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Fiio D5 Coaxial / USB Decoder

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Product Highlights
  • Functions as an External Sound Card
  • Dual Microphone Input Interface
  • Power & Data Transfer via USB Connector
  • Coaxial Output / Stereo Line Out
  • 3.5mm Headphones Output
  • Automatic Mute Function
  • Electronic Volume Control
  • LED Indicator Lights

The Fiio D5 Coaxial / USB Decoder connects to a computer via a USB connector, and functions as both, an external sound card, as well as a dual microphone input interface. It is suitable for high fidelity audio playback, voice recordings and network voice applications. The D5 Decoder features a coaxial output that provides output stereo PCM digital audio, and can be connected to an external DAC or any other coaxial audio device. In addition, it comes with a 3.5mm output for connecting your headphones.


With the stereo line out, the device can be directly connected to an amplifier or speaker. Moreover, the line out is automatically muted once headphones are connected. The decoder draws power via the USB connector itself and hence does not need any external power cabling.

Functions as an external sound card, as well as a dual microphone input interface
Dual direction USB interface for audio input and output
Suitable for high fidelity audio playback, voice recordings and network voice applications
Coaxial output provides output stereo PCM digital audio, and can be connected to an external DAC or any other coaxial audio device
3.5 mm output for connecting your headphones
Stereo line out allows the device to be directly connected to an amplifier or speaker
Line out is automatically muted once headphones are connected
Electronic volume control with microphone mute function
LED indicator lights for mic mute and device status
Draws power via the USB connector itself and hence does not need any external power cabling
Sample Rate (USB Decode) 48 K / 44.1 K, 16 K (Playback and Recording)
Coaxial Output Stereo PCM
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 KHz
SNR >= 95 dB (MUTE)
Suitable Headphone Impedance 16 - 300 ohm
Crosstalk >= 65 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) >= 70 dB (-3 dBr)
Power Supply Standard USB port
Output Power 70 mW (32 ohm)
Weight 0.12 lb (0.055 kg)
Dimensions 2.42 x 0.95 x 0.82" (6.16 x 4.91 x 2.1 cm)
Fiio D5 Coaxial / USB Decoder
  • USB Connector
  • Rubber Feet Pads
  • User Manual
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    FiioD5 Coaxial / USB Decoder
     
    4.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    50%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (4)
    • Easy to use (3)

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        3.0

        Good output, problematic input

        By Next-Level Bananas

        from Vancouver, BC

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Good Output Sound Quality

        Cons

        • Very Poor Mic Gain

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fiio D5 Coaxial / USB Decoder:

          I have a decent analog headset with independent mic and headphone jacks that I was trying to use with a Mac Pro, and found that using a Y-adapter to combine them into a 4-contact plug was "unreliable" at best. This device seems like the perfect solution, but for the mic input: there seems to be some kind of impedance issue, because the mic levels are ridiculously low. This might be because it has two mic inputs? Output-wise, the unit is fine... the sound quality is decent, the hardware volume/mute buttons all seem to work, notwithstanding some unmute weirdness. If my device could get a decent output signal from my mic, it would be 5-star, but as it is, 3.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          Does exactly what I wanted and then some

          By Charles

          from Northern Virginia

          About Me Casual User, Professional

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Audio Quality
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Music

            Comments about Fiio D5 Coaxial / USB Decoder:

            I wanted to get rid of the AC-powered optical-to-coax digital audio converter I used with my Mac mini, and discovered this. No more need for an adapter, supported out of the box with no drivers, and I discovered it simultaneously outputs to both digital audio and the headphone jack, which I have hooked up to the monitor speakers. Furthermore, the volume/mute controls affect the headphone output, and not the digital audio, which is perfect for my application.

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            3.0

            very nice unit with problems

            By mhartel

            from NYC

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Poor Audio Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fiio D5 Coaxial / USB Decoder:

              I was looking for a usb microphone input device for voice overs and the the D5 has two mic inputs, usb in/out and a headphone jack, which would make this a great universal device. the build quality is awesome too, as the enclosure is made from metal, which was a nice surprise.

              unfortunately the mic input sound level was fairly low and had to be amplified in software, which caused a hissing noise... the headphone sound wasn't as clean either. I returned this item and purchased a Griffin iMic instead

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              5.0

              Works great! Easy to use!

              By KenNic

              from Richmond, KY

              About Me Audiophile

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Audio Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Music

                Comments about Fiio D5 Coaxial / USB Decoder:

                I bought this product as gift for my dad. He wanted to use it to link a cassette tape player to his laptop in order to record audio from the cassette to the laptop. This product works awesomely to allow him to do that and was not at all complicated to understand how to use. Score!!!

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