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    24 15% ₹ 1,600 ₹ 5,400
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    24 15% ₹ 1,600 ₹ 5,400
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    9 13.50% ₹ 3,875 ₹ 1,883
    12 13.50% ₹ 2,954 ₹ 2,462
    18 13.50% ₹ 2,035 ₹ 3,637
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    3 12.99% ₹ 11,236 ₹ 717
    6 13.99% ₹ 5,725 ₹ 1,359
    9 13.99% ₹ 3,883 ₹ 1,953
    12 13.99% ₹ 2,962 ₹ 2,553
    18 14.99% ₹ 2,058 ₹ 4,053
    24 14.99% ₹ 1,599 ₹ 5,396
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    6 13% ₹ 5,709 ₹ 1,262
    9 13% ₹ 3,867 ₹ 1,813
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    6 12% ₹ 5,692 ₹ 1,164
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    12 14% ₹ 2,962 ₹ 2,555
    18 15% ₹ 2,058 ₹ 4,055
    24 15% ₹ 1,600 ₹ 5,400
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    3 13% ₹ 11,236 ₹ 717
    6 14% ₹ 5,725 ₹ 1,360
    9 15% ₹ 3,898 ₹ 2,096
    12 15% ₹ 2,978 ₹ 2,741
    18 15% ₹ 2,058 ₹ 4,055
    24 15% ₹ 1,600 ₹ 5,400
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    3 14% ₹ 11,254 ₹ 773
    6 14% ₹ 5,725 ₹ 1,360
    9 14% ₹ 3,883 ₹ 1,954
    12 14% ₹ 2,962 ₹ 2,555
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    3 13% ₹ 11,236 ₹ 717
    6 13% ₹ 5,709 ₹ 1,262
    9 14% ₹ 3,883 ₹ 1,954
    12 14% ₹ 2,962 ₹ 2,555
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    3 13% ₹ 11,236 ₹ 717
    6 13% ₹ 5,709 ₹ 1,262
    9 14% ₹ 3,883 ₹ 1,954
    12 14% ₹ 2,962 ₹ 2,555
    18 15% ₹ 2,058 ₹ 4,055
    24 15% ₹ 1,600 ₹ 5,400
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Chi-Fi
Excellence

1 Year of
Warranty

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Best Suited for
Portable Use

Bluetooth with
aptX HD & LDAC

Upto 24 Hours of
Battery Life

4.4mm
Balanced Output

Pair with Laptop
via USB-C

Connect With USB-C,
AES, Optical/Coaxial & Aux

1000mW @ 32Ω
Power Output

Dual ESS Sabre ES9038
DAC Chip

Battery Capacity of
5000mAh

DESCRIPTION

FULLY BALANCED CIRCUIT FOR IMPROVED SEPARATION AND REDUCED BACKGROUND NOISE

xDuoo’s XD05 Bal houses a fully balanced digital to analog circuit. This eliminates noise interference and crosstalk between sounds caused by shared ground wires. Not only does this solve the noise artefact issue but also greatly improves separation and reduces background noise for an enjoyable listening experience.

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MINIMAL THD FOR A PRISTINE, DISTORTION FREE SOUND

The technology used in XD05 Bal reduces THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) down to a mere 0.0009%. What this means is the output is the cleanest possible signal without any audible artefacts. The device also has crosstalk up to 100 dB and The S/N up to 117 dB which makes the noise almost inaudible.

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MULTI-INPUT INTERFACE SUPPORT PCM32BIT/768KHZ & DSD512 AND MULTIPLE CODEX SUPPORT OVER BLUETOOTH

xDuoo XD05 Bal can be connected to the USB interface of a computer, mobile phone, tablet and HIFI players for easy use. The device supports up to PCM32bit/768KHz & DSD512. The unit can be even connected to desktop CD players and various digital turntables via HD coaxial or optical input. It supports up to PCM 24bit/192 kHz & DSD64. The device can also be connected to various Bluetooth playback devices with support for SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX LL, aptX HD and LDAC format transmission.
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AES BALANCED DIGITAL SIGNAL INPUT CAPABILITY

The device supports up to PCM 24bit/192KHz, DSD64. AES input which is balanced digital input translates all audio from digital to analog balanced output. This allows for newer sonic experiences.

