xDuoo XD-05 plus ( Roundup Review)

xDuoo XD-05 plus is the upgraded version basis on xDuoo XD-05. 

First let’s check the difference between XD-05 plus and XD-05. 

xDuoo xd-05 vs xd-05 plus

 xDuoo XD-05xDuoo XD-05 Plus
Size of Screen0.91 Inch OLED0.91 Inch OLED
Volume ControlYesYes
Output ( Single end)6.5mm6.5mm
Output Port ( Balanced)NoNo
Input Port ( USB )USB AType C
Input Port (Coaxial)3.5mm3.5mm
Input Port (Optical)3.5mm3.5mm
Input Port (Aux)3.5mm3.5mm
Charging PortMicro USBType C
Gain SwitchYesYes
BassYesYes
Input ChoiceSwitchButton
BoostYesYes
Filter settingButtonButton
USB Receiver ChipXMOS U8XMOS XU208
Coaxial/Optical Receiver ChipCS8422CS8422
Coaxial/Optical Support DSD or notNot support Support DSD 64( DOP)
FPGANo Altera-EPM240T
DAC ChipAK4490AK4493
Singal Amp ChipOPA1612OPA1612 ( Support to replace two chips)
Circuit Amp ChipBUF643UBUF643U
Output power500mW(32 Ω) 1000mW ( 32Ω)
FrequencyUSD/SPDIF:
20Hz~20kHz(±0.5dB)
Amp: 10Hz~100kHZ(±0.5dB)
USD/SPDIF:
20Hz~20kHz(±0.5dB)
Amp: 10Hz~100kHZ(±0.5dB)
Sample RatingPCM: 32bit/384KHZ
DSD 256
PCM: 32bit/384KHZ
DSD 256
THD+N0.0025%0.0016%
S/N112dB117dB
Battery Capacity3.7V 4000 mAh 3.8V 5000mAh
Battery Life>11H( USB in)
>16H ( SPDIF in)
> 23H ( AUX in )
>13H( USB in)
>19H ( SPDIF in)
> 40H ( AUX in )
Charging Time5H ( Fast charging)
11H ( Slow charging)
4.5H ( Fast charging)
11H ( Slow charging)
Size139.5*75*23mm139.5*75*23mm
Weight270g276g

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Article review 

Head-fi

Returning to reminiscences of the Renaissance, we can say that the XD05 Plus may not be a philosophical stone that turns anything into gold, but it’s exactly that retort that can skillfully melt sounds and notes into beautiful and captivating music.

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Soundnews 

I’m glad xDuoo further improved their design offering double the power and in the same time having a longer battery life at the same size. Take note that I have tested the XD-05 Plus only in its stock form, I’m sure it can be further improved with some better op-amps, discrete or not, single or duals, any op-amp will work with it. 

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RAA Pro

Audiofool Review 

Those familiar with the XD-05 will be most interested in what changed and the answers are a lot more apparent on the inside than on the exterior of the unit.  Starting from the inputs, the USB duties are now handled by the Xu208 which allows for PCM up to 32/384 and Native DSD256 support. 

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Youtube Review 

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Othere Youtube Review

xDuoo XD-05 Plus portable DAC and amplifier review -By Porta. fi

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💥Xduoo XD-05 Plus💥 (Amp/DAC) Un Box ( Bad Gugy Good Audio Review)

Disadvantage 

  • Higher noise-floor with super sensitive IEMs so don’t expect the blackest background
  • Volume rises fast even on low gain with sensitive IEMs
  • Not support Bluetooth 
  • Not support MOQ

Frequently asked questions ( FAQ) 

  • Can I use bluetooth for xDuoo xd-05 plus?

Xd-05 plus is not supporting bluetooth, but you can use the add-on accesorry to get the bluetooth connection, 05bl pro ( the latest version)

  • How to use this amp on IOS device? 

Use USB C to lighting cable to connect your device. And you need to buy it separately. Because it don’t come with the standard version.

  • Why my USB C to USB C cable is not working on  to xd-05 plus ?

I guess it is because your USB C don’t have OTG. Xd-05 plus need USB C with OTG.

Many Xtenik users reflect this issue to us, so we already transfer it to xDuoo company. And they already promise improve it in the next batch stock, which means you can use the USB C without OTG.

But for the current stock, it still need USB C with OTG.

Ready to get one for yourself?