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xDuoo - XD-05 Basic

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Chi-Fi
Excellence

1 Year of
Warranty

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Best Suited for
Portable Use

Ideal for
Gaming

Upto 16 Hours of
Battery Life

Pair with Laptop
via USB-C

Connect With USB-C,
Optical/Coaxial & Aux

500mW @ 32 ohms
Power Output

ESS Sabre ESS9018K2M
DAC Chip

Volume
Controls

Battery Capacity of
4000mAh

DESCRIPTION

A PERFECT AMPLIFIER FOR GAMING AND VIDEO APPLICATIONS

An independent digital audio terminal designed exclusively for PC. Be it for gaming or video, the portable and compact the xDuoo XD-05 Basic delivers high-quality audio performance. Made particularly for desktops, laptops, tablets and smart devices, the XD-05 Basic works as a perfect audio partner for PC, PS4, XBOX and other gaming platforms too.

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WITH PREMIUM ES9018K2M DAC AT PLAY, HIGH FIDELITY SOUND IS ALWAYS AT YOUR CONVENIENCE

Adopting professional digital and analogue circuits allows the xDuoo XD-05 Basic to offer dynamic surround sound effects on headphones or active loudspeakers. With the mainstream ES9018K2M DAC integrated into the XD-05 Basic, it offers high-fidelity audio playback with support to the sampling rate of up 32-bit/384kHz PCM and 256 DSD. This allows you to pick up on even the finer nuances and details of the sound while playing games, watching movies or listening to music.

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CONNECT EVEN HIGH-IMPEDANCE HEADPHONES WITH EFFICIENT OP+CLASS A AMP CIRCUIT

The hi-end OP+ClassA amplifier circuit empowers the xDuoo XD05 to provide up to 500mW of power which is more than sufficient to drive almost any headphones with an impedance of 16Ω-600Ω. So enjoy the detailed sound from a wide variety of headphones including in-ear headphones to hi-end studio headphones. The headphone outputs on the XD-05 Basic opt for an on-demand design that offers optimum output to your headphones based on their impedance. So the next time you are playing games or listening to music, the XD-05 Basic will minimize distortion of the computer at high volume.

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ADD MORE PUNCH TO THE SOUND WITH A HARDWARE-ACCELERATED BASS SWITCH

For all bassheads, there is a dedicated hardware-accelerated bass switch on the XD-05 Basic that enriches your gaming and movie-watching experience. There are 2 PCM and 4 DSD digital filters that let you apply different sound effects, manage the frequency response curve, including whether you wish to keep the sound warm, soft, transparent or precise. Since the XD-05 Basic adopts the structure from the XD-05 series you get the option to upgrade the operational amplifiers to get the sound of your choice.

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UP TO 9 HOURS OF CONTINUOUS PLAYTIME AND A HANDY POWER SWITCH OPTION

Get the best possible audio quality even with low bit rate audio files using the XD-05 Basic. The hardware SRC function on the XD-05 Basic enhances the audio quality of low bit rate files to up to 48KHz/96KHz/192KHz giving better details and sound overall. With the 3.7V/4000mAh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery integrated into the XD-05 Basic, it can offer up to 9 hours of continuous playtime. There is an option to switch the power switch to EXTE to use an external power supply such as a power bank or USB charging to improve the playtime.

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0.91 INCH OLDER DISPLAY WITH VOLUME CONTROL KNOB AND CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS

Keep an eye on the current audio sampling rate, input interface, power and DAC filter status through a 0.91-inch OLED display fitted into the xDuoo XD-05 Basic. The efficient red volume control knob comes with a backlight design that denotes the battery level. Get a host of connectivity options including USB, coaxial and optical inputs.

