1 Year of
Best Suited for
Bluetooth with LDAC
aptX LL, aptX HD & AAC
9 Hours of
Pair with Laptop
via USB C
ESS Sabre ES9219C
Dual DAC Chip
Upto 240mW @ 32Ω
Battery Capacity of
Make your Bluetooth device a part of the High-Res wireless set up with the FiiO BTR5 2021. 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 on the lookout for high-end audiophile setups, the FiiO BTR5 is a perfect option for you to access excellent sound using your current device.
The FiiO BTR5 2021 has been upgraded to offer maximum audio playback capability. A new addition to the updated BTR5 2021 is support for MQA protocol with decoding and rendering capability. This allows for high-resolution, master-level sound quality even in reasonably sized files. FiiO BTR5 2021 supports up to 16X MQA decoding with applicable music apps to enjoy music in life-like quality.
The core of the FiiO BTR5 2021 has been renewed with two ESS SABRE ES9219C DAC chips with better decoding performance than the previous generation, a higher signal-to-noise ratio, and lower power consumption. To further solidify the audio architecture the BTR5 2021 has utilised an XMOS XUF208 control chip. With this chip, the BTR5 2021 is capable of asynchronous audio decoding and can decode up to 384kHz sampling rate and native DSD in USB2.0 and Asynchronous USB DAC supports 384kHz sampling rate and DSD256 natively.
The biggest perk of integrating and updating the Qualcomm CSRS8675 into the FiiO BTR5 2021 is low-power consumption and improved audio capabilities. This chip allows BTR5 2021 to support 24-bit and 120Mhz DSP audio processing for efficient Bluetooth decoding. You can use the BTR5 2021 for watching videos, playing games or listening to music and be assured of outstanding sound quality.
FiiO BTR5 2021 comes embedded with a precision FPGA clock and this 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 reduced and signal stability is improved, completely solving the problem of different clock rates between the different components. 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.
To offer greater power and detailed resolution, the FiiO BTR5 2021 features both 2.5mm balanced and 3.5mm single-ended outputs. In its balanced audio architecture, each channel is driven separately with its own DAC and amplifier, allowing the BTR5 2021 to bring a purer sound with unmatched finesse and balance. 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.
The crisp and clear 0.49 inch 64x32 resolution OLED screen is among the best features of the FiiO BTR5 2021. 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 2021 sports a durable aluminium body with curved glass and an oleophobic layer on the top which gives it a smooth and fingerprint-resistant body.
Fully charge the built-in 550mAh battery of your FiiO BTR5 2021 in just 1.5 hours. Once it's charged completely you can use it for as long as 9 hours. With built-in dual omnidirectional high-sensitivity microphones, you can use a headset like the CTIA, which comes with an external microphone. 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.
When you connect the BTR5 2021 to your headphones or phone, It remembers your preferred volume level, saving you 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 2021 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. When a USB connection is detected with 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. 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.
Pairing, play, pause, accept calls, hang up calls and open voice assistant using the dedicated buttons on the FiiO BTR5 2021. Once you've disconnected your paired devices via Bluetooth, you can press the Bluetooth reconnect button to reconnect with the device again. Just double-tap the dedicated button to activate your voice assistant. You can change how your BTR5 2021 sounds using the FiiO Music App and remotely control channel balance, select from 4 DAC lowpass filters or adjust the sound on a 10 band equaliser. Kindly note that the equaliser functionality does not work in the LDAC. In the box, you get a 360° of all-around protection case along with a detachable back clip and a USB Type-C to Type-C cable.
