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FiiO’s new M9 player is set to be launched at Sitex 2018

By Marcus Wong - on 14 Nov 2018, 2:41pm

FiiO’s new M9 player is set to be launched at Sitex 2018

Best known for their well-designed yet budget-friendly digital audio players (DAPs) like the FiiO M7, FiiO is back again with a player that they say “does it all”. The M9 comes with an eight-layer HDI (High Density Interconnect) PCB that allows for more components to be integrated in a smaller space, allowing the player to keep to a small form factor.

On the audio front, the M9 has dual AK4490EN DACs and a dedicated A3P030 FPGA chip with DSD128 hardware decoding, allowing it to decode DSD 64/128 in hardware. The FPGA also helps to stabilize clock signals, while the high signal-to-noise ratio of the AK4490EN DACs give the M9 great dynamic range and low distortion on playback, making for a precise sound signature.

The FiiO M9 supports aptX-HD and LDAC, ensuring you get a quality wireless listening experience.

With the M9, you have full freedom over what you listen to. Listen to music stored on your computer by streaming it over to the M9 via DLNA, or plug in to your favorite streaming services with the built-in streaming apps. The DAP comes with both single-ended 3.5mm and balanced 2.5mm audio jacks, and uses Bluetooth 4.2 with support for LDAC, aptX HD, SBC (as a  Bluetooth transmitter).

Use it as an asynchronous USB DAC for your Windows PC or Mac. The M9 can also act as the computer’s Bluetooth transmitter, so you can get DAC-processed audio sent wirelessly to your headset. The M9 can also do the reverse - receive Bluetooth audio and output it through the coaxial (SPDIF) out, so you can use it to turn a pair of traditional speakers into a wireless one.

MicroSD is an easy way to increase storage on the player.

The M9’s 3.2” IPS touchscreen is capable of 16 million colors and five-point touch, and this is supported by a scroll wheel that’s been redesigned for better tactile feel and physical buttons for power, play/pause and track changing. It comes with 2GB of internal storage, and can support up to 2TB microSD cards for easy expansion. With 10 hours of playback time on a single charge, the M9 is certainly capable of taking you through your workday. It’s also able to maintain charge for 45 days in Deep sleep mode, so you won’t have to worry about topping up charge.

The FiiO M9 will be launched on 22nd November at Sitex 2018 at a RRP of $459 at authorized retailers.

Specifications are as below:

  • Material: Aluminum Alloy
  • Dimensions:60mm x 106mm x 13.3mm
  • Weight:about 133 g
  • CPU model: Exynos 7270 14nm
  • No.of cores: 2
  • DAC: AK4490EN x 2
  • Battery Capacity: 2350 mAh
  • Battery Life: >10 hours
  • Standby Time: 45 days
  • Charging Time: <2 hours
  • DSD: Supports up to DSD256 (11.2MHz)
  • Sampling rate: Up to 32Bit/768kHz PCM
  • SNR: ≥117db (A-weighted)
  • THD+N: <0.002% (1kHz/10kΩ)
  • Noise Floor: <5μv
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