In order to further improve sound quality, the Q5s utilizes the XMOS XUF208 USB decoding chip paired with a precise clock matching management system, allowing for support up to 768kHz/32 bit PCM and hardware-decoded native DSD – so you can be sure of excellent sound no matter what format your music is in. The Q5s is able to support Bluetooth 5.0 which ensures a stable, high quality Bluetooth audio experience. Various bluetooth audio codec support—such as the AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX low latency, aptX HD, LDAC, and HWA.
A well-designed power supply goes a long way towards achieving great sound. Alongside the numerous low-noise LDO regulators, the analog, digital, low-pass, and amplification secions of the Q5s are independently powered and isolated from each other – ensuring your music comes through as cleanly and purely as possible.
The dual AK4493EQ DACs work together with six carefully-implemented op amps to form a true balanced audio design.4-channel analog volume control, Panasonic film capacitors. The Q5s continues to use the interchangeable amp module design of its predecessor, and is fully compatible with all FiiO amp modules released thus far. The new standard amp balanced amp module AM3E is versatile, with 3.55 mm single-ended as well as both 2.5mm and 4.4mm balanced outputs.
With the upgrade to the XMOS clock management system, the Q5s has unparalleled decoding capabilities over USB, SPDIF, and Bluetooth.
The sandblasted all-aluminum alloy CNC chassis with perfectly rounded corners give the Q5s a suave and stout experience worthy of its position.