FiiO has announced the arrival of their upgraded portable high-fidelity Bluetooth amplifier – the FiiO BTR5 2021. It’s an upgraded version from the well-loved BTR5 (original version), and this iteration is revamped with bigger and better features.
The core of the BTR5 has been renewed with the ES9219C DAC chip with better decoding performance, higher signal-to-noise ratio, and lower power consumption. A new addition to the updated BTR5 2021 is support for MQA Renderer, allowing for high-resolution, master-level sound quality in reasonably sized files well-suited for your mobile device. It supports up to MQA 16x decoding with applicable music applications.
Your Bluetooth device can be transformed into a part of a Hi-Res Wireless setup by simply connecting it to the BTR5 2021. With the help of the BTR5 2021’s Bluetooth version 5.0 supporting high-resolution formats such as AAC/ SBC/ aptX/ aptX Low Latency/ aptX HD/ LDAC up to 96kHz, you can get a totally portable yet excellent sounding setup with your current device.
Utilising an XMOS XUF208 control chip, the BTR5 2021 is capable of asynchronous audio decoding under USB Audio Class 2.0. As a USB DAC, the BTR5 2021 can decode up to 384kHz sampling rate and native DSD. The Qualcomm CSR8675 is a low-power Bluetooth chip with enhanced audio capabilities, such as supporting 24-bit audio processing and possessing a 120 MHz DSP, allowing it to powerfully handle various Bluetooth decoding functions with ease.
An FPGA is responsible for the transmission and reception of Bluetooth and USB digital audio signals, as well as clock management. In the BTR5 2021, after the Bluetooth signal is processed through the FPGA, jitter is greatly reduced and signal stability is improved, completely solving the problem of different clock rates that exist between the different parts of the audio architecture.
With the addition of a dedicated FPGA, the 45.1584/49.152MHz dual crystal oscillators can more accurately reproduce audio signals under various sampling rates during Bluetooth and USB decoding. While the BTR5 2021 has a built-in omnidirectional high-sensitivity microphone, you can use an external microphone in a 3.5mm CTIA headset. When using either set of microphones, you can benefit from cVc 8.0 noise cancellation technology, which intelligently adjusts microphone gain and effectively suppresses background noise for crystal clear calls.
With a built-in 550mAh battery, the BTR5 2021 only takes 1.5 hours to fully charge but lasts for a length of 9 hours.
Transform into a USB audio adapter: When a USB connection is detected the BTR5 2021, it will automatically prompt you to turn on “USB Audio Adapter” mode, which turns off charging to the BTR5 2021 and allows you to use it as an audio dongle for your phone or other devices.
Satisfy your music listening needs: Scientifically precise, yet intuitive settings allow you to tune the BTR5 2021 to exactly your needs, such as – channel balance, 2 audio filters, and the 10-band equaliser. Of special note is the ability to adjust odd and even order harmonic distortion, allowing you to make the music warmer and colder to explore the sides of music you never knew about.
The FiiO BTR5 2021 retails for S$199.00 (including GST) and is available immediately at AV One (av1group.com.sg), Headphones.SG, Jaben, SAM audio, Stereo Electronics and Treoo.