FiiO M3Pro Portable Hi-res Lossless Music Player

FiiO M3Pro Portable Hi-res Lossless Music Player

The FiiO M3K marks the entry into the portable hi-res audio player product portfolio of Chinese specialist FiiO Electronics Technology Co Ltd, which, like many other players in the portfolio, now has a big brother in the form of the new FiiO M3Pro Portable Hi-res Lossless Music Player.


For some time now, FiiO Electronics Technology Co. Ltd. has had the FiiO M Series as its current line of portable hi-fi audio players. The user is presented with a really wide range of solutions, which is gradually being expanded with new models. It is also interesting to note that FiiO Electronics Technology Co. Ltd. not only introduces completely new models, but also builds on existing solutions, i.e. presents them in an improved or expanded form. Many a model in the line-up has thus been upgraded in recent months, and the word “Pro” has been added to the name.

After introducing a FiiO M11PRO Lossless Playback Portable Music Player to the FiiO M11 Smart Lossless Playback Portable Music Player, and thus presenting an upgrade at the top end of the product line, FiiO Electronics Technology Co. Ltd. is now also taking this step at the bottom end, thus entering the full range of portable hi-fi audio players, namely the FiiO M3K Digital Audio Player. The FiiO M3Pro Portable Hi-res Lossless Music Player is a slightly “bigger” brother to the FiiO M3K Digital Audio Player. The new FiiO M3Pro Portable Hi-res Lossless Music Player is a remarkable addition to the FiiO M3K Digital Audio Player’s range of portable audio players.

The previous FiiO M3K was, it can be said, a thoroughly well-equipped player for the beginner, but compared to the other models of the FiiO M Series, it is quite rudimentary. Instead of a touchscreen, only a 2 inch display with 320 x 240 pixels was used, controlled via a separate sensor field. Also the supported data formats and resolutions were limited to the essentials and USB audio was not available. With all this, one also had to keep an eye on the price for which the FiiO M3K was and is offered, only € 69,- are to be budgeted for it.

The price of the new FiiO M3Pro Portable Hi-res Lossless Music Player is naturally a little higher, but the added value is worth every penny, because, as already mentioned, the new FiiO M3Pro Portable Hi-res Lossless Music Player is almost identical to the other models.

This means that the FiiO M3Pro Portable Hi-res Lossless Music Player now also has a touch screen display, a 3.5 inch IPS TFT display with 800 x 340 pixels. As a result, the display is now the central user interface, with all the essential playback and volume control buttons still located on the side for quick operation.

The FiiO M3Pro Portable Hi-res Lossless Music Player is still very compact, measuring no more than 95.8 x 45.4 x 10.4 mm and weighing only about 70 g.

At the heart of the FiiO M3Pro Portable Hi-res Lossless Music Player is an Ingenic X1000/E processor that delivers ample performance.

Signal processing is done by an ESS Sabre ES9218P, which is superior to the AKM AK4376A of the FiiO M3K. Thus data in Linear PCM format can be processed with up to 24 bit and 192 kHz, and DSD is also available, up to DSD128.

The output stage of the new FiiO M3Pro Portable Hi-res Lossless Music Player has also been improved compared to the FiiO M3K, and now delivers 75 mW instead of 23 mW, three times the power to drive a wide variety of headphones. A 3.5 mm stereo mini jack socket is available for connecting headphones.

A microSD card slot is available for audio data, which can hold storage media with a capacity of up to 2 TByte.

WLAN or Bluetooth is not available here, the only connection to the outside world is a USB port, whereby it is a USB-C and thus USB audio is now also offered, so the FiiO M3Pro Portable Hi-res Lossless Music Player can function as an external DAC for PCs and Macs.

Direct connection to smartphones is also possible, as the new FiiO M3Pro Portable Hi-res Lossless Music Player supports OTG File Transfer in conjunction with smartphones based on Google Android.

FiiO Electronics Technology Co. Ltd. is pleased to announce that although the FiiO M3Pro Portable Hi-res Lossless Music Player is based on Google Android under the hood, the user interface is designed to be simple and intuitive. Here the user not only finds music playback, but also an option for eBooks and pictures.

The FiiO M3Pro Portable Hi-res Lossless Music Player also performs other tasks, including the possibility of voice recording in MP3 or WAV with 16 bit and 48 kHz via the integrated microphone. The FiiO M3Pro Portable Hi-res Lossless Music Player has an A-B repeat function, which is not only available for your own recordings, but also for audio books. This is very useful when using the portable player as a learning aid.

A pocket calculator is also on board, which should not be forgotten.

The integrated battery of the new FiiO M3Pro Portable Hi-res Lossless Music Player is said to offer a playing time of up to 15 hours with 1.000 mAh, whereas the standby is indicated with up to 35 days. Charging the battery should be done after only two hours.

The new FiiO M3Pro Portable Hi-res Lossless Music Player is now available in stores. The recommended retail price is only € 89,-, making the FiiO M3Pro Portable Hi-res Lossless Music Player a very affordable entry level product, even in the Pro version.

Getting to the point

After adding a FiiO M11Pro to the FiiO M11, and thus presenting an upgrade at the top end of the product line, FiiO Electronics Technology Co. Ltd. is now also taking this step at the bottom end, entering the entire range of portable hi-res audio players, namely the FiiO M3. The FiiO M3Pro Portable Hi-Res Lossless Music Player is a slightly “bigger” brother to the FiiO M3Pro Portable Hi-Res Lossless Music Player. The new FiiO M3Pro Portable Hi-Res Lossless Music Player is a remarkable addition to the FiiO M3 product line.

Manufacturer:FiiO Electronics Technology Co. Ltd.
Distribution:NT-Global Distribution GmbH
Price:€ 89,-

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