FiiO 2019 Last Launch Event to Be Held on December 28, 14:00 Beijing time(UTC+8)
Dec 28, 2019 at 7:31 PM Post #166 of 343

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With it’s features, specs etc is it that unreasonable to have it priced in the same bracket as the cayin n6ii (with swappable motherboards) and kann cube (a beast for fuller sized headphones)?

It certainly has my attention.

or should i be forming strong opinions and stating them (almost) as strongly as facts re how good or bad, or overpriced this player is?

i just hope it wows me. Unfortunately the m11 didn’t but hey...YMMV
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Dec 28, 2019 at 7:32 PM Post #167 of 343

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Personally I felt the price is fair given totl components are used. To me the biggest selling point is the adoption of the AKM 4499esq DAC. I just love this dac on my SP2K. I personally like the volume control on my WM1Z Sony Walkman series with buttons-more safe. Output power is fair (800 mw at 32 ohm balance) compared to SP2K (1130 mw at 32 Ohm) but better than WM1A/Z. Battery reserve is good. The bottom line is the sound. If the sound can match the WM1A, then it will be a success. I particularly like the 2.5 + 4.4 balance outputs, wish AK will do that. Can wait to hear this dap.
Agreed.
 
Dec 29, 2019 at 3:01 AM Post #172 of 343

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M9, ~2400 mAh battery, ~10 hours playback
M15, ~7500 mAh battery, ~15 hours playback.

Those M15 components certainly are thirsty.

If the M15 is anything like the Cayin N6 MK2 in terms of battery life, it will be quite enjoyable.
 
Dec 29, 2019 at 3:55 AM Post #174 of 343

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1300 usd is about the same price as the Cayin N6II.

With the specs in mind this seems to be a very fair price.


This thing kills n6ii in specs dude, it even surpasses N8 shiiissh
 
Dec 29, 2019 at 4:34 AM Post #179 of 343

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M9, ~2400 mAh battery, ~10 hours playback
M15, ~7500 mAh battery, ~15 hours playback.

Those M15 components certainly are thirsty.
Yeah the specs on this page (https://velvetsound.akm.com/global/en/products/home-audio/ak4499eq/) say power consumption is 667 mW for AK4499, close to double the power compared to the previous flagship AK4497 (at 346 mW). Huge power draw with two of them, not to mention the extra power required for the high output amp stage. I’m kinda surprised the battery life is stated as that high, be interesting to see how it works out with real world use.
 
Dec 29, 2019 at 4:35 AM Post #180 of 343

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Yeah the specs on this page (https://velvetsound.akm.com/global/en/products/home-audio/ak4499eq/) say power consumption is 667 mW for AK4499, close to double the power compared to the previous flagship AK4497 (at 346 mW). Huge power draw with two of them, not to mention the extra power required for the high output amp stage. I’m kinda surprised the battery life is stated as that high, be interesting to see how it works out with real world use.
I am interested in heat dissipation too
 

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