The FiiO BTR7 Bluetooth amplifier raises the portable USB DAC and LDAC competition because of the high 320mW gain and new high-end chipsets. These chipsets are the dual THX AAA-28 amplifiers, Qualcomm QCC5124 Bluetooth 5.1, XMOS XUF208, and 13 LDOs with separate stabilization. In easy words, this USB DAC amp is capable of extreme quality Hi-Res audio for audiophiles and DAC music players like FiiO M17, FiiO M11 Plus, and Shanling M7 HiFi portable digital music players. Also, features like customizable side keys, car audio mode, and one-clink dongle mode are a bonus.
FiiO BTR7 Features
The highlights of this portable Bluetooth amplifier for phones, laptops, tablets, cars, and smart devices are the QCC5124 chip, dual THX AAA-28 amps, 3 levels of independent HiFi audio architecture, and XMOS XUF208 USB amp. The FiiO BTR7 supports DSD256, PCM 384kHz, 320mW Balanced output gain, and MQA 8X rendering. Another upgrade is the 1.3-inch color IPS display with side volume, power, custom, and charge switch. However, it costs around $200. Aluminum alloy body, ergonomic grip, phone DAC support, 880mAh battery, up to 9 hours of life, and wireless charging support are all bonuses. But compared to expensive M11 Plus and other Hi-Res audio players, it seems exceptional value.
|Audio Format Support:||AAC/SBC, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX LL, aptX, LDAC|
|Display:||1.3 inch IPS color display|
|DAC Chip:||Dual ES92129C|
|USB DAC:||XMOS XUF208|
|Output Power:||Single-Ended >160mW+160mW , Balanced >320mW+320mW|
|SNR:||118dB Single-Ended, 115dB A-weighted Balanced|
|THD+N:||Single Ended >0.00055%, Balanced >0.00048% (1kHz/-6dB@32ohm)|
|Crosstalk:||Single Ended >75dB, Balanced >115dB (A-weighted)|
|Battery:||880mAh, supports wired and wireless charging, up to 9 hours battery life, charging time 1.5 hours wired, 3 hours wireless|
|Others:||Built-in Microphone, Bluetooth Voice Calls, earphones with CTIA in-line controls support, Phone DAC, In-vehicle Mode, MQA rendering, App-control, 3.5mm jack, 4.4mm Balanced jack,|
Price and Availability
The newly launched portable smartphone, smart devices, and car Bluetooth amplifier are available at the Official FiiO AliExpress store. You can buy the FiiO BTR7 amp on AliExpress. However, there is a FiiO BTR5 USB DAC LDAC amp on Amazon and BTR7 is still due to debut.