DAC Comparison

Fiio BTR5 vs Chord Qutest

Fiio BTR5

The Fiio BTR5 is a well regarded, portable Bluetooth DAC/Amp. Not only does the BTR5 accept digital audio input via Bluetooth, but it can also work as a dedicated portable amplifier through USB-C input.

$109.99 MSRP

Chord Qutest

Qutest is a standalone DAC whose performance belies its compact dimensions. With DAC architecture based on the award-winning Hugo 2, Qutest offers class-leading digital conversion.

$1,695.00 MSRP
Features
Physical Dimensions
Mass

43.7 gram

770 gram

Power

USB-C

Micro USB

Input/Output
Inputs

USB-C

BNC S/PDIF

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-B

Outputs

3.5mm

Balanced 2.5mm

RCA

Audio
Sample Rate

32 bit / 384 kHz

32 bit / 768 kHz

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 40 kHz

20 Hz - 20 kHz

Portability
Wireless

Bluetooth

Bluetooth Codecs

AAC

aptX

aptX HD

aptX LL

LDAC

SBC

Battery Life

540 minute

Battery Capacity

550 mAh

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