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FiiO - BTR5

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Excellence

1 Year of
Warranty

Ideal for
Taking Calls

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Best Suited for
Portable Use

Bluetooth with LDAC
aptX LL, aptX HD & AAC

9 Hours of
Battery Life

2.5mm
Balanced Output

Pair with Laptop
via USB C

ESS Sabre ES9218P
Dual DAC Chip

Upto 240mW @ 32Ω
Power Output

Battery Capacity of
550 mAh

Unquestionably one of the best Portable DAC/Amp solutions we've ever tried, the BTR5 assumes a portable formfactor but retains a modern slimness and elegant tall profile. The 2.5D glass with display makes it equally gorgeous to look at and hold.
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DESCRIPTION

ELEVATE TO HIGH-RES SOUND TODAY WITH THE PORTABLE FIIO BTR5

Make your Bluetooth device a part of the High-Res wireless set up with the FiiO BTR5. With Bluetooth 5.0, the BTR5 extends support to high-quality Bluetooth codecs like AAC, SBC, AptX, AptX LL, AptX HD, and LDAC up to 96 kHz. So if you are in two minds about investing in high-end audiophile setups, the FiiO BTR5 is a perfect option for you to access excellent sound using your current device.
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LOW POWER CONSUMPTION & EFFICIENT DECODING WITH QUALCOMM CSRS675 BLUETOOTH CHIP

The biggest perk of integrating the Qualcomm CSRS675 into the BTR5 is low-power consumption and improved audio capacities. This allows BTR5 to support 24-bit and 120Mhz DSP audio processing for efficient Bluetooth decoding. You can use the BTR5 for watching videos, playing games or listening to music and be assured of outstanding sound quality.

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THE FPGA + DUAL CRYSTAL OSCILLATOR SETUP FOR HIGH-FIDELITY SONIC EXCELLENCE

There are two core functions of music players—seamless transmission of digital audio signals and efficient clock management which is taken care of by the FPGA. FPGA plays a vital role in reducing jitters, enhancing stability and flawlessly integrating different clock rates. With the proficient FPGA at play, the BTR5 is also supported by the 45.1584/49.152 MHz dual crystal oscillators that reproduce audio accurately regardless of the sampling rate. This exquisite setup allows the FiiO BTR5 to drive excellent audio fidelity.

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NEVER MISS ON QUALITY SOUND BE IT IN THE BLUETOOTH MODE OR THE USB MODE

To produce detailed reproduction of sound, the ESS SABRE ES9218P was employed. Combining multi-level analogue gain and digital volume in a dual-volume adjustment design allows you to control the volume precisely without affecting the dynamic range. If you are using the balanced output, the BTR5 delivers 220mW output at 32Ω and 7.6Vpp at 3000 Ω. Apart from being exceptional at lossless Bluetooth performance, the BTR5 is equally capable of USB decoding all thanks to the XMOS XUF208. This control chip empowers the BTR5 to decode sound asynchronously under USB Class 2.0. Moreover, if you use the BTR5 as the USB DAC through its USB Type-C connector, it can decode up to 384kHz sampling rate and DSD.

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EXPERIENCE DETAILED BALANCED SOUND WITH A TRULY BALANCED AUDIO STRUCTURE

Offering the convenience of balanced as well as single-ended output, the BTR5 offers better power and detailed sound resolution. Each audio channel of the BTR5 is driven independently with each channel having its DAC and amplifier. This truly balanced audio architecture extends pure balanced sound. Kindly note that when 3.5mm and 2.5mm outputs are inserted simultaneously only the 3.5mm port will provide sound to ensure that the BTR5 functions normally.

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CRISP AND GORGEOUS OLED SCREEN & A SILKY SMOOTH ALUMINIUM BODY

The crisp and clear 0.49 inch 64x32 resolution OLED screen is among the best features of the BTR5. It is one screen that displays everything including info about pairing, connection, call status, power status, encoding format and volume. It also allows you to view and modify the charging status, car mode, filters and EQ. Similar to some of the latest smartphones, the FiiO BTR5 sports a sleek aluminium body with curved glass and an oleophobic layer on the top which gives it a smooth and fingerprint resisting body.

