FiiO M5-Compact and Versatile Hi-Res Music Player, IPS Touch Screen, Wearable, Step Counting, 2-Way Type-C, USB DAC, SBC/AAC/aptX/aptX-HD/LDAC Bluetooth, USB Audio, Coaxial Output, Recording
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The M5 was released on FiiO 2019 Spring Launch Event on March 16th, 2019, featuring the following:

A. Industrial Design: Small and exquisite + Aluminum alloy CNCed chassis + Double-sided 2.5D in-cell tempered glass + cVc Bluetooth receiver + Easy to operate + Dual-color LED light

B. Performance and Hardware Configuration: AK4377 + SBC/AAC/aptX/aptX-HD/LDAC/HWA + Flagship Bluetooth chip CSR8675 + No current noise + Incredible low noise floor

C. Features: Vivid and lively display effect + 1.54 inch IPS touch screen + Ingenic X1000E + Full audio formats support + Multiway power management chip AXP192 + Two-way Type-C interface + For both USB DAC and USB output + Fast file transfer via OTG + Asynchronous USB DAC up to 192kHz/24bit + USB Audio output up to DSD64 (DoP/D2P) + Both headphone and digital coaxial outputs + Both Bluetooth receiver and transmitter + High-fidelity on-board recording + Automatic step counting function + Long battery life and deep sleep time + 2TB expanded storage + Hi-Res Audio丨Hi-Res Audio Wireless Certification

D. Software and UI: More stereoscopic UI + Easy gesture operation + One press to Dashclock Widget / One more press to unlock the screen + Customize the screen display orientation + 5 modes of clock display + Upgrade firmware via micro SD card + 8 built-in EQ

E. Color and accessories: Colorful options + Provided with clear case with rear clip + Optional watchband

Suggested Retail Price in the USA: To be announced / Market release date: Estimated by the end of May

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Thank You for introducing this new Line Up, Needless to say, I'm quite looking forward to this. Looks like this become quite good offline transport player option if this priced correctly...but I'm curious if this can become a really good BTR though.

Love to know the following

(1) What is the ohm/impedance rating of the Headphone Port?

(2) Offer any Pure Line Out function? and that is too in BTR mode? [ Any Portable amp can become a portable rig/stack for offline playback as well as online music streaming ]

(3) Any extra info display on that screen when used as Bluetooth Receiver? example: Track name or Album art. [ Not Important but it will be nice ]

(4) Battery Life when purely used as BT Receiver?

(5) Does Built-in Eq also work when used as BT receiver mode?
 
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How is this player any different from Shanling M0?
 
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Thank You for introducing this new Line Up, Needless to say, I'm quite looking forward to this. Looks like this become quite good offline transport player option if this priced correctly...but I'm curious if this can become a really good BTR though.

Love to know the following

(1) What is the ohm/impedance rating of the Headphone Port?

(2) Offer any Pure Line Out function? and that is too in BTR mode? [ Any Portable amp can become a portable rig/stack for offline playback as well as online music streaming ]

(3) Any extra info display on that screen when used as Bluetooth Receiver? example: Track name or Album art. [ Not Important but it will be nice ]

(4) Battery Life when purely used as BT Receiver?

(5) Does Built-in Eq also work when used as BT receiver mode?
Dear friend,

Thank you for the kind interest on our products.
1. Do you mean the recommended headphone impedance?
2. No, line out output is not supported.
3. The information of the music files could not be shown when used as Bluetooth receiver.
4. For about 15hs.
5. EQ is disabled when used as Bluetooth receiver.

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Dear friend,

Thank you for the kind interest on our products.
1. Do you mean the recommended headphone impedance?
2. No, line out output is not supported.
3. The information of the music files could not be shown when used as Bluetooth receiver.
4. For about 15hs.
5. EQ is disabled when used as Bluetooth receiver.

Best regards
Thank you for the reply.

1. Yes, Recommend Headphone impedance figure.

2. Oh, missed opportunity.

5. Sad.
 
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Fast boot people's dap. Yeah!

Please translate spec.
Does it mean usb dac (ios camera kit or MFi cable) and usb output to Q1MKII supported, as well as OTG storage?
 
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Fast boot people's dap. Yeah!

Please translate spec.
Does it mean usb dac (ios camera kit or MFi cable) and usb output to Q1MKII supported, as well as OTG storage?
Dear friend,

1. No, it could not work as a DAC for the iphone.
2. Yes, it could connect to Q1MKII via usb.
3. No, it could not support otg for connecting the u disk.

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Dear friend,

Thank you for the kind interest on our products.
The M5 is not available currently. The review may start at May and you could contact pr@fiio.com with your information attached at that time.

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This looks like a great little unit. The only question left to answer left is whether or not it will be worth the price premium (which I assume there will be) over a BTR3. I don't really need DAP functionality, I carry my phone and it holds my music. A smaller BTR3 with similar functionality and performance would have been a no-brainer to buy. But it's a nice unit, small, lots of functionaity - I look forward to some reviews later on.
 
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Really cool, if the price is not crazy for sure I will buy it, just some questions, will it have like a clip case or something similar? it will be available on release date in amazon europe?
 
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Really cool, if the price is not crazy for sure I will buy it, just some questions, will it have like a clip case or something similar? it will be available on release date in amazon europe?
Clipcase probably come out of the box.... AFAIK.
 
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