Ever since its release at FiiO 2017 Summer Launch Event, the Q1 Mark II has soon caught the customers’ eyes. The expectation for its coming is no less than the flagship music player X7 Mark II. Today, we welcome the arrival of Q1 Mark II in the call of the market.
Being equipped with the XMOS platform, it supports decoding up to 384 kHz/32 bit PCM as well as DSD256; Employs exceptional DAC and amplifier parts; Official Apple MFi certification; Four-in-one: specifically designed for the iPhone, supports decoding Sony Walkman, partners well with your computer and perfect companion to players; Come with both a single-ended and a balanced headphone output, etc.
- Apple MFi Certified DAC & Amp with Native DSD Support
- Utilizes the professional XMOS USB DAC chip
- Apple MFi Certified
- Hi-Res Audio Certified
- Supports up to 384kHz/32bit for PCM format
- Supports native DSD up to DSD256
- Dual crystal oscillators for faithful audio decoding
- Dual headphone outputs, support both 3.5mm standard and 2.5mm balanced
- Discrete high-quality DAC AK4452
- 20 hours ultra-long battery life
Official Apple MFi certification means perfect compatibility with iOS
Apple MFi certification program is extremely strict – only about 2% of devices submitted to the program actually pass. Thus, actually being MFi certified means that not only is the Q1 Mark II is perfectly compatible with all versions of iOS, but also that you can be assured the new Q1 is of a certain level of quality.
Specifically designed for the iPhone
By connecting the included Lightning-to -micro USB cable from the iPhone to the Q1 Mark II, you can continue to use your 3.5mm headphone jack headphones for the highest-quality audio. Your iPhone has never sounded so good.
Supports connection to Sony Walkman players
By using a specially designed adapter cable, you can connect from the WM-Port of your Sony Walkman player (if available) to the Q1 Mark II, so that the latter may do digital decoding duties to add some spice to your music.
Partners well with your computer
The Q1 Mark II can be used as a USB DAC when paired with a computer through a USB cable, decoding audio formats up to 384kHz/32 bit PCM. With a Mac, the FiiO Q1 is automatically recognized when connected with no need to install a separate driver. With a Windows computer, a special driver from FiiO is required, which will also allow for ASIO output.
Perfect companion to players and amplifiers
The Q1 Mark II contains a 3.5mm multifunction connector used for line-input and line-output duties. When this is used as line-input, the Q1 Mark II can be used purely as an amplifier to be paired with another player. When this multifunction connector is used as Line-output, the Q1 MarkII can be used as a DAC and be hooked up to an external amplifier.
Innovative ADC volume adjustment technology
The Q1 Mark II employs a clever ADC volume adjustment mechanism – by accurately reconstructing the ADC curve, problems such as volume imbalance between the left and right channels and noise when adjusting the volume are all avoided while also greatly enhancing volume adjustment accuracy with each turn of the knob.
Stylish obconical volume knob
The volume knob employs a unique obconical design, which allows us to maximize the knob’s diameter to make it easier to rotate while still fitting it into a limited space. It also ensures any gaps between the volume knob and the rest of the player are virtually eliminated. The 45deg. Lines etched on the surface and the red ring that adorns this knob ensures this already-distinctive knob further gives the rest of the design a fashionable touch.
Every last detail pored over in pursuit of perfection
Every part of the Q1 Mark II is purposely designed for an extremely cohesive product. For instance, the 3.5mm single-ended output, 2.5mm balanced output, line-in/Line-out and volume knob are all aligned in a straight line for a bold yet harmonious look.
Form and function come together in a stunning all-metal shell
The fully metal exterior is not only aesthetically pleasing but also effectively protects the Q1 Mark II’s innards from electromagnetic experience, ensuring sound quality is not compromised when it is used together with an iPhone. The sandblasted, anodized shell also adds to the Q1 Mark II’s charm while sporting a fine texture that aids in making it easy to grasp.
Switch to your heart’s content between single-ended and balanced outputs
The Qi Mark II comes with both a single-ended and a balanced headphone output, for two delicious but distinct flavors of audio. Use the standard 3.5mm single-ended output and you will find a great experience with most headphones. Try the 2.5mm balanced output with an appropriately terminated headphone, such as those from FiiO and you will discover your music now sounds, even more, vast and even more richly detailed.
Automatically determines input type for ultimate ease of use
The USB interface of the Q1 Mark II automatically determines what type of device it is paired to, so you do not have to manually switch to the optimal settings for your usage case making for a seamless experience. For instance, if the Q1 Mark II is paired with an iPhone, it will automatically recognize that and turn off charging over USB so as to preserve the iPhone’s battery. On the other hand, if the Q1 Mark II is paired with a computer, it will also automatically identify that and turn on charging over USB to make sure the Q1 is constantly powered.
Gain and bass-boost switches
The Q1 Mark II features a switch for adjusting gain as well as another switch to fine-tune bass levels. Change the amount of gain depending on how sensitive your headphones are and tailor the bass Level to your liking depending on the music you listen to.
What Is In The Box
- FiiO Q1 Mark II
- Lightning to micro USB cable
- Micro USB data cable
- 2x long silicone bands
- 2x short silicone bands
- Silicone pad
- Carrying pouch