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SPECS

GENERAL
DAC CHIP ESS9018K2M
GAIN + 6dB/9dB/16dB
SNR 115dB
BASS BOOST 0/+6 db
FREQUENCY RESPONSE USB/Optical/Coaxial : 20Hz ~ 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
AMP: 10 Hz ~ 60kHz (±0.5dB)
THD+N USB : 0.0025%@1kHz
Coaxial : 0.0025%@1kHz
Optical Fiber : 0.0025%@1kHZ
AUX In : 0.0018%@1kHz
OUTPUT POWER 500mW (32Ω load)
CROSSTALK ≥75dB
CHARGING TIME fast charge 1.2A ≤5 hours
slow charge 500MA ≤11 hours
PLAYBACK TIME USB IN ≥9h
AUX IN ≥16H
Coaxial/Optical fiber ≥12H
SUPPORT DEVICE PS4/PC/Switch/X-BOX
FUNCTION SRC
USB SAMPLING RATE
PCM 16-32bit/44.1-384kHz
DSD DOP/NATIVE mode, DSD64-256
DXD 24-32 bit/352.8-384kHz
OPT/COA (PCM) PCM: 16-24 bit/44.1-192kHz
APPLICABLE SYSTEM Win 7, Wind 8, Win 10, Mac OS X, IOS, Android
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS 1. XDuoo XD-05 Basic
2. 1 X Type-C USB Cable
3. 1 X Type-C TO Type-C USB OTG Cable
4. 1 X Type-C TO Micro USB OTG Cable
5. 1 X USB A to Type-C plug
6. 1 X 6.5 to 3.5mm headphone Plug
7. 10 X Silicone Feet
8. 1 X Magic Glue
9. 1 X User Manual
10. 1 X Warranty Card

FAQs

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  • XD-05 Basic User Manual
  • Warranty & Media Reviews

    1 Year Warranty

    Don't sweat it, this xDuoo XD-05 Basic comes with a 1 year warranty from XDuoo that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

    Read more about XDuoo's warranty in India.

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    Customer Reviews

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    Pritish Sahoo (Bengaluru)
    A perfect synergy

    I was on the lookout for USB-DAC amps that I could carry around to be used with my phone. Most of the promising products (eg., Lotoo PAW, Hidizs S9, and Helm Bolt) that more or less cost as much as this full-fledged DAC/AMP. For my purpose, I place features and power delivery higher than pocketability, so this product won for me. Plus this can act as a full-time desktop DAC/AMP since this has a dedicated 5V USB-C power input and another USB-C for digital in. While on the go, you can switch to the battery mode, and you are set for the next 12 hours. There are 3 modes of input that can be switched through a nubbin in the front. The bass switch boosts frequency below 400 Hz, this does not introduce any bloat to the lower mids and it is handy in compensating lower-end in open-back/neutral headphones. The volume knob looks and feels premium with a beautifully done backlit.

    It powers my devices very well, with no noticeable distortion at higher volumes. The gain switch has 3 modes, I didn't find much difference in the first and second level while the third offers the most. The packaging is quite well-rounded, the only things missing are a Lightning to USB-C and 3.5 mm Male to 3.5 mm Male connector. As for the competition, the one that really stands out is - Fiio Q3. Fiio has multiple outputs, one of which is balanced; doesn't have the flexibility or versatility that XD-05 Basic has - be it in terms of inputs, battery life, or power-output (unbalanced). Fiio has a form factor that pairs well with smartphones, while XD-05 Basic doesn't explicitly want to be carried around, but it can be and it can also be placed on the desk where Fiio Q3 can't.

    The only complaint is the buttons on the left. Two of the three are almost useless. One changes filters and other - the sampling rate. For me, I couldn't benefit from them and didn't notice any difference in changing the filters or ampling rate. Somehow, it is locked as 48 kHz and I can't change it. The third only switches of the volume backlit. I wish it was customisable or some sort of EQ.

    If you are looking for a DAC/AMP that can "DO IT ALL", this is the one. Even if you're not sure what you want, this got you covered because this has practically all the things you could want from a portable DAC/AMP.

    HI Pritish,
    We thank you for this lovely review & we are glad you are enjoying it! Keep the music playing.

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    Rahul Radhakrishnan (Palakkad)
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    HI Rahul,
    Thanks for the ratings

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