FiiO BTR3 amp/dac review
-expatinjapan


World's first Bluetooth amp to support all wireless sound formats | Bluetooth audio codec indicator |Supports USB DAC functionality |CSR8675 Bluetooth chip |One-touch NFC



Unboxing















Specifications

Volume Adjustment Independent adjustment separating from cellphone's volume
Profile HFP,HSP,A2DP,AVRCP
Supported Audio Formats AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX Low Latency,aptX HD, LDAC, and LHDC
Bluethooth Chip CSR8675
AMP AK4376A
DAC
USB DAC Yes
Pairing Button Yes
Volume Button Yes
Transmission Distance 30m (at open area)
Status Indicator Light RGB light indicates the input Bluetooth audio codec, charging and working status
Hands-free call/Mic Yes
Call up Siri in iOS Yes
NFC Yes
Headphone Output 3.5 mm stereo jack
USB Port Type C
Battery Capacity 300mAh
Battery Life About 11h
Charging Time 1.5h
Dimensions 58*25*10.4mm  (excl. back clip)
Wearing Clip + lanyard
Weight About 25g 



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Connectivity with another device.

I tried out the Bluetooth with a number of devices and found connection to easy and fast.

The amp only FiiO μBTR and FiiO FB1 bluetooth earphones also paired quickly and easily.




Price

At around US$69 - 79.00 it is a great option with excellent sound for those on the go, or exercising or even with decent high end earphones playing via a phone.



Overall

The FiiO BTR3 Bluetooth Dac/amp is an excellent choice for those wanting to improve on their current cellphone audio set up. 

Easily paired with an external device the BTR3 fits easily into a pocket or clips on. Ideal for messing about the house, at the gym or on the go.

I tested it by moving about upstairs and downstairs in my house and experienced no drop outs. I am not sure which Firmware I am on as the FiiO iOS app would not show me.

The gems in this is are the AK dac and the wide range of Bluetooth codecs that it can connect to.

The size is also a factor, hard to imagine a device like this a few years back.

Sound is dependent on which codec one chooses of course. aptX or LDAC yielded the best results in my testing.
Its a great fairly neutral sound signature to my ears but with a tad of that energetic AK warmth.

It has enough power to please If you are using IEMs.

The price is very agreeable.

A simple device, but one that is welcome and useful.

My son enjoyed the BTR3 and ATH-ESW9 whilst doing his homework.

Thank you to FiiO for sending Head pie the FiiO BTR3 for review