FiiO M3 Pro DAP Announced!!
FiiO announced their latest entry-level digital audio player in the form of FiiO M3 Pro. The FiiO M3 Pro is based on the Linux operating system and comes as an upgrade to the FiiO M3k. The latest player brings many improvements over its previous gen. It has an IPS touchscreen, pro-grade DAC chip and much more. The new player is very sleek and lightweight, it weighs only 70 grams so it will be very easy for people to carry it around.
Technical Specifications of FiiO M3 Pro:-
> High-grade DAC from ESS, ES9218P.
>Smooth and Snappy Ingenic X1000E CPU.
>PCM Decoding up to 32-Bit/384kHz.
>Native DSD up to DSD128.
>3.5inch IPS Touch Screen with full touch gesture operation.
>MicroSD card support up to 2TB.
>USB Type C Charging Port with USB Audio Output.
>3.5mm Single-Ended Port with Power Output of 92mW at 16 ohms load.
>Battery Life of up to 15 hours.
>Charging Time: Less Than 2 hours(DC5V/2A).
>Deep Sleep Time: 35 Days.
>Support ebook reading, picture preview, HD recording, Built-in calculator.
High-Quality DAC Chip:-
The FiiO M3 Pro features a high-grade DAC chip from ESS Sabre Technologies, ES9218P. The chip provides a high-quality noise-free digital to analog conversion. It pulls out good details in your music with a crisp clarity and dark background. The chip is capable of decoding PCM up to 32-Bit/384kHz, and DSD up to DSD128 natively.
Super Smooth User Interface:-
The FiiO M3 Pro utilizes a fast and snappy CPU from Ingenic, X1000E. It is very fast and power-efficient. It provides a smooth user interface. You will navigate through your music library with a smooth user interface.
3.5 inch IPS Display:-
The FiiO M3 Pro is equipped with a 3.5inch IPS display with a bezel-less smooth design. The IPS display provides good viewing angles. It has a 26.2 minion color display with a high resolution of 340*800. Album cover arts are crisp and colorful, with a thin bezel of just 0.27cm.
3.5mm Single Ended Port with High Power Output:-
The FiiO M3 Pro features a 3.5mm single-ended port with an output power of about 92mW at 16 ohms of load, 75mW at 32 ohms of load. The device holds enough power to carry almost all of your IEM’s and earbuds with ease. You will be able to enjoy your music with your favorite pair of earphones anytime anywhere.
Sleek Form Factor with Lightweight:-
The FiiO M3 Pro is very sleek and made up of high-quality aluminum alloy material with double-sided glass coating on both sides. It is very lightweight, only 70 grams. Which will make it very easy to carry around with you anywhere you go.
Up to 2TB MicroSD Card Support:-
The FiiO M3 Pro supports a microSD card of up to 2TB storage capacity. So you can easily carry your entire music library with you anywhere you go.
Up to 15 hours of Battery Life:-
FiiO M3 Pro is equipped with a 1000mAh battery, it has a battery life of up to 15 hours and a standby time of up to 35 days. And even if that feels less for you, you can charge it quickly in under 2hours(DC5V/2A) to use it again.
The FiiO M3 Pro surely looks like a very promising DAP. With a powerful DAC chip, it will provide a clean and crisp sound quality. It is powered by a fast CPU and will be providing a super smooth user interface. The DAP is going to be released soon and will be supposedly priced a bit higher than its previous gen.
Comparison Between FiiO M3 Pro and M3k:-
>The M3k uses an AKM DAC AK4376A, while the M3 Pro is using a more powerful ES9218P DAC Chip.
>The M3k has physical and touch screen buttons to operate the device while the M3 Pro features physical buttons with complete touch screen operation.
>The M3k has Micro USB charging port while the M3 Pro has the latest USB Type C port.
>The M3k decodes DSD up to DSD64 while the M3 Pro plays DSD up to DSD128 natively.
>The M3k doesn’t feature a Line out port, while the M3 Pro features Line out option.
>The M3k has a power output of up to 46mW at 16 ohms of load while M3 Pro has a power output of 92mW at 16 ohms of load.
>The M3k has a battery life of up to 24 hours, while the M3 Pro has a battery life of up to 15 hours.