FiiO X7+All AMP Modules (AM2,AM3,AM5) Review World Tour Starts Right Now!
Apr 12, 2016 at 4:32 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 80

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As you know, FiiO X7 has been introduced into market for about half a year. Now the headphone amplifier modules of X7 will be ready for shipping to the world in the coming months. In March, we just released the AM2 (Headphone Amplifier Module-Medium-power type) into market, its MSRP is US$99.
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Introduction on AM2 http://fiio.net/en/products/49#AM2
 
Review of AM2
FiiO AM2 - Delivers what it promises - power with no real drawbacks by [color=#FF4400]Brooko[/color]
Gives X7 a boosting hand! by [color=#FF4400]twister6[/color]
 

 
 
 
Introduction of AM5 :  http://fiio.net/en/products/49#AM5
 

 
 
Though AM3 (Balanced type) is not ready for the market now, more details of them will be shared several days later.
 
Besides, please find the original X7 thread to see what the fuss is all about if you need to:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/713735/x7-the-flagship-dap-from-fiio-updated-on-15-12-2014
 

 
Now we are proud to announce that the modules of X7 are going on their review world tour; Interested?
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Here’s your chance to get an early ear to the modules for free! (including reimbursement for any import duties, but excluding costs for shipping to the next reviewer / back to FiiO).

Please note that the review modules of X7 will be shipped with the headphone amp modules only without body of X7. If you do not have the X7, no worry, just tell us in your post. We might consider sending out the body of X7 and review modules to you if most of you don’t have X7 on hand. Your enthusiastic support will be a decisive factor on our move.
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Keep your eyes on this thread as the review units will be shipped out and review impressions start appearing! 
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Shipping info:
Depending on the geographical distribution of selected reviewers, FiiO will ship out several sets of modules of X7's, one or more to reviewers in each region, e.g. USA, Europe, SE Asia, Pacific region, etc. so that shipping costs from one reviewer to the next is kept low. FiiO will pay for shipping to the first reviewer and any customs taxes / import duties that may result from the modules of X7 crossing countries.

•Please note that the review modules’ will not ship with the main body of X7 and Micro SD card. Please prepare your own micro SD cards and music files for review.
 

Preview application period: starting now! And accepting applications until further notice.
First list of previewers to be announced: May 5, 2016
Beginning of shipment of review the modules of X7's:  8 May 2016 (if everything goes smoothly)
 

Please apply by replying to this thread and including the following information in your reply:
-Headphone(s) / earphone(s) you possess:
-Any DAP(s) / DAC(s) / amp(s) you may possess
-Descriptions and links to review(s) you may have posted:

-Your geographical region (e.g. the city and country you live in):
-Your native language (and any other languages you may be able to write in)
 
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Review regulations (subject to change before the tour commences):
•Reviewers should keep the modules for at most 10 days before shipping to the next reviewer.
•Reviewers should ship the modules to the next reviewer by registered post requiring signature in the padded box provided.
•Reviewers will not be held responsible for any damage to the modules sustained during shipping or normal usage.
•Reviewers should do the review fairly and objectively, and related product photos are required. (Alternatively, video reviews are welcome )
•Reviewers need not overstate the advantages of the products.
•Reviewers should indicate that the review modules of X7's are free loan units, in order to avoid any misunderstandings.
•Reviewers are reminded to listen responsibly and safely to the X7, not to use it when operating machinery or driving, and not to drive headphones to excessive volume with the X7.
•Reviewers should post the completed preview content to this thread and the FiiO X7 review page: http://www.head-fi.org/products/fiio-x7 please also provide FiiO with the links to your review, for us to come and admire your work.
•Please contact FiiO in advance if you have any difficulties with the modules of X7 in the course of your review, so we may help you resolve it if possible.
 
 
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Apr 12, 2016 at 6:03 AM Post #2 of 80
Headphones-PM3s, Alclair RSM CIEMs, JVC HAFX850.
Daps- iBasso DX80,90
Amps- iFi dsd Micro, HA2
Anoka MN, USA
English only

I would need a X7 as well. Thanks for the chance!
 
Apr 12, 2016 at 6:09 AM Post #3 of 80
Interested to try out AM5 first before considering X7
 
Headphones - HD800, T1, DT-1770, Ether-C, 
DAPs - AK100 MK2, AK120 Titan, HDP-R10, Sony A15
DAC/AMPs - Mojo, Hugo, UHA-6S-MKII, ODAC/O2, G109
Singapore
English
 
No X7 yet, so I need 1.
 
Apr 12, 2016 at 7:50 AM Post #4 of 80
Interested to try out AM2 ad AM3 and also X7 as I would like to upgrade from X5 classic. For AM5 I think I don't have enough power hugry cans.
 
Headphones - Kaiser 10U, DN-1000, GR07, EX1, Monk, SRH1440, Momentum over ear
DAP - Fiio X5 1s gen, iPodTouch
AMP - E12
Vienna, Austria
English, Czech
 
No X7 yet, so I need one.
 
