Fiio's new do-everything M7 digital audio player is coming to Singapore soon for S$329
Fiio has announced that it has started shipping its eagerly anticipated M7 digital audio player worldwide.
The M7 has been high on many music lovers' list because it comes pack full of features. And it does so while still maintaining a fairly reasonable price.
It has a 3.2-inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels housed in a plain black or silver aluminum chassis. Fiio plans to add red and blue in time to come.
It runs on a customized version of Android and at its heart is a dual-core Exynos 7270 processor from Samsung. An ESS 9018Q2C chip handles decoding duties.
The M7 will support PCM playback up to 24-bit/192kHz and up to DSD64. As for audio file formats, the M7 will play MP3, WAV, FLAC, WMA, OGG, AAC, ALAC, and more.
It has 2GB of built-in storage, but users can add more using a microSD card. The M7 can read microSD cards of up to 512GB in capacity.
The M7 comes with a single 3.5mm headphone jack and offers up to 70mW of power into 16 ohms. Pity about the lack of a balanced connection, though.
It can do wireless too and supports Bluetooth 4.2, aptX, and even Sony's LDAC high-resolution wireless audio codec. This is especially nifty if you have a compatible LDAC wireless headphone like the new WH-1000XM2.
Interestingly, the M7 also has a dedicated FM radio chip so you can tune in to FM radio, which can be useful if you need to tune in to the news.
Charging is via a USB-C port and it has a claimed battery life of 20 hours.
The Fiio M7 will be available in Singapore by June and will be priced at S$329.