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The Review Tour of FiiO K3 All-new Headphone Amplifier & USB-C DAC Starts Now! (Updated Dec 1st, 2018)

Discussion in 'Portable Headphone Amps' started by FiiO, Sep 22, 2018.
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  1. FiiO
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    A. About the K3:

    The K3 is a HiFi Headphone Amplifier & USB-C DAC that features:
    * Boost your computer's sound with capable decoding up to 384kHz/32 bit PCM and native DSD256
    * Equipped with XMOS U30881C10 USB receiver chip+AKM AK4452 DAC+ Op-amps OPA926x2 + LPF TI OPA1612
    * Modern USB Type-C input interface + Two modes of USB audio-USB 1.0 and USB 2.0
    * Multiple interfaces-Dual headphone jacks(3.5mm and 2.5mm) + 3.5mm line out + Coaxial and optical digital outs
    * More accurate ADC volume control +Gain and bass switches

    You can find more info about K3 on our site at: https://www.fiio.com/K3

    B. How to apply:
    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):

    C. About shipping info:
    •Depending on the geographical distribution of selected previewers, FiiO will ship out several K3s, one or more to Previewers 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 K3 crossing countries.
    •Preview application period: Starting now! And accepting applications until further notice!

    D. Preview regulations (subject to change before the tour commences)
    •Reviewers should keep the K3 for at most 10 days before shipping to the next reviewer.
    •Reviewers should ship the K3 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 K3 sustained during shipping or normal usage.
    •Reviewers should do the preview 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 K3s are free loan units, in order to avoid any misunderstandings.
    •Reviewers are reminded to listen responsibly and safely to the K3, to not use it when operating machinery or driving, and not to drive headphones to excessive volume with the K3.
    •Reviewers should post the completed review content to this thread and the FiiO K3's review page: https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/fiio-k3-headphone-amplifier-usb-c-dac-review.23461/
    •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 K3 in the course of your preview, so we may help you resolve it if possible.

    Best regards,
    FiiO Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2018
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  2. demond
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  3. Palash
    Very much interested in this preview tour of K3 and compare it with E10K and Q1 mk2 . I understand that the K3 is a desktop device that is to use with the computer.
    My audio gear collection is
    Headphones -
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50x , Sennheiser Hd598 SE , Audio-Technica ATH S-100 , Sennheiser P80

    Iems -
    Fiio F9 Pro, Fiio FH1, Fiio FH5 ( Review Sample from Fiio ), , 1More Piston Fit , 1 More Triple Driver, Shure se215 , VE Biggie and Smalls , IBASSO IT01, IBasso IT04 (on the way), Tin audio T2, KZ ZS5, Kz zsa.

    Earbuds - VE Monk Plus, VE monk Lite 120 ohms. Wooeasy EMX500 , Wiilsound MK1 Rv 2 , Penon Bs1 , TY Hi - Z HP - 32 , High End HE150, Colarad C01, Willsound Mk2 , TY Hi - Z F32MT .

    DAPS -
    Sony NW-A46 , Cayin N3 , Fiio X1 second Gen, Hiby R3.

    Dac & AMPS -
    Audioquest Dragonfly Black, Fiio E10 K, Fiio Q1 Mk2 , Fiio A1, VE Odyssey , Topping D50, Xduoo XD 05.

    All My Reviews are -
    https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/willsound-mk1-rev-2.23120/reviews#review-20538

    https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/ty-hi-z-32ohm-hifi-earbuds-earphone.21745/reviews#review-20863

    https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/fi...-certified-dac-amp.22526/reviews#review-20355 q1mk2 review.

    Geographical region - India (Kolkata), West Bengal.
    Native language - English and Hindi.
    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2018
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  4. Sp12er3
    I know you want it a bit universal across all model range, but when it's for desktop use.. Gimme more robust balanced port please.. 2.5mm is just... Brittle.

    Forgot to put down the headphone once, stand up and there it bent.
     
  5. demond
    The pull test of earphone socket has been done. If 2.5 cable is pulled up, K3 will be removed together, because the k3 is very light, not a heavy desktop machine.
     
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  6. ali.rzvy
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  7. ph03nixh0
    Hey Fiio, I would like to apply to be apart of the preview team.

    - I currently have both the E10K and the Q1 MK2 and have used them extensively since their release.

