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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. salla45
    Just for fun (hah!) and to keep the update theme going, let's collate a wishlist of features/bugs we'd like to see included/solved with the mythical pending update.

    My real only gripe is the lack of a good global search function, which Fiio have managed to fix in the "full-cream" Fiio app.

    A scroll bar (not that awful ABC nonsense) would be nice.
  2. fish1050
    Oh I have and I have built several Linux desktop systems and converted several Windows laptops to Linux. Not worried about Linux compatibility with the M7. Just very busy with work and will probably wait until the end of the year before making the switch with Windows 7 support ending next January. Thing is I have 10 Terabytes in my Windows system (4 hard drives) formatted for NTFS. Would need to convert them all of them to EXFAT for maximum compatibility between Windows and Linux.

    Might just take my Windows 7 computer offline and keep it for running Windows software and movie and audio storage as my media server. Then either convert a Windows laptop to Linux or build a Linux workstation for everything else. Still weighing the pros and cons right now.
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  3. FiiO
    Dear friend,

    If everything goes well, the firmware may be released early next month.

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  4. mono-type
    Did gapless playback work fine on your end in the latest version of the FiiO Music app? Because it seems like it's not working properly even though I made sure that the gapless playback option is turned on.

    Also, the ticker text scrolling (when the song info is too long to show) seemed to be gone in the latest version. Character encoding issues are now fixed, though; no more garbled Chinese characters, and symbols like Ë, Ø, etc. are now displayed properly!
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2019
  5. abitdeef
    Gapless works great on that version for me.
  6. mono-type
    OK I seemed to figure out the issue regarding gapless playback of the recent version of FiiO Music app. It seems like gapless playback doesn't work properly if you're using an external DAC like the Topping NX4-DSD. It does work, but only if you use the smartphone's internal audio.

    @FiiO please take note of this bug, as it doesn't have that issue in the older versions of the FiiO Music Player. Before the latest update, I could use my external DAC with gapless audio working properly.
  7. abitdeef
    Ahh, and of course I'm using the m11, so that's probably a better mesh anyways.
  8. fish1050
    Sure rub it in that you have the latest and greatest while we toil along with the lesser models. :)

    Do you find the M11 is a big enough step up from the M6 to justify the higher price? Would you have passed on the M6 if you knew the M11 was coming out.? For me it would be $400 more than the M7 so not really an option but it is nice to dream.

    So August for firmware update, maybe, since the last update said May does Fiio really mean November? Need to learn how to speak double talk to understand what they are saying. :L3000:
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2019
  9. davidcotton
    Just swop the month out for "soontm" and you'll be about right :p
  10. salla45
    Sorry for jumping in here.. I have the M6 and M11 also. I like the M6 for convenience and for non-critical applications, when there's a lot of interruptions or ambient noise, etc. The m11 is huge by comparison and heavy, it's a beast. But the SQ is noticeably airier and more resolving with the M11 so they partner really sublimely with the FH7s. With the M6, or my V30 phone, the FH7s sound great, don't get me wrong, but there's something magical going on with the symbiosis (for me at least) with the M11+FH7 which takes me to another place entirely.

    This means that I reach for the M11 as much as poss.
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  11. abitdeef
    Well said! The m6 is great for bluetooth and active use because well it's tiny, and it sounds great... But it can't hold a candle to m11 when it comes to soundstage and resolution/detail - whatever you want to call it. Plus it's so fast and smooth and has a glorious screen. :wink:
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  12. abitdeef
    I think the m11 is the best value in a dap right now, and one the the best sounding I've listened to. I absolutely think it's worth the money for the way it performs

    However I use the m6 alot also because of it's portability and tiny size, the m11 is a brick by comparison, a beautiful brick but still big. So I use m6 for active use and in the car and m11 for sitting down and doing some relaxing listening.

    Now if fiio had something that sounded like m11 and was smaller, that is something I could use ALL the time :wink:
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  13. salla45
    you got that right. I can live with quirks in execution for superlative sound AND compact size.
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  14. greenflash
    Yeah the M11 seems to be the glory! But again, and not only because I cannot afford it, it's greatly priced for what it is, but my challenge lies in the beneath 150usd (200!) Range. Maximum effort! And yeah, size. I think some M8 or something in the future, probably with a bit more memory or processor/bit bigger screen for say 200usd would be something wonderful. For now the M6 is great for me!
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  15. mono-type
    Yeah, I agree. I would rather buy a smartphone + a DAC/AMP with that amount (maybe even less).
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2019
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