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HIGH-PERFORMANCE DECODERS

XDuoo XD05 Bal supports various formats including - DSD Format, sampling rate up to DSD512, PCM/DXD format with a sampling rate up to 32bit/768KHz.

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DUAL ES9038Q2M OVER NICHICON, ELNA CAPACITORS FOR A SMOOTH, WARM SOUND

This device adopts imported chips, which are professional power chips paired with high-end capacitors to ensure high-fidelity of sound. MD05 Bal houses dual ES9038Q2M decoding chips which elevate the sound tenfold. There is an adopt CPLD chip for data reshaping, accurate clock synchronisation and reduced jitter. The capacitors used in MD05 adopt NICHICON, ELNA capacitance which has a smooth and warm sound with a sparkling high-end response.

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COMPACT BODY, BIG POWER - UPTO 1000MW OUTPUT POWER

XD05’s small body packs a powerful punch with an output of 1000mW via the single-ended and balanced output. This is no small feat as this throughput is enough to drive the most demanding headphones.

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EASY ACCESS SWITCH ON THE OP AMP

xDuoo XD05 Bal is designed in a manner that it is easy to install op-amp chips so that you can change different models of the op-amp chips by yourself and hear the different sound quality brought forward by the different chips.

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SELECTABLE POWER SUPPLY WITH HIGH DEFINITION DISPLAY

xDuoo MD05 Bal gives you the choice of running on battery power or an external power supply. This is highly thoughtful as when using indoors one can choose to power the device through an external power supply, which feeds more power and can transform the device into a tabletop amplifier. XD05 also Sports a high-definition OLED display for easy access to check the device's decoding setting and other various functions.

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SPECS

GENERAL SPECIFICATION
POWER SUPPLY 3.8V/5000mAh
BATTERY LIFE USB IN ≥ 9H
SPDIF IN ≥ 15H
AUX IN ≥ 24H
SCREEN 0.91 inch OLED
APPLICATION OS Win7/8/10, Linux, Mac OS X, IOS, Android system
WEIGHT 0.29Kg
SIZE 13cmx7.5cmx2.2cm
GAIN +6/15dB
BLUETOOTH FORMATS AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX LL, aptX HD, LDAC
CHARGING TIME ≤5 hours (fast charging 1.2A)
≤11 hours (slow charging 500MA)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE USB/SPDIF : 20Hz~20kHz (±0.5dB)
AMP : 10Hz~60kHz (±0.5dB)
SAMPLING RATE SUPPORT
USB
PCM 16-32BIT/44.1-768kHz
DSD DOP/NATIVE mode, DSD64-512
AES/Optical/Coaxial
PCM 16-24BIT/44.1-192kHz
DSD DSD64(DOP)
6.5 PHONE OUTPUT PARAMETER
OUTPUT POWER 1000mW (32Ω load)
THD+N 0.0015%@1kHz
S/N 115dB
CROSSTALK ≥72dB
4.4 PHONE OUTPUT PARAMETER
OUTPUT POWER 1000mW (32Ω load)
THD+N 0.0009%@1kHz
S/N 117dB
CROSSTALK ≥100dB
AUX OUTPUT PARAMETER
OUTPUT LEVEL 2.0Vrms
THD+N 0.0008%@1kHz
S/N 120dB
CROSSTALK ≥100dB
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS 1. xDuoo XD-05 BAL
2. 1 X USB-C to USB-C long cable
3. 1 X USB-C to USB-A adapter
4. 1 X micro-USB to USB-C short cable
5. 1 X USB-C to USB-C short cable
6. 1 X USB-C to Lightning short cable
7. 1 X mini-XLR to mini-XLR cable
8. 1 X 6.35mm to 3.5mm jack adapter
9. 1 X screwdriver
10. 2 X op-amps
11. 1 X magic stick
12. 5 X screws
13. 10 X silicone rubber feet
14. 10 X silicone bands
15. 1 X warranty card
16. 1 X user manual

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    Narayan Raj (Chennai)
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    Power House, but handle with care!