    - I also have the ifi SE NANO dac that is priced within the same range (would be a good comparison)

    - Headphone Inventory:
    Hifiman - RE400
    Sennheiser - HD 580, 600
    Beyerdynamic - DT 880
    Final Audio - Heaven VI
    Audio Technica - ES10
    SMSL - SU-8 (DAC)
    Fiio - X1, X5 (DAPs)
    ONKYO - DPS1 RUBATO (DAP)

    Link to past review: https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/final-audio-design-heaven-viii.20627/

    • Adelaide, Australia

    Regards,
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2018
  8. agentbarton
    Hello Fiio, I would love to have the chance to review the K3

    I currently have the E10 but not the E10k
    Headphones/Earphones: Vsonic GR07 (classic), Shure SE215, Apple EarPods(lightning and 3.5mm), Logitech UE 900s, HiFiMAN HE400i, Fiio F9 Pro,
    DAP/DAC/AMPs:
    DAP: iPhone 8, iPhone SE, iPhone 5, iPod Nano 7th Gen, Macbook Pro (2017)
    DAC/AMP: Fiio E10, Fiio Q1, Fiio A3
    United States (New England)
    English only
    Thanks for your consideration!
     
  9. alexandrum
    Hi all,
    I would love to have the chance to try the new K3.

    I currently own as follows:

    -2x Fiio E10k, one at home on Windows 10, and one at the office on Ubuntu 18.04
    -a Limited edition GdAudio NFB11.38 DAC
    -a Cambridge Audio Dacmagic Plus

    -one set of Tannoy 802 monitor (which sound great with the E10K's line out)

    Headphones:
    -Sennheiser HD58X Jubilee
    -Sennheiser HD518
    -Sennheiser HD449
    -Audiotechnica M50X
    -Audiotechnica MSR7

    IEM:
    -Sennheiser CX300 II
    -Sennheiser CX 870

    I'm from Romania.
    Thank you.
     
  10. FiiO
    Thank you for taking an active part in the preview tour. Please also help to spread the words and invite more friends to join in, so as to kick off the tour asap! :kissing_heart::kissing_heart::kissing_heart:
     
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  11. Sanotter
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  12. DibusyDeabus
    Hi I would like to apply to be part of the preview team.

    1- I have a Fiio E10K
    2- I understand that the K3 it is a desktop device. I have desktop computer Windows 10 Pro.
    3- I have : iBasso iT01, KZ ZS10, Kinera Seed, KZ ED16, QKZ VK1 and Xiaomi Piston 3.
    Hifiman HE400i, Fostex T-X0 with Argon Mod, Audio Technica ATH-M40X, Beyerdynamic 770 DT 250 Ohms, Hyper X Cloud and MEE Matrix 2 bluetooth.
    I also have the DAC/AMP NFB 11.28, DAC Sanskrit SMSL and AMP Fiio K5. I am waiting to the Verum 1 headphones too.

    I am from Spain. Good luck to all.
     
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  13. Quimet93
    The FiiO E10K was actually my first DAC/AMP. I understand that the FiiO K3 is a desktop DAC/AMP, which i like.

    The gear that i actually own and use is the following

    Audio sources:
    - Audio-GD NFB 28.28
    - Ibasso DX150
    - FiiO X5III

    Headphones:
    - Takstar Pro 82
    - Fostex TR80
    - Hifiman He4XX
    - Sennheiser HD58X
    - E-Mu Teak
    - Sennheiser HD660S
    - Hifiman Edition X v2
    - Verum 1 (Waiting)
    - MrSpeakers Ether CX (Waiting)

    IEM's:
    - Oriveti New Primacy
    - Custom Art FIBAE 3 (CIEM)

    Region - I'm From Spain, near Barcelona.

    2.5mm balanced cable for almost every headphone and IEM. I've had few other items like FiiO K5, SMSL Sanskrit 6th, an Audio-GD NFB 11.28 and some cheap IEM's.
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2018
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  14. FiiO
    Announcement on the first list of previewers for FiiO K3 preview tour:

    @agentbarton
    @alexandrum
    @DibusyDeabus
    @Quimet93


    PS. The list was chosen based on the qualification as well as your location. If there will be more applications in your place in the near future, we will have you in.

    Please kindly send PM to FiiO with your mailing info including the following:

    1. Contact person
    2. Detailed address and postal code
    3. Telephone number


    Congratulations and happy touring!

    P.S. The application is still open till further notice, welcome to join the queue! (We will have 6 days off for the coming China's National Day from Oct 1-6., so we make this announcement at this early stage so as to speed it up!)
     
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  15. agentbarton
    @FiiO Thank you for the opportunity! Looking forward to the preview unit
     
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