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FiiO BTR7 Review (Portable DAC & HP Amp)

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Phoney

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They updated the PEQ user interface in a recent update (iOS), it is terrible and became even more counterintuitive to use than before the update.

No one in their right mind would buy it for the PEQ feature in its current state.

I'm just trying to understand why it's so hard to find all in ones with a nice and well functional PEQ feature. Outside of Qudelix 5K and RME, there's barely any options. The current android apps for EQ are also terrible. Like how hard can it really be with the technology of today.
 

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I'm just trying to understand why it's so hard to find all in ones with a nice and well functional PEQ feature. Outside of Qudelix 5K and RME, there's barely any options.
Mainstream audio consumers care about price but not eq, so why take the risk of increasing the price point to deliver a feature that only 1% want?
 

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I'm just trying to understand why it's so hard to find all in ones with a nice and well functional PEQ feature. Outside of Qudelix 5K and RME, there's barely any options. The current android apps for EQ are also terrible. Like how hard can it really be with the technology of today.
I have a thread asking about exactly these options. List is tiny lol

 

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Mainstream audio consumers care about price but not eq, so why take the risk of increasing the price point to deliver a feature that only 1% want?

1%?? PEQ is becoming very popular in the hifi world. This is the reason why Qudelix and RME is so popular.. It's also the main complaint of so many portables, the fact that they don't have EQ. I'd say it's more like 50% of head-fi consumers want EQ, not 1%...

The mainstream masses doesn't really buy portable dac/amp units regardless, they usually buy cheap efficient earplugs or bluetooth stuff. Portable dac/amp units mostly sell to people who care about good sound reproduction, and EQ is even more popular among those. Maybe like 5-10 years ago people didn't like EQ for the most part, but times have changed.
 
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Mainstream audio consumers care about price but not eq

The apps for Bluetooth True Wireless earphones nearly all support EQ. All the mainstream.

Sennheiser app, Bose app, Samsung app, Sony app, Google Buds app, JBL app (probably the best of those),

EQ is definitely mainstream.
 

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This is what FiiO had to say about EQ on the BTR7 in July. Is it really that hard to implement? Maybe in the form of hardware, but like a functional EQ on the app for example?
They’ve implemented EQ now and it works wonderful with both iOS and Android. I earlier reported problems on Android but they are solved now (maybe the issue was that it tried to latch to both my iPhone and Android at the same time). LDAC on Android sounds way better than AAC on iOS.
This is end game for me until they produce an even better device with same functionality. Most requested new feature would be to have EQ working for wired connection as well. As of now see no point in M17 etc. FIIO - respect.
 
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They’ve implemented EQ now and it works wonderful with both iOS and Android. I earlier reported problems on Android but they are solved now (maybe the issue was that it tried to latch to both my iPhone and Android at the same time). LDAC on Android sounds way better than AAC on iOS.
This is end game for me until they produce an even better device with same functionality. Most requested new feature would be to have EQ working for wired connection as well. As of now see no point in M17 etc. FIIO - respect.
So the PEQ works with LDAC but not with wired connection?
 

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Im making a new setup since im just have enough money in my hands to buy some senn hd 600 and the btr7.
My question is : Can I run the senn hd 600's off the unbalanced output?
It's quite costly for me to buy balanced cables and i don't have any local place to really buy it from in my country
I'm also quite new so please don't give me hate
 

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Im making a new setup since im just have enough money in my hands to buy some senn hd 600 and the btr7.
My question is : Can I run the senn hd 600's off the unbalanced output?
It's quite costly for me to buy balanced cables and i don't have any local place to really buy it from in my country
I'm also quite new so please don't give me hate
Imo it should be fine if you're not listening super loud with EQ. I use a btr5 for my HD6XXs and it's usually enough power to get loud
 

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Thank you both very much for your response. This helped make my descision. Have a nice day
 
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