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Above & Beyond || FiiO 2019 Spring Launch Event || March 16 || Music Player || Amplifier || Earphones || Accessories

Discussion in 'Head-Fi Network & Industry News' started by FiiO, Feb 27, 2019.
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  1. misteral201103
    If I were putting a wish list together for a DAP, it would be the following:

    Double SD Slots - these are getting harder and harder to find...
    Neutral/Reference signature with far reaching soundstage in all directions - something to challenge the Opus #2
    Smooth and stable UI (!!!!!!!!!!!)
    4Gb RAM (to enable the above)
    SE and Balanced out
    10hr battery life
    LDAC support on BT
    Decent playlist creation on-board
    Physical play and skip buttons - I like the X5iii's version of these where a press of skip will go to the next track, but holding it will push the playhead through the track. Or, I DID like this until the latest firmware broke the buttons altogether....

    I don't need much more than this, and really it comes down to an overall improvement on the X5iii which I use daily and which (till the latest FW update) I really like. Just itching for that next step up in SQ and wish the UI were a little smoother.
    Don't need many bells and whistles, because I run it through an XD-05 anyway.

    SO MUCH comes down to the sound quality/signature and for me now, that's largely centered on an expansive stage.
    I do have my eye on that Opus #2 but can't justify the expense. If Fiio can rival that at around 3000RMB ($450) I'll be putting money down.
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  2. Palash
    Stable UI...... :laughing::laughing::laughing:
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  3. gLer
    You’re looking in the wrong place for soundstage. 99% of that is down to your choice of IEMs/headphones. Get yourself a pair of Sony EX1000 or IE800 and you’ll discover what IEM soundstage is about, regardless of which DAP you use.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
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  4. gLer
    They already have, it’s called the M9. They can definitely improve on the M9...question is, at what price?
  5. Bloodborne
    Well, I meant a better value. Say something a bit more expensive than the M6 but better. I guess you can say how the M6 took out the M7 from consideration when it released.
  6. gLer
    Ah, got you. Well it looks like they’re releasing a small form factor dap, so maybe. The M9 is very good value, just underpowered and therefore functionally very limited. An M9 with more zip and slightly more output power would be my Goldilocks dap.
  7. misteral201103
    I have the InEar Prophile 8s which has a stunning stage. Also the 'hawks and the Mobius which are each good in their own way.
    Still think that source can make a difference (though I agree with you that the transducers are the key ingredient)
  8. FiiO
    Counting down – 1 day to go

    FiiO 2019 Spring Launch Event

    Have you got any clue?

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  9. bumbum
    Fiio smartphone :dt880smile::dt880smile::dt880smile:
  10. gLer
    Nah, that’s the BTR5 (balanced Bluetooth dongle). So we have:

    Flagship dap
    Miniature dap

    Tomorrow should be interesting.
  11. bumbum
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
  12. Battlefier
    For me it looks like a new DAP from the X series :wink:
  13. gLer
  14. bumbum
    it will be interesting.
    heh :) at least 2...
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
  15. bumbum
    18:9 :L3000:
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