FiiO has become somewhat of a juggernaut in the Chifi audio scene. It’s a name that everyone recognizes and trusts to consistently produce high-quality, affordable gear for audiophiles. The brand has made a long list of digital audio players (DAPs) but the all-new FiiO M17 is taking things to another level.
According to FiiO, “Its desktop-grade DAC, amplification, and power supply give it the output power and sound quality to rival even highly-regarded desktop systems–but in a portable package.”
The FiiO M17 comes equipped with dual flagship ES9038PRO DACs. This means that each audio channel has 8 parallel outputs. Furthermore, M17 adopts the exclusive THX AAA-788+, an upgraded version of the original op-amp. Compared to the original, output power is increased by 225% up to 3000mW per channel with a lower output impedance. This thing has the power to drive pretty much any headphones you can imagine.
The M17 features a whole host of connectivity options, including USB 2.0, USB 3.0, RCA coaxial input and output, 2.5mm balanced out, 3.5mm headphone out, 6.35mm headphone out, and 4.4mm balanced headphone out.
The device has 2 separate power supplies: a battery power supply and a power supply powered by external DC power. The battery is obviously for use on the go and optimized for power saving but under the DC power supply, the voltage in the analogue circuit is increased by 35%.
To make browsing and operation easier and more enjoyable, the M17 is equipped with a large 5.99”, 1080 x 2160 FHD+ 18:9 hi-def incell display. To power the large screen and huge power output, the M17 comes with a massive 9200mAh battery, powering the device for up to 10 hours.
The FiiO M17 is available now from Apos Audio and comes with free priority shipping and the Apos 2-year warranty. Grab yours here. FiiO DAPs tend to sell out quickly due to their huge popularity in the enthusiast market. So if you want to get your hands on one of these beauties, get in early before they’re all sold out.