The casing design of the iQube V5 is the only thing that remained the same on this upgrade from the iQube V3 to this V5, but they did succeed in making it even lighter. Bruno Putzeys and Bart van der Laan have surpassed themselves with this new design class D output stage design. In fact, the iQube has been awarded "best in class" and "best in transparency" many years in a row.
Qables has developed a full new iQube with this Version 5 including many changes like a four layer medical grade type PC board, new class D output stages, a new, stronger, more powerful, power supply based on a Lithium Ion cell with double the play time, and a digital controlled charging stage, a full new digital section capable of any signal you can think of including DSD single dual rate DoP, a Floored noise level, a Full new digital controlled user interface with embedded software and coloured LED lighting.
Features of the iQube V5:
New class D output stages.
New power supply based on a Lithium Ion cell, more power driven, more than double in play time, digital controlled charging stage.
Full new digital section capable of any signal you can think of including DSD single dual rate DoP.
Floored noise level, by means of a new PC board and redesigned analogue sections.
Full new digital controlled user interface by means of embedded software and coloured LED’s.
Lighter weight casing design with same look as the V3.
iQube V5 Driver Download
For connection to a Apple iDevice a USB A to USB Mini B (OTG) cable in conjunction with an Apple Camera Connection Kit is required. See this cable and some additional upgrade cable ordering options above.
The iQube V5 comes with the following accesories:
1) Basic 6" 1/8" mini to 1/8" mini analog cable
2) Basic 6" TRRS mini to female RCA adapter cable for connection to a Coax Digital Source
3) Basic USB A to USB Mini B digital cable
4) Rubber Band and Velcro Strap
Headphone.Guru Review by John Grandberg - March 2015