FiiO M17 (Dual ESS9038Pro, THX788PRO amplifier, at least 1200 mW, 6.3 mm headphone jack, expected release after July 2021 )
Apr 27, 2021 at 8:39 AM Post #196 of 263

JamesFiiO

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About the price, the Soc/RAM/FLASH/9038PRO/THX788/Big screen/Solid build shell cost a lot, and also it will included a decent DC power adapor and a desktop stand with fan.
 
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Apr 27, 2021 at 8:41 AM Post #198 of 263

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Also one very important reason and I believe that you may know all the IC‘s price are rapid increase . I don't know whether we can control the cost because the price change everyday. it will be a hard year to us and no one know what will happen in the future.
 
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Apr 28, 2021 at 3:09 PM Post #204 of 263

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As usual tuning is of the essence, more than pure technical specs... although both combined make the magic :)
 
May 7, 2021 at 1:11 PM Post #205 of 263

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About the price, the Soc/RAM/FLASH/9038PRO/THX788/Big screen/Solid build shell cost a lot, and also it will included a decent DC power adapor and a desktop stand with fan.
Please, also include a good cover case, a very good cover case instead of a wood box.
 
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At this price range, I would expect a decent leather case with it too.
Even the M15 didn't come with a leather case.
 
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May 12, 2021 at 11:04 AM Post #210 of 263

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@JamesFiiO ... while we have your attention and this is in the planning & development stage I'd like to ask you...

Can you please deliver this with a good parametric EQ? One where the parametric EQ operates at the native bit-depth and sampling rate of the music being played. With a minimum of 7 bands, but 10 is better. So that we can take advantage of the fantastic internal amplification this will have, but driving headphones which needs _-parametric-_ equalization (to achieve subjective perfection). A crudely inaccurate slider only 10-band eq with fixed center frequencies and fixed Q is _-not-_ sufficient.

I stopped using your music player on my X7 for example (which I absolutely have to upgrade from to something else and am strongly considering this, with the desktop grade THX amp being a major draw for me). I use USB Audio Player Pro instead. Which has a hi-res driver and can take full advantage of the X7's dac chip. Because the author partnered with Toneboosters and delivers the player with a really nice parametric EQ, which has a 10-band fully parametric non-graphical mode of operation. I had to purchase that. But it was well worth the few dollars.

I'll be completely honest. If this M17 is delivered with the same FiioMusic that runs on my M6, with the same crude and very functionally limited slider-only standard 10-band EQ, I will not buy the M17. As your flagship product with truly top of the line performance, it deserves and should have top of the line software too. A very capable native bitrate 7 to 10 band -parametric- EQ fulfills that requirement.

Thank you very much for your time. I hope you will see the value in what I wrote above and deliver it.

P.s. off-topic yet related: you did this partner relationship with Viper4Android on the X7. I bought a license for the Convolution filter and another. Why did the latest firmware of the X7 do away with that? I can no longer use that which I paid $ for to use exclusively with my X7. And another reason I'm using UAPP instead of FiiO Music.
 
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