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UP TO 9 HOURS OF MUSIC PLAYTIME AND NOISE CANCELLING MICROPHONE FOR CLEAR CALLS

Fully charge the built-in 550mAh battery of your FiiO BTR5 in just 1.5 hours and once it's completely charged you can use it for as long as 9 hours. With a built-in omnidirectional high-sensitivity microphone, you can use a headset like the CTIA which comes with an external microphone. The moment you connect the headset, the FiiO BTR5 recognizes it to seamless switch the microphone. Whether you are using the microphone of the BTR5 or the CTIA headset you get smart cVc 8.0 noise cancellation that cancels out noise for crystal clear calls.

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NFC ENABLED SMART AMP/DAC THAT SAVES YOUR BATTERY AND ADAPTS ACCORDING TO YOUR CONVENIENCE

When you connect the BTR5 to your smartphone you can manage the volume of both devices separately allowing you to adjust the volume with better precision. It also remembers your preferred volume level, saving your effort and time. In iOS devices, you can even view the battery percentage right from the widget. Smart enough to detect the kind of headphone you are using, the FiiO BTR5 adjusts its output once you insert the headphone. The moment you remove the headphone, the BTR5 is smart enough to pause the music and to go into low power consumption mode saving battery life. You can connect to compatible devices using NFC one-touch connectivity. If you are using the BTR5 in the car mode, the BTR5 turns on and off depending on the car.

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WITH A SINGLE MULTI-FUNCTIONAL BUTTON & SUPPORT TO FIIO'S MUSIC APP FOR PERSONALISATION

Pairing, play, pause, accept calls, hang up calls open voice assistant using a single multifunctional button on the FiiO BTR5. Once you've disconnected your paired devices via Bluetooth you can simply press the multi-function button to quickly pair with the device again. Just double-tap the multi-function to activate your voice assistant. You can change how your BTR5 sounds using the FiiO Music App like to remotely control channel balance, select from 4 DAC lowpass filters or adjust 10 band equalizers. Kindly note that the equalizer does not work in the LDAC. In the box, you get a 360° of all-around protection case along with a detachable back clip using which you can wear it vertically or horizontally. You can even tuck the FiiO BTR5 in your pocket using this clip.

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SPECS

SPECIFICATION
MODEL BTR5
WEIGHT About 43.7 g(incl. battery)
DIMENSIONS 
About 72×32×11.1mm (exclusive of back clip)
AUDIO INPUT Bluetooth connection (Bluetooth 5.0 supported)
SUPPORTED AUDIO FORMATS AAC/SBC/aptX/aptX LL/ aptX HD/LDAC
NFC Supported
MIC FUNCTION Support Bluetooth call, built-in omnidirectional microphone; support external microphone of CTIA cable
HEADPHONE OUTPUT 3.5 mm stereo jack
USB PORT Type C USB
BALANCED HEADPHONE OUTPUT 2.5mm jack
DRIVE ABILITY 16~100Ω(PO)
16~150Ω(BAL)
CHANNEL BALANCE ≤0.1 dB
GAIN Supported(High/Low)
VOLUME CONTROL Side buttons
STATUS INDICATION Display indicates the Bluetooth code, charging, battery, volume, sampling rate, menu
APP INTERCONNECTION Supports setting through App
BLUETOOTH CODEC DISPLAY Supported
CHARGING TIME ≤1.5 h (DC 5V 500mA)
POWER INPUT Recommend DC 5V 500mA
BATTERY CAPACITY 550 mAh
OUTPUT POWER PO about 80mW(32Ω loaded)
PO about 90mW(16Ω loaded)
BAL about 240mW(32Ω loaded)
BAL about 240mW(16Ω loaded)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz~20kHz (aptX connection)
20Hz~40kHz (LDAC connection)
THD+N PO<0.003%(LDAC 1kHz A-weighted)
BAL<0.002%(LDAC 1kHz A-weighted)
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE PO≤1.0Ω(32Ω loaded)
BAL≤2.0Ω(32Ω loaded)
NOISE FLOOR PO≤2uV( A-weighted)
BAL≤2.2uV( A-weighted)
AMPLITUDE PO:1.6V(32Ω /THD+N<1%)
PO: 1.8V (no loaded)
BAL: 2.8V(32Ω /THD+N<1%)
BAL: 3.6V(no loaded)
SNR PO≥118dB (32Ω A-weighted)
BAL≥122dB(32Ω A-weighted)
CROSSTALK PO≥ 95dB(1kHz no loaded)
BAL≥ 118dB(1kHz 32Ω loaded)
BAL≥119dB(1kHz no loaded)
SAMPLING RATE SUPPORTED UPTO 384kHz/32bit(USB DAC)
DSD SUPPORT (USB IN) DSD64/128/256
CHIPS USED DAC: ES9218PC * 2
USB: XMOS XUF208
Bluetooth: CSR8675
BATTERY LIFE & TEST CONDITIONS
BATTERY LIFE About 9h
BLUETOOTH TRANSMITTER iPhone (AAC)
CONNECTED HEADPHONE M3 open earbuds(27Ω)
VOLUME With set output at 40mV
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS 1. FiiO BTR5
2. Type C USB charging cable
3. Back Clip
4. Quick Start Guide
5. Warranty Card