    Let me not get into technicalities here. Lots of you tube videos! This balanced DAC AMP just can drive my Bayer Dynamic DT 990 - 600 OHMS headphones to insane volumes. That sums it up all.
    A&K Diana, V Moda 100 Master, Grado SR 225e, KZ AS16, Sony WH 1000 XM4 in wired mode - all child's play for this device. My source devices were either Fiio M11pro or Samsung Galaxy s21 Ultra qualcom version. My test tracks were Tundra by Amber Rubarth, Let in Rain by Amanda Marshall, Fragments of time by Daft Punk, Baby can I hold you by Tracy Chapman. Those were the ones to my liking. Sound stage was widest in BD990.
    THIS PORTABLE DEVICE POWERS 600 OHMS HEADPHONES WITHOUT ANY STRAIN. Yes! All that hype you need a powerful desktop amp, is now history! Now it's best left as a desk top unit, (or may be when you travel you can carry this unit to your destination easily) , if you are going to carry and use those power hungry headphones. Battery life is very good. After about 8 hours of testing and listening with various headphones it still had ample juice left. Mind you most of the time it was the BD 990! The 7 stage filters provide a minute difference if you have the ear for them and keep looking for it , otherwise they will sound the same during tracks.I am 57 and my ears would have taken a beating by this time, but my younger friend did give me the same opinion, the difference is very minute, but filters are meant to do that much only. The biggest and only major negative point is the BT connectivity. It displays LDAC 96K, that's good, but very frequent disruptions if you have source device in left and DAC in right pant pockets. They are OK if you leave them in the same pocket, but then the unit HEATs up in 30 minutes with an A&K Diana iem low impedence connected. Next issue is there is no way you can control your tracks, no buttons, for the price, they could have considered. You better lock the side buttons otherwise 80 percent of the time you will shut the bluetooth connection by accidentally pressing it while holding the device. The volume button, you will get used to the direction you have to turn to increase or decrease. The 4 sticks (switches) provided are another area you should care about, chances are you will shut down the unit more often if you stumble in darkness with them. The Boost does not do much, mind you it's not a Bass boost, I really haven't figured out much difference. Absence of Bass boost at this price point for a open back listener like me is a big let down. But it's a Balanced unit! No hiss at any point. I have 2 fiio DACs which I can throw in my Jean pocket and get lost and there will be no change in any setting until I take them out and change. Not in this case. Some movement will shut your device since the battery stick switch may move to power side and shut the unit. Haven't tried the OP amp change yet, to change the sound signature. Lots of cables provided, iOS or Android you are taken care of! But guys, I just love this unit with all its minor aesthetic qualms, it just can handle anything I throw at it, and for you youngsters, handle this amp with care like you would your beloved, and you will not be let down. It gets a little getting used to! Go for it guys! Recommended for its Balanced nature and high amp power.

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    Xduoo XD 05bal

    I am very satisfied with the product..great dac amp..

    Thank you for the awesome review & ratings, tausif hossain!

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    tausif hossain (Baharampur)
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    xDuoo - XD-05 BAL

    Thank you for the awesome ratings, tausif hossain!

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    GB Rao (Pune)
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    Xduoo XD05 Balanced

    Prompt delivery as promised. Excellent packaging. Periodic intimation with a cute Pug. Courteous product information by experts. You guys are excellent at your work. Satisfaction guaranteed! Headphone zone. Keep it up.

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    Yogesh Kumar (Hyderabad)
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    Fantastic portable DAC/AMP Combo

    I've upgraded my DAC from Earmen Tr-Amp to Xduoo XD05 Bal. The functions and usability of XD05 Bal is great. It sounds amazing and even over bluetooth I didn't hear any loss in sound quality.
    The accessories that comes in a box are top-notch and you don't ever need to worry about getting after market stuff. They have thought of everything.
    The only complain I'd say is that it doesn't have physical play/pause, next and previous buttons on the body. That is not a deal-breaker but it would make this whole DAC/AMP combo ultimate. After a while you miss having those dedicated buttons as you need to take out your phone every time you have to skip tracks.

    We are glad you had a comfortable shopping experience with us & it is delightful to read such positive reviews on your product! Cheers & Welcome to the club!

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