Apr 12, 2016 at 7:57 AM Post #5 of 80
Dear Fiios,
 
please accept my application for the review tour :wink: I can get a X7 for the tour.
 
Many thanks!!
 
Please apply by replying to this thread and including the following information in your reply:
-Headphone(s) / earphone(s) you possess:
Over-ear:
Oppo - PM-2
Hifiman HE-560 (new with 2.5mm connectors)
AKG K7XX
Audeze LCD 2 Fazor with Q French Silk Cable
Sennheiser HD650
Beyerdynamic T90 (Jubilee)
Oppo PM-3
Denon AH-D7100
Ultrasone Pro 750
Sennheiser Momentum
Audio Technica ATH-M50x
Philips Fidelio L1
Sennheiser HD 598
NVX XPT100
Panasonic RP-WF6000H
Beyerdynamic DT770 Limited Edition 88 (32 Ohms)
Hifiman HE-400
DENON AH-D600

On-ear:
Sennheiser HD 25 - 1
Sennheiser Amperior
Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear
Yamaha HPH-200
Onkyo ES-FC300

In-ear:
Aurisonics ASG 2.5
Aurisonics Harmony
Aurisonics ASG 1Plus
Sony XB90EX
Fiio EX1
RHA T20
RHA T10
Ultimate Ears UE900s
JVC HA-FX850
Hifiman RE-400
LZ-A2
LZ-A3
Westone ADV Beta
Xiaomi Piston 2.1, iF limited edition
Astrotec AX-35 Hybrid IEM
Sennheiser CX 880
Sennheiser CX400II
Logitech UE500
Ostry KC06a
TTPOD T1-E
NVX EX10S
Fidue A71
Beyerdynamic DTX102ie
Zero Audio ZH-DX210-CB Carbo Basso
Soulsound S-018
KZ-EDSE (Knowledge Zenith ED Special Edition)
RHA MA-350
V-Sonic AN16
V-Sonic VSD2S
 
-Any DAP(s) / DAC(s) / amp(s) you may possess
Amps & DAC/Amps: 

Cavalli Audio Liquid Carbon (number 00499)
ifi iDSD micro
ifi iDSD nano
Burson Conductor
Ray Samuels Audio - Emmeline - The Predator
Bottlehead Crack with Speedball
Vintage Sansui AU-2200 (headphone out and balanced XLR via HE-Adapter)
Vintage Sansui DAC/Amp A-E970 (Sanyo L7881 hybrid DAC)
Fiio E7, D3, E3, E1, E02i, E07K
Aune T1 Mk2
Audioengine D3
JDS Labs C5D
Cayin C5
Schiit Modi2Uber
CEntrance Gloveaudio A1
DAPs:
Hifiman HM-901 (Elfidelity balanced card, "normal" balanced card)
Hidizs AP-100
Fiio X5
iBasso DX50
Astell & Kern AK100 Mk1 (with Glove Audio A1)
Astell & Kern AK100 Mk2 (Sapphire Blue Ltd Edition)
 
 
-Descriptions and links to review(s) you may have posted:
http://www.head-fi.org/users/181385/reviews
10 reviews so far here - one currently on front page
Reviewed X5ii and X3ii

-Your geographical region (e.g. the city and country you live in):
Dubai, UAE, Middle East
-Your native language (and any other languages you may be able to write in)
German, English
 
Cheers!
 
Apr 12, 2016 at 8:07 AM Post #6 of 80
I'd like to test the X7/AM2 module. I do not own the X7.
 
Headphones: MrSpeakers ETHER, Fostex TH-X00, HE-400
DAC/AMPS: FiiO E18, DNA Sonett 2, XDA-2
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina USA
Language: English
 
Thanks.
 
Apr 12, 2016 at 10:08 AM Post #7 of 80
I hereby agree to all terms and conditions and would love to be part of this review initiative :)
 
I would love to be able to evaluate the new AM2, AM3 and AM5 modules! I already own the X7 as well.
 
Headphone(s) / earphone(s) you possess: 
  1. IEM: LZ A2, LZ A3, Havi B3 Pro 1, VE Duke
  2. Fullsize: Sony MA900, Takstar Pro 80, Somic V2, Logitech UE6000
  3. Earphones: VE Monk, Asura, Zen 1.0, Zen 2.0, Baldoor E100, BlackBerry WS-410, Apple earbud, Apple EarPods
 
Any DAP(s) / DAC(s) / amp(s) you may possess:
  1. DAP FiiO X7, iPhone 5S
  2. DAC/AMP FiiO E17, FiiO E17K, Geek Out V2, Geek Out V2+ Infinity edition on its way, SMSL M2, SMSL m3 on it's way
  3. Amps FiiO K5, VE RunABOUT
 
Descriptions and links to review(s) you may have posted:
  1. I was part of the Canadian Chord Mojo Tour  http://www.head-fi.org/products/chord-mojo/reviews/15474
  2. SoundMAGIC E50 - review unit provided by SoundMAGIC  http://www.head-fi.org/products/soundmagic-e50-e50s/reviews/13639
 
Your geographical region (e.g. the city and country you live in): Richmond Hill, Ontario
Your native language (and any other languages you may be able to write in): English
 
Apr 12, 2016 at 2:49 PM Post #8 of 80
I'd like to test the X7 AM2 and AM5 modules.
 
