FiiO Q15 Is Officially Released – Portable Desktop-Grade DAC and Headphone Amplifier
After 4 years, the upgraded model of the Q5S, the Q15, is finally coming out. The Q15 combines FIIO’s cutting-edge technologies and platforms in an easy-to-hold body, delivering a more comprehensive performance than any other product in its class. It is dedicated to fulfilling the rich needs of your portable or desktop use in a single device.
FIIO first uses AG glass for the back panel of the Q15, which is anti-scratch and anti-fingerprint with a delicate touch. Coupling with the golden size ratio of 18:9 makes it comfortable to use both when being handheld and when bundled with other portable devices. Whether on the go or a business trip, you can easily remain in control of your high-quality sound.
As a portable desktop-grade machine, the Q15 features a new desktop mode, sporting a separate Type-C power connector for it. When the Q15 is connected to the PD power adapter, the Q15 will be powered externally completely bypassing the battery, allowing for a desktop-like experience even on the go. When put in Desktop Mode, the Q15 under balanced output can put out 1600MW in enhanced over-ear headphone mode, which is more than enough to easily drive various IEMs and full-size headphones.
The Q15 is the only model among products of the same grade that features AKM’s newest DAC combination – the AK4191EQ+AK4499EX. When working in tandem with the newly developed “DWA Routing Technology”, audio performance is greatly improved. The result is a more detailed, yet natural and realistic sound that makes the listener think they have been transported to the concert site.
The Q15 features triple hard cores – a TI Cortex M4 processor, XMOS 16-core XU316 with dual audio crystal oscillators, and Qualcomm QCC5125 Bluetooth chip, combining USB DAC, Bluetooth, and coaxial decoding in one. USB DAC supports 768kHz/32bit PCM, DSD512, and MQA full decoding; Bluetooth decoding supports hi-res Bluetooth codecs like LDAC and aptX Adaptive; coaxial decoding supports 92kHz/24bit and DSD64.
Moreover, the Q15 features a 1.3-inch full-color IPS display, allowing a clear glance at the working mode, sampling rate, volume level, battery level, gain, etc. Combined with the versatile knob, you can quickly and accurately realize a variety of functions, such as volume adjusting input switching, and menu settings. Independent phone mode switch, standard RCA coaxial connector, global PEQ, 5-level audio circuit, impressive internal components.