FiiO announces its new M23 portable DAP and K19 headphone AMP/DAC


FiiO makes some of the best high-end audiophile devices on the market, and the company has just dropped two new announcements. First, the beautiful-looking M23 portable DAP, which is designed to play the best audio files out there. Second, the K19 headphone amplifier and DAC made for enhancing your desktop audio experience.

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Featuring the flagship AKM AK4191EQ + AKM AK4499EX DAC combination, the M23 supports playback of audio files up to, and including, 24-Bit 384kHz PCM/DSD256, and also supports files encoded using MQA.

Alongside physical 3.5 mm single-ended and 4.4 mm balanced headphone outputs, and both single-ended/balanced line-outs, the M23 can both transmit and receive Hi-Res audio thanks to aptX HD Bluetooth and LDAC wireless connectivity. This two-way connectivity means not only are wireless headphones catered for, but the M23 can also receive audio from a smartphone, PC or other device and be used as a Bluetooth DAC/Amplifier.

Featuring a Dual Power supply, when using external USB power, the M23 features a ‘Desktop Mode’, allowing this versatile product to perform well as both a portable and desktop device. In desktop mode, the additional ‘Super-High’ gain level is available, allowing the M23 to deliver an impressive 1000mW per channel @32 Ω.

Equipped with the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, the M23 runs on a customized Android operating system and features a global SRC bypass. Music streaming apps such as TIDAL, Qobuz, Apple Music, Deezer and more can be installed to allow listening in full lossless quality.

Available in either Blue Titanium or Stainless Steel, the M23 offers a 10.5-hour battery life, 5.5″ multitouch HD display, and onboard storage of 64 GB. For those wanting to carry more of their music files around with them, the M15S also features a micro SD card slot with support for up to 2 TB cards.

FiiO M23 launches in April and is available to pre-order now, priced £649 / €700 / $700.


FiiO announces its new M23 portable DAP and K19 headphone AMP/DAC

Boasting dual 8-Channel ES9039SPRO DACs, dual 8-Channel THX AAA 788+ amp technology, and multiple inputs/outputs — including HDMI ARC — the K19 supports native playback of audio files up to 768kHz 32Bit PCM/DSD512. ​ With its dual 8-channel THX AAA788+ amplification, the K19 can effortlessly power headphones with a wide impedance range — delivering up to an impressive, 8000mW of power output.

Available in Black and Silver finishes, the K19 offers users a wide selection of audio input options, including: Coaxial, Optical, USB-C, HDMI, and HDMI ARC.

From an audio out perspective — alongside the 6.35 mm single-ended, 4.4 mm balanced, and 4-pin balanced XLR headphone connections. The FiiO K19 also features dual RCA (L/R) line-out as well as balanced 3-pin XLR (L/R) outputs, ensuring compatibility with a host of external devices.

Featuring a highly precise 31-band Parametric Equalizer (PEQ), RS232, Ground Lift Switch, and the option of the either DC or AC power. The FiiO K19 is a truly versatile device which — thanks to its dual high-performance 8-Channel ES9039SPRO DACs — delivers an impressively musical, detailed, and expressive sound, whatever the source.

FiiO K19 launches in March, priced £1,249 / €1,300 / $1,300.

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Last Updated on April 30, 2024.


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