/32bit / Native DSD512.Most sampling charge (Coaxial): As much as PCM 192kHz/24bit / DoP DSD64.MQA assist: Sure.SNR: ≥ 123db (A-Weighted).THD+N: <0.0004% (LO/1kHz/10kΩ).Bluetooth codec assist (Obtain): SBC / AAC / aptX / aptX LL / aptX Adaptive / aptX HD / LDAC.Show: 1.30-inch TFT (240×240).Headphone output: 1 x 3.5mm single-ended / 1 x 4.4mm balanced.Line out: 1 x 3.5mm single-ended (Shared PO) / 1 x 4.4mm balanced (Shared PO).Line In: 1 x Coaxial (RCA).USB Connection: 1 x Kind-C USB2.0 (Cost/Knowledge Switch) / 1 x Kind-C USB2.0 (Cost).Coloration choices: Black / Titanium Grey.Dimensions (H x W x D): 143.5 x 71.75 x 21.75mmWeight: 305g.