The M3 is a compact audio player. FiiO M3 96KHz/24bit DAC HiFi Digital Portable Lossless Music Player Description Max support up to 64GB Backlit buttons Extra long standby time 8GB internal storage and Weighing about 40g, the M3 has a unibody construction and dual colour for a minimalistic design. The matte coating applied on the player also ensures a good grip on the player despite the small size. Audio is great and glitch-free FiiO M3 is recommended only if you have decent collection of music that sound great on your smartphone.As far as placement goes, power and hold buttons are placed on the side, 3.5mm headphone jack, microUSB and microSD card slot on the bottom. There’s also a 2-inch non-touch display on the front.Connect all of your portable media to the rest of the world! FiiO understands that personal audio should be.
The interesting thing about the design, though, is the six hard buttons for navigation instead of the touch-sensitive and High Power Processors. Utilizing the Ingenics 4760B dual-core 600 MHz CPU, the FiiO X5 easily supports all six major lossless file types. Supported files are DSD, APE.It is stable firmware thread-FW1.2: improved scroll wheel, DSD playback, stability
The user interface on M3 needs an overhaul, simply for the fact that it’s not user-friendly. FiiO headphone amplifiers and more, for life on the go.While we appreciate the physical buttons, the navigation is rather poor and needs to be improved.
There’s a small learning curve as to which button executes which command, making it essential to glimpse through the quick guide the first time around. Digital Audio Player – Supports up to 24-Bit / 96 kHz – Supports Lossless APE, FLAC, & WAV Files – 5-Band EQ – 2.0″, TFT Screen with 240 x 320 Pixels.In terms of UI customisation, you can style it with different themes. The sales package includes a microUSB cable for charging, earphones and the player. The earphones are a standard affair but it’s a non-issue since high-res audio is best enjoyed with a pair of earphones or headphones that can fully exploit the source file’s potential.
The M3 comes with 8GB of internal storage with room for expansion through the microSD card supporting up to 64GB. It is good quality, M3 offers top-notch audio quality with support for formats like APE, FLAC and WAV at up to 96kHz/24bit. The five-band equalizer offers seven different modes, including a custom mode to enhance the audio quality.
It has 16 mm cap head self-tapping wood screws are the easiest way to give your speaker projects a professional look.FiiO rates M3’s battery life at 24 hours and we got close to 22 hours during our time with the player, which is quite impressive.It is made to firmware 1.3 compared to 1.2: 1. Added option to play through folders: ie automatcially skipping to the first song.