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Warranty
Ideal For Smartphone & Desktop Smartphone & Desktop Smartphone & Desktop Smartphone & Desktop
Weight 43.7g 15g 37g 22g
DAC Chip ESS SABRE ES9218P ESS SABRE ES9281 ESS Sabre ES9218P X2 ESS Sabre ES9010
Sample Rate 384kHz/32bit 32bit/384kHz 32bit/348Khz 24-bit / 96kHz
Inbuilt Battery
Battery Life 9 Hours 15 Hours
Balanced Outputs
Outputs 2.5mm & 3.5mm 3.5mm 2.5mm & 3.5mm 3.5mm
Digital Inputs USB Type-C USB Type-C
Output level PO About 80mW(32Ω Loaded)
PO About 90mW(16Ω Loaded)
BAL About 240mW(32Ω Loaded)
BAL About 240mW(16Ω Loaded)
1V/62 mW 16Ω 1.4V/62 mW 32Ω 2V/27mW 150Ω Unbalanced: 91mW @ 32 Ohms Balanced:160mW @ 32 Ohms 1.2 volts
Signal to Noise Ratio PO≥118dB (32Ω A-Weighted)
BAL≥122dB(32Ω A-Weighted)
Unbalanced:120dB Balanced:120dB
Bluetooth Version V5.0 V5.0
Bluetooth Codecs AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX LL, aptX HD, and LDAC HWA, LDAC, aptX HD, aptX, AAC & SBC
MQA Support
Volume Control
Expert Verdict "The FiiO BTR5 is the best Bluetooth receiver I have tried up to date, it offers pretty much everything I imagined on a 2020 Bluetooth device."
Headfonics
"Paired with a good pair of IEM’s, like the or the new iBasso IT00 and you’ll be good for quite some time, on a tight budget. A great bang for a buck, that goes straight into my recommendation list."
Headfonia
"The UP4 is a great little device for those people who have a good set of earphones or headphones yet don’t want to go down the expensive external DAP route."
Audiophile On
"The DragonFly Black continues this commitment to better sound quality on a budget, but in an even more impressive package. The look of it may be same, but this is easily the best DragonFly yet."
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    1 Year Warranty

    Don't sweat it, this FiiO BTR5 comes with a 1 year warranty from FiiO that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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    The Verge

    "The FiiO BTR5 is the best Bluetooth receiver I have tried up to date, it offers pretty much everything I imagined on a 2020 Bluetooth device."

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    Headfonia

    "Pairs well with most IEMs, even some easier to drive headphones, OLED display, glass front, metallic body, + Sonic performance, + Nice plastic case from the get-go."

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    What Hi-Fi

    "I personally really like the FiiO BTR5 and the pricing is very reasonable for a feature-packed product of such outstanding build quality. Great build quality."

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    Headfonia

    "The sound is also dynamic, punchy, colorful, detailed and vivid. If you want a full plate when it comes to features, Codecs, EQ and a balanced output, BTR5 is totally way to go."

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    Inner Fidelity

    "BTR5 is more a DAC with wireless capabilities because of its sound quality, support for high resolution audio and power that it can bring. Portable device lovers have just got one more great device."

