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FiiO puts High Resolution Audio in your pocket with their new X1 music player

By Marcus Wong - on 2 Oct 2014, 12:14pm

FiiO puts High Resolution Audio in your pocket with their new X1 music player


If you ever wanted an affordable way to get studio-grade sound in your pocket, then you’ll want to take a serious look at FiiO’s new X1 portable High Resolution Lossless music player. It measures just 96 x 56.7 x 14.1 mm, weighs only 106g, and features a high-quality DAC chip – Texas Instruments’ PCM5142 – and Intersil’s newest ISL 28291 amplifier buffer, allowing it to drive headphones with impedance from 16~100Ω.

All the major lossless formats (APE/FLAC/ALAC/WMA/WAV) are supported at up to 192kHz/24bit resolution, and the scroll wheel + X keygroup layout from the X5 has been carried over to the X1, while the user interface has been optimised to accommodate operation just by feel. Storage is courtesy of a microSD slot that takes up to 128G microSD cards, while data transfer and charging is via the USB 2.0 microUSB cable.

If you wish, the X1 can be connected to a dedicated headphone amplifier via the Line output jack with a quick switch of a menu selection from headphone jack to line out. This allows you to move playback to higher power headphones, or perhaps to lower powered speaker systems. The X1 goes to up to 11 hours on a single charge, and has intelligent features like pausing music on headset disconnect, hearing protection by allowing the user to define the maximum volume, and digital volume control with 100 steps of adjustments.

The FiiO X1 is available now in Silver at all authorised FiiO Resellers for S$159, with the Champagne option arriving by end October.

For more specs, check out FiiO’s X1 page.

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