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Review: FiiO BTR3 – one step forward, two steps back

By | October 25th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , |

The Fiio BTR3 is one of Fiio’s latest Bluetooth devices. Do we like it? Find out all about it now!

Disclaimer: FiiO supplied BTR3 for the purposes of this review. I paid nothing for it. It retails for 79$ and is driven by the AK4376A DAC and Qualcomm CR8675 Bluetooth receiver chip. You can find out all about it here: Portable High-Fidelity Bluetooth Amplifier-BTR3. 

Related reviews:

FiiO BTR1
Fiio uBTR
MyST 1866 Bluetooth DAC

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FiiO’s unrelenting production queue reminds me of nVidia in the late 90s, of which Tom’s Hardware asked: ‘are nVidia too fast for us?’ The difference is that FiiO are fighting a much larger, less proprietary rank of competing products and rivals.… Read the full article

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Review: FiiO µBTR – bread and butter

By | September 11th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Fiio µBTR is one of Fiio’s latest units. Time to lake a closer look at the latest Fiio BT device, the µBTR!

Disclaimer: FiiO sent me the µBTR directly. I paid nothing for it. It does aptX, SBC, and AAC thanks to a Bluetooth heart comprising the Qualcomm CSR8645. The µBTR goes for 30$. You can find out all about it here: μBTR Bluetooth Receiver.

FiiO’s FB1 is n”t that good. It is a perfect reminder than even the highest-aiming of brand catalogs is lined with failures.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday: FiiO FH5

By | September 8th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The FiiO FH5 is FiiO’s new hit to the in-ear market. Before we go with the full review, we share Berkhan’s initial thoughts on it.

Disclaimer: We received the FiiO FH5 as a review sample from FiiO directly. The price of the FH5 is around 260$. You can see all of the recent Picture Sunday posts HERE.

FIIO FH5

This is FiiO’s new hybrid in ear monitor, which aims to bring some fresh design and ergonomics to their IEM line up.… Read the full article

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Review: FiiO FB1 – off white

By | August 21st, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: FiiO sent me the FB1 directly. I paid nothing for it. The FB1 is an APTX-capable Wireless DAC/earphone which goes for 30$. You can find out all about it here: FiiO FB1 Wireless earphones.

I have the utmost respect for FiiO. They make great things. FiiO constantly push the boundaries of performance on the metric of price. Sometimes they make the best product in a broad genre. I recommend FiiO amps and DAPs to friends, comrades, and geeks from MD lovers to portable music enthusiasts, and anyone else looking for an upgrade to their current gear.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday: Fiio FB1

By | August 19th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: FiiO sent me FB1 to review at Headfonia. I paid nothing for it. This is a Picture Sunday post where we take a quick preview of various gear before their full review. You can take a look at our other Picture Sunday posts HERE.

Like space opera and science fiction cinema, Bluetooth audio has been around for a long time. There have been horrible flops. There have been amazing hits. There has And not long ago Bluetooth surmounted the last obstacle: saturating uncompressed 16-bit audio.… Read the full article

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Filling the void: 5 DAPs that do Tidal, Qobuz, Spotify etc.

By | August 2nd, 2018|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The IFPI’s Global Music Report 2018 annual report confirms what we already know: that downloads are down, way down, 20% down (on the previous year). And that streaming is up. Way up. 41.1% up (on the previous year).

Many switched on hi-fi manufacturers are moving with the times, baking Bluetooth, Google Chromecast, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Qobuz and Roon into their streaming hardware, thus allowing end users to stream from the cloud as well as over the home network.

The Music-First Audiophile has his/her finger in many streaming service pies, each one complementing a hard drive full of downloads and CD rips.… Read the full article

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Review: Fiio M7 – Back to basics

By | July 18th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: The sample of the Fiio M7 was sent to us free of charge in exchange for this review. Fiio is a site advertiser and the sample doesn’t need to be returned after the review.

Fiio – M7

The Chinese based Fiio never stops innovating and it’s one of the most active companies when it comes to product development, and most of all, upgrades. This time they’re back with the M7 DAP, a portable player that goes back basics. That means the M7 is a simple and easy to use DAP without a whole bunch of features we’re used to getting with all the other Fiio DAPs, but that’s OK.… Read the full article

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Review: FiiO Q5 – The Step-Up

By | July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: The FiiO Q5 was sent to us by FiiO directly in exchange for our honest review. Current price is 349$ and around 379€ around various websites.

About FiiO

Founded in 2007, FiiO is now a major brand in the hi-fi circle, offering a wide range of audiophile products. With a reputation of cost-killer-yet-audiophile constructor, the Shenzhen company steadily rose from a small team to a full-fledged company, producing thousands of products each month. After the acclaimed FiiO X7 Mark ii, we are now reviewing the all-new FiiO Q5, their newest DAC.… Read the full article

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Review: Fiio BTR1 – Wi-Wi-Wireless

By | June 5th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: Fiio sent the BTR1, free of charge, in exchange for an honest review, nit picky or not. I’ve sat on it for a little more than a month. It goes for 49$, is built around the AK4376 DAC, and supports 24-bit playback among other things. You can find out all about it here: Fiio BTR1 DAC + aptX Bluetooth amp.

Relevant links:

RMAA: iPhone SE 24-bit
RMAA: Apple iPhone 7 24-bit
RMAA: Fiio BTR1 24-bit
RMAA: Astell&Kern XB10 24-bit

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Like Astell&Kern’s XB10, the BTR1 turns any wired earphone wireless.… Read the full article

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Review: FiiO FH1 – All About The Tone

By | February 10th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: The FiiO FH1 was sent me from FiiO directly as a review sample. The current price of this model is 74,99$. This review won't be very very detailed, as I've reviewed the F9 & F9 Pro already so there's no need to keeping it long. You can always feel free to ask your questions and state your opinions on the comments section.


INTRO

Looks like FiiO are not only interested in releasing IEMs, but also in diversifying them to appeal to larger crowds with different price levels.… Read the full article

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