has anyone used the fiio btr5, and can tell if sound quality is as good or better?

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Asatiir
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May 7, 2021
I've never tried this, but the BTR5 is excellent either way.
toyn
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May 12, 2021
i went with the btr5, and it is great. love the balanced out put too
bookchin
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Apr 7, 2021
I'm selling mine on ebay as I don't actually have headphones with a 2.5mm or 4.4 mm jack http://ebay.us/mW7HDw?cmpnId=5338273189
bookchin
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Apr 26, 2021
I have an adapter for 2.5mm to 3.5mm that I bought for this dac I just see small portable dacs like this as part adapter/part dac. It's kind of unweildy to add the adapter to the dac. I might buy 2.5mm cables at some point if i buy new iems but with the current work from home setting i have no need for this dac.
EatMyDustbunny
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Apr 26, 2021
Bro, I got my XLR to 2.5mm and XLR to 4.4mm both on eBay for $25 and $30 each. They are very well made cables (one uses pure silver wire and the other is silver plated copper) and work exceptionally well! Why the hell would you buy a 2.5mm balanced to 3.5mm unbalanced adapter?!?! That defeats the whole point of buying a balanced DAC in the first place!! If you want an unbalanced DAC, for the price of this one you could get a much better unbalanced one!
ycatsmot
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Mar 18, 2021
Not the best answer since I know nothing about this product... but I have a BTR50 and I love it. To my ears it sounds great, I can't tell the difference between USB connection (no hi-res streaming) and Bluetooth. With the flexibility of Bluetooth/wired/balanced-unbalanced along with a great DAC, for not much more money you get much more product.
toyn
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Mar 19, 2021
i got the btr5, and it came today. love it. paired them with the t2's and its amazing. gonna try and find a nice balanced cable for them!
ycatsmot
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Mar 19, 2021
I recently got the Meze 99 Noir headphones, also picked up the Meze balanced cable... the difference is huge, I'll never use them single-ended again. If anyone is considering the BTR50 (or any other device that offers balanced) - go all the way and do it balanced!