|WEIGHT||About 43.7g（incl. battery）|
|DIMENSIONS||About 72mm × 32mm × 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|
|DRIVER-FREE MODE（SWITCH MODE)||Supported|
|MIC FUNCTION||Support Bluetooth call, built-in omnidirectional microphone; support external microphone of CTIA cable|
|SE HEADPHONE OUTPUT||3.5 mm stereo port|
|USB PORT||Type C USB|
|BALANCED HEADPHONE OUTPUT||2.5mm port|
|RECOMMENDED HEADPHONE IMPEDANCE||16~100Ω（PO）
|VOLUME CONTROL||Side buttons|
|STATUS INDICATION||Display indicates the Bluetooth code, charging, battery, volume, sampling rate, menu|
|APP INTERCONNECTION||Supports setting through App|
|CHARGING TIME||≤1.5 h (DC 5V 500mA)|
|POWER INPUT||Recommend DC 5V 500mA|
|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 32Ω dbA)
BAL＜0.002%(LDAC 1kHz 32Ω dbA)
|OUTPUT IMPEDANCE||PO≤1.0Ω（32Ω loaded）
|NOISE FLOOR||PO≤2uV（32Ω dbA）
PO: 1.8V (no loaded)
BAL: 2.8V（32Ω /THD+N＜1%）
BAL: 3.6V (no loaded)
|SNR||PO≥118dB (32Ω dbA)
|CROSSTALK||PO≥ 79dB（1kHz 32Ω loaded）
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: ES9219C * 2
USB: XMOS XUF208
|STANDARD EDITION||1. FiiO BTR5 2021|
|2. Type-C to Type-C Cable|
|3. Back Clip|
|4. Quick Start Guide|
|5. Warranty Card|
|APPLE EDITION||1. FiiO BTR5 2021|
|2. Type-C to Type-C Cable|
|3. Type-C to Lightning Cable|
|4. Back Clip|
|5. Quick Start Guide|
|6. Warranty Card|
Don't sweat it, this FiiO BTR5 2021 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.
Read more about FiiO's warranty in India.
Woww is the word for it's sound signature, my most favourite kind
Perfect lows and mids but it's like a king in highs...the highs were smooth and I feel like never heard before....my pre dacs are fiio k1 , Odyssey HD, Ak XB10 , shanling UA2 and I will say very firmly FIIO BTR5 sounds better than all... especially it's sounds better than wired Shanling UA2!!!! Definitely it's worth more than what you pay , it can be used also like usb Dac
My fiio FD1 and Tripowin Mele sounds much better now both highs were sound harsh with other Dacs now ., Especially in some social media i trashed Mele , this dac completely changed my opinion .
Only CON - BT range is not that great , you can't walk around your house , jus because of that cutting 1 star..but it's undoubtedly awesome sounding Dac
I tested with one plus 7 , iems moondrop SSR, fiio FD1 , tripowin Mele, TC01, KZ zex , Blon 03
Scenario1: I am using Sennheiser’s CX 300S earphones with btr5 2021 in bluetooth mode to watch youtube videos from laptop.
Scenario2: I am using Sennheiser’s CX 300S earphones WITHOUT btr5 2021 (by directly plugging the earphones to aux output of laptop ) to watch youtube videos from laptop.
Results: It sounds better( louder and clearer) WITHOUT BTR52021 and I am terribly dissapointed!!!
If you want the flexibility of having a device that allows you to use IEMs or wired Headphones over Bluetooth with the option of going wired as well .. this is a very useful device.
My requirement was a bluetooth receiver with DAC for my car audio in my upgraded music system for my BMW 320i, I was missing on the power and clarity which this small device provides, I was highly impressed and it lived up to the expectation. Superb product. Keep it up.
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Btr 5 has always been one of the best thing FIIO makes, and I can attest to that. Search for any review online and you will hear nothing but positive things and recommendations.
I'd say it's a good entry level all rounder device for beginners.
Thank you for the super review & ratings. We hope you had a comfortable shopping experience. Cheers!
>Build quality is good
>No issues with codec’s
>Bluetooth range is not good as compared with ifi GO blue
>No where in the spec sheet mentioned MQA support as it’s there in HiByFC5 spec sheet.
>Sounds fantastic with Bluetooth and without Bluetooth (wired) this little machine sounds phenomenal.
>with fd3pro high frequencies are little bit harsh
> power output is good compared to other competitors
>finally the Fiio control app is very helpful for audioholic people.
BTR5 2021 will lead the show
We thank you for this lovely review & we are glad you are enjoying it! Keep the music playing.
So glad you are loving it Harry!
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