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FiiO M6-Ultra-Portable Inexpensive Smart Hi-Res Player, Wi-Fi, AirPlay, FiiO Link, USB DAC, USB audio out, aptX/aptX HD/LDAC/HWA/SBC

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by FiiO, Dec 12, 2018.
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  1. fish1050
    Yeah I still have switching to Linux on my too do list just haven't had a chance to do it yet. I haven't had any connection issues with Win 7 and my previous DAP's. Having to switch operating systems to fix a problem with a DAP seems extreme. So time will tell if the next firmware helps at all and whether I switch to another DAP before I switch to Linux. I would guess the M2X being Linux based would also be a good option.
  2. Papa253
    Well I'm tired of waiting for and update that may or my not fix some issues.

    Think I'm going to sell my fiio M6

    PM if you wish
  3. dellafago
    Well I finally received m6. So far I’m really satisfied. My expectation was to have wireless, powerful enough player also suitable for my hard to drive cans and it did. It works quite well except for some minimal flaws such as quite seldom and really slight delays in responding while listening spotify as well as considerably short battery life (maybe due to my using it in LO mode which probably requires max output). Please note that I use m6 in line out mode along with pocket amp ( topping nx5) and yes they mathched perfectly ( i.e. fiio LO output&amp gain level) and drove my 300 ohm senn 650, to me, so sufficiently in quality as well as power wise (compared to my cowon d2 mp3 player&topping nx5) that I have no further concern to have pleasure of listening to my cans outdoors. I was hoping to have a flawless spotify wireless stream (with all spotify features utilized, i. e. downloading etc.) and it did without any trouble. But I also look for a fiio update to have i.e. a better player app with remedied flaws critisized herein and maybe some handy apps for video streaming, audio books etc. To sum, my 2 cents regarding m6 is that if you have a high-end and/or balanced can and/or amp, get a m9 or m11, if not, get this for the time being, it will satisfy you regardless of the input of your cans (if not extreme). I believe that major software flaws of m6 will be remedied (not to be disregarded in other words) soon, so I personally advice not to take it as a sole decision-making factor.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2019
  4. superuser1
    Just doing my duty :D
    FW update?
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  5. froes
    Can the M6 be used as BT transmitter while connected as USB DAC? Does it support Aptx HD and LDAC in transmission mode?
  6. abitdeef
    The check is in the mail. :)
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  7. Claypole
    I’m starting to feel the same way. I got my M6 as soon as it was available, and hoped the niggles would be resolved with software updates, and I’ve been a bit disappointed in Fiio regarding this. I’m not sure the excellent sound quality is worth the hassle...
  8. crabdog
    No need to make the switch permanently. Just make a Linux USB boot drive and give it a spin. It won't affect your current Windows installation at all, nor will it delete or modify any of your existing files.
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  9. mono-type
    I'm hoping that it would be worth the wait and the delays regarding that upcoming firmware update, or else I might have to sell my M6, as I've been thinking of selling mine as of late, too (haven't used it much lately, as I preferred using my Topping NX4 DSD + a smartphone; yeah it's a bulky setup, but at least you got to use your own apps without having to rely on a whitelist/app spoofing).
  10. greenflash
    I believe there are a few things to consider with the M6. First, yeah, the hardware is "sort of" limited - seeing what a Raspberry Pi can do these days with little hardware, not so sure.. but yeah Android can be more demanding. And specially the apps we want to run. Developers are at stake here, they started building more complex apps (Spotify vs Tidal to name one) and that's an issue. Still, I feel a lot of the issues people care for are related to the Music App itself, the very core of the player. I think the point is, people want more regular firmware updates; the software engineering is running behind. I would have released a transitional firmware update with the new Music App and maybe some safe and critical OS fixes.

    I think also, the whitelisting is delaying the firmware update. See, having an Android device means apps, and most people wants a lots of apps, at least to try (in the end you let them go). So, I keep saying that my recommendation to FiiO is to allow a mode in the device to let you deploy any app. At your own risk.
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  11. Daiyama
    I agree, white listing apps should not be a priority. Important is the core of the device the FiiO music app and bug fixes.
  12. lock67ca
    That's all I'm concerned about at the moment. Just fix the existing bugs and update to the current, much improved, Fiio Music app and I'm a happy camper.

    I've actually been using the latest Fiio Music app as the default player on my phone and am very happy with it. Would love to use it on my M7....eventually.
  13. abitdeef
    I've been using the new fiio app on the m11 and it's really nice, would be great to use it on m6.
  14. FiiO
    Dear friend,

    Yes. But it may be delay when using Bluetooth output and USB DAC function at the same time.

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  15. superuser1
    Can we have some tentative timeline for the fw update please?
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