Headphone Amp Comparison

AudioQuest DragonFly Red vs Fiio BTR5

AudioQuest DragonFly Red

DragonFly Red combines significantly improved performance over the DragonFly Black with still exceptional value. The high-performance ESS 9016 chip in Red employ minimum-phase filtering for naturally detailed sound.

$199.95 MSRP

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
Features
Physical Dimensions
Mass

43.7 gram

Power

USB-C

Input/Output
Inputs

USB-A

USB-C

Outputs

3.5mm

3.5mm

Balanced 2.5mm

Output Voltage

2.1 volt

Audio
Sample Rate

24 bit / 96 kHz

32 bit / 384 kHz

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 40 kHz

DAC Chip

ESS 9016 32 bit with minimum-phase fast roll-off filter

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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