FiiO’s M11 Pro is here, all guns blazing
September 29, 2019
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Think of FiiO’s M11 Pro as the perfect gift for the true audiophile, and just in time for the holidays… After the much acclaimed M11 player, FiiO have now announced new three devices, including the M11 Pro, M15, and M15 Pro.

There’s tons to love on this device that balances great audio specs with a very industrial purely polygonal style aesthetic. On the oomph front, the M11 Pro boasts two audiophile-grade AK4497ED DAC chips based on the AKM Velvet Audio architecture. This offers better performance than the ESS chips used on earlier devices like the X7MK2.  FiiO proudly mentions how its the only digital audio company to use the powerful Samsung Exynis 7872 hexa core processor ensuring great fluidity and facilitating multitasking. Peer inside, and deep within lies two independent low phase noise crystal oscillators from River Electec in Japan. This combined with FiiO’s own self-developed FPGA greatly reduces any distortion and ensures the purity of the signals.

Beyond being a flagship digital audio player and support for MQA tracks in 8x mode, the M11 Pro in Bluetooth mode turns into a high quality bluetooth amplifier.  Boasting a 5.15′ 1440×720 display with 10 point multitouch, the M11 Pro ships with 3GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory, expandable to a massive 2TB.

In terms of battery, the large 4370mAh battery supports both Qualcomm’s QC2.0 and MediaTek’s Pump Express. This means that the M11 Pro is set for continuous listening for up to 9.5 hours.

As far as having its claims recognised go, the FiiO M11 Pro has received the Hi-Res Audio certification from the Japan Audio Society and is Hi-Res Audio Wireless Certified.

The Fiio M11 Pro Bluetooth 5.0 portable music player is now available at $769

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He is a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016. and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.
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