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    Inner Fidelity

    "BTR5 impressed me with its build quality and sonics, it sounds impeccable for this size and for this price.The best Bluetooth codec support and a really wide Bluetooth range."

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    What Hi-Fi

    "I have spent a lot of time with the FiiO BTR5 and was by the end very impressed with its natural, clear and pretty detailed presentation. BTR5 to one of my favorite budget audiophile devices."

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    Customer Reviews

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    Shashi Ranjan (Patna)
    Bluetooth range is 10 feet only.

    It sounds loud and good, excellent pairing everytime. But what I noticed it has less than 10 feet bluetooth range in general and loses connectivity within 2 or 3 feet if u turn around that's a big problem bcoz u always have to keep ur mobile in range or in hand. For smartphone users it's sound production is more than our ear receiving capacity but u may not satisfied with the sound quality in terms of clean, details and quality sound. Fiio BTR 5 control app works good and has an excellent control over the device only LDAC mode audio not supported by equalizer but sounds good in this mode. A good quality multi drivers IEMs may solve smartphone users problem bcoz it's loudness is enough and details are clean and crispy but it may good for laptop or other sound systems. I use it with KZ ZSN pro 10 even RHA MA 390 sounds well through BTR5,

    Hey Shashi, thanks for sharing your honest feedback!

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    Sriram M.C (Chennai)
    Disappointed with the fiio btr 5

    After much research and anticipation I finally bought the fiio Btr 5.I was utterly disappointed with the performance.
    I had previously bought the shanling UA 1 from you and paired with my Samsung S21 ultra it's performance was far better than the Btr 5
    I would like to return it immediately and get some other product instead

    Sad to know that the product was not up to your expectation. It is natural for a device to be absolutely loved by one and hated by another.
    We welcome you to talk to our Headphone Gurus so that you may discover the right product that will make you happy. We don't want to lose any of the customers who come to our website, leaving unhappy.

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    ashutosh singh (New Delhi)
    great

    Gives new dimensions to your headphones. Best sounding product from FIIO

    Thank you for sharing this positive review.

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    Akshay Chopde (Bengaluru)
    Great for beginners

    Portable yet powerful, using it with KZ ZSN Pro X certainly an amazing upgrade. Pretty useful with a mobile device and thus good to take along while travelling or just going for a leisurely walk.

    Thank you for sharing your review.

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    RANDHIR PATIL (Mumbai)
    Satisfied With buy... BTR 5...

    After long research and lot of confusion .. you have to make a choise .. and I made it to BTR5 .. and not regretting it..

    For the record ... I am a music lover .. not an audiophile or something like that..

    I have Desktop PC with Creative inspire 4.1 setup .. speakers are almost 18 years old but still packs punch... Firstly i was looking for sound card for them ... but as nowadays we are using Bluetooth to play music everywhere i.e boombox , car , mobile etc.
    So, i left the thought of soundcard and decided to go for Amp/Dac... Which fulfils my requirements of playing song through my mobile, car stereo and mainly my creative speakers with my pc ...
    As earlier said .. i am not an audiophile .. but after playing music through my speakers ,via BTR5 now started to notice some details in songs which earlier not audible through normal setup...
    And I am enjoying it...

    Changes in sound noticed are ..
    Voice: crystal clear
    Bass : punchy..
    Music : Detailed and specific (i don't understand Highs , mids and lows language .. sorry for that ... But one word for music is DETAILED ....
    If you have first time bought any amp/Dac... you will get my point after listening)..

    That's all folks.....!!!

    We're so happy to hear that! Happy listening! :)

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    Aashish Rameshkumar (Chennai)

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    Akash (Bhubaneswar)
    Good amp and DAC with Bluetooth

    Good amp and dac.
    battery is a Little low. Great sound resolution, no hisses or pops, no cracking at a higher volume, drives my planar magnetics sufficiently on high gain and SE output.
    Overall great if you need Bluetooth dac for your iem.

    Hey Akash, thanks for sharing your honest feedback, we really appreciate it!

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    Ajay Jojo (Chennai)
    Great on the go product

    One of the best Bluetooth solutions and the price is a real steal for all that you are getting. FiiO has a winner in their hands with the pure versatility it offers

    Hey Ajay, thanks for sharing this positive review. We are so happy that you're loving your new purchase!

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