I already own the X7.
 
Headphones: Sennheiser HD650, AKG Q701, Philips Fidelio L2, Mee Eletronics Matrix 2 AFD, Brainwavz HM5, Brainwavz HM3
IEM's: Unique Melody Mentor, Xtreme Ears xTreme One, VSonic Gr07, Hifiman Re262, Dunu DN-900, Brainwavz R3
DAC/AMPS: FiiO X7, Fiio E10K, Fiio E17K, Fiio X5-II, ODAC+O2, Fiio E17, Fiio E09K, Fiio E6
Location: Montes Claros, Minas Gerais - Brazil
Language: Portuguese, English and Spanish
 
Thanks Fiio!!
 
Apr 12, 2016 at 3:01 PM Post #9 of 80
Hey FiiO, I would like to be a part of this tour!
 
I do not own an X7.
 
-Headphone(s) / earphone(s) you possess:
 
Full-size headphones:
HiFiMAN HE1000
HiFiMAN HE-400i
Sennheiser HD700
Sennheiser HD598
Fostex T50RP (modded, based on BMF's DBV3 but with tweaks)
 
IEM:
Etymotic ER4PT (with P-to-S converter)
Klipsch Image X10
 
-Any DAP(s) / DAC(s) / amp(s) you may possess
 
I still don't have any DAPs, amazingly enough. But I am very seriously considering getting the X7.
 
As for my other stuff,
 
DAC/AMP combo:
FiiO E10K
Aune T1
NuForce UDH-100
 
Standalone amp:
Cavalli Audio Liquid Carbon

-Descriptions and links to review(s) you may have posted:
 
http://www.head-fi.org/products/fiio-x3-2nd-gen-ultraportable-hi-res-dap/reviews/13271
http://www.head-fi.org/products/fiio-x5-2nd-gen-premium-hi-res-dap/reviews/13540
http://www.head-fi.org/products/cayin-spark-c5-dac-portable-usb-dac-headphone-amplifier/reviews/13882
http://www.head-fi.org/products/aune-x1s-32bit-384khz-dsd-dac-headphone-amplifier/reviews/14366
http://www.head-fi.org/products/fiio-x7/reviews/15045
 
Those are just the reviews I've done. These are some of my other lengthy posts that can sort of be considered reviews:
 
http://www.head-fi.org/t/793700/hifiman-shangri-la-the-new-electrostatic-headphones-from-hifiman/30#post_12228557 (impressions of Hifiman Shangri-La at CES 2016)
http://www.head-fi.org/t/748334/hifiman-he1000-planar-dynamic-flagship/225#post_11197631 (impressions of HiFiMAN HE-1000 at CES 2015)
http://www.head-fi.org/t/749214/audeze-el-8-the-el-8-is-a-must-hear-at-ces-2015/900#post_11202064 (impressions of Audeze EL-8 at CES 2015)
http://www.head-fi.org/t/748334/hifiman-he1000-planar-dynamic-flagship/2985#post_11510244 (HE-1000 vs Abyss vs SR-009)

-Your geographical region (e.g. the city and country you live in):
 
California (CA), USA

-Your native language (and any other languages you may be able to write in)
 
English
 
Thank you for considering me to be a part of the tour!
 
Apr 13, 2016 at 12:21 PM Post #11 of 80
I'm interesting in AM2,AM3 module. I don't own X7.
I was a member of review tour of FiiO X3 2nd.
 
Headphones: STAX SRS2170, AKG K702, SONY MDR-7506
Earphones: Etymotic Research ER-4P, KZ ED9, KZ ATE, KZ IE80, VE MONK
DAC/AMPS: FiiO X3 2nd, Seiun Clarity Feather, TEAC UD-301, iBasso D55
Location: Matsudo, Chiba ,Japan
Language: Japanese(Native), English
 
Descriptions and links to review(s) you may have posted:
http://www.head-fi.org/products/fiio-x3-2nd-gen-ultraportable-hi-res-dap/reviews/13006
 
In Japanese I posted many reviews at my blog following URL
http://www.chinadap.com/search/label/%E3%83%98%E3%83%83%E3%83%89%E3%83%95%E3%82%A9%E3%83%B3?

Thanks.
 
Apr 13, 2016 at 5:49 PM Post #12 of 80
I am very interested in testing out the various modules and X7

Headphones:
Mee P1
Sony DR-Z7
Sony Dr-Z6

Dac:
Aune MS2

Amps:
B1
Meir Corda 2Sidestep

Location: Pacific Northwest (USA)
Language:English

Descriptions/links to reviews:
http://www.head-fi.org/products/aune-m2-32bit-dsd-portable-music-player/reviews/15556

 
 

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