FiiO's Q3 is a high-performance, portable balanced headphone amplifier and DAC combo. Featuring a meticulous design using high-end components, it offers excellent performance for high-flying sound reproduction.
In the continuity of the other models already proposed by FiiO, the Q3 takes up the design, sober and elegant thanks to soft curves. The case is made of Aluminum and is particularly robust.
Connectors & LED Indicator
The Q3 is equipped with a complete set of connectors, with the output of the 3.5mm asymmetrical jack and the 2.5mm / 4.4mm symmetrical jack. It will therefore allow you to connect all types of helmets.
The RGB LED indicator on the volume knob changes color to quickly identify the sample rate of the file being played back.
- ≤ 48kHz : Blue
- 48kHz : Yellow
- DSD : Green
Output priority: Jack 4.4mm balanced = Jack 2.5mm balanced > Jack 3.5mm unbalanced. If the balanced 4.4mm jack and the unbalanced 2.5mm jack are connected simultaneously, no output will be available.
The Q3 adapts to all situations and all types of listening. For example, the Bass Boost function can be turned on or off with a switch. For this feature, a hardware circuit increases the gain by 6dB in the low frequencies, without affecting the mid and high frequencies.
In addition, for more convenient use, a multi-function button allows you to quickly select a gain level or filter.
The Q3 with its Aluminum housing and Copper-Nickel shielding effectively repels RFI interference that could degrade signal quality.