FiiO M9 Portable High-Resolution Audio Player
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FiiO M9 Portable High-Resolution Audio Player

$499.95 inc GST

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When developing the M9, we at FiiO saw that there wasn’t any one player that combined all of the functions people want.

Was there a player that could transmit the HWA/aptX/aptX HD/LDAC lossless Bluetooth codecs, even when used as a USB DAC? What about something that also contained a highly optimized audio circuit for excellent sound quality? Did any players also give the user an experience worthy of a flagship, capable of many features including Wi-Fi music streaming all in a slick interface? We sought to change that with the M9 – which does all of this and more.

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Description

Bluetooth audio unleashed with full format support

The M9 uses Bluetooth 4.2 and supports virtually all Bluetooth formats including the high-resolution ones for your ultimate listening pleasure, including: 24-bit aptX HD (also backwards compatible with aptX), LDAC, and HWA. As a Bluetooth transmitter: LDAC/aptX/aptX HD/SBC (both natively from the player and through USB DAC) As a Bluetooth receiver: SBC (LDAC to be added with software updates)

Dual AK4490EN DACs for superb decoding performance

The two AK4490EN DACs employed in the M9 feature a high signal-to-noise ratio, exceptional dynamic range, and low distortion – making for a precise yet exciting sound signature.

Built-in dedicated FPGA with DSD128 hardware decoding

Inside the M9 is a high-performance A3P030 FPGA, responsible for ensuring your music (whatever sample rate) is played back accurately by stabilizing digital clock signals. The FPGA also decodes DSD64/128 in hardware, which the M9 supports in ISO/DFF/DSF formats.

Eight-layer HDI PCB ensures excellent sound quality

For the first time, in the M9 FiiO uses an eight-layer HDI (High Density Interconnect) PCB with a thickness of only 0.08mm. While the M9 PCB is more complex than the one in the M7, it also allows more components to be integrated into a smaller space, leading to a smaller PCB and a smaller device overall. Combined with the fact that the M9 PCB is L-shaped, similar to modern smartphones, and you have a recipe for outstanding sound quality.

Specially-designed audio circuit with balanced and single-ended outputs

The TI OPA1612 is used as the LPF, while the TI OPA1622 serves as the current buffer. To achieve single-ended and balanced output, there are two OPA1622 op-amps used that provide up to 77mW* of power under a 300Ω load.

Always your faithful companion

Under normal usage the M9 can last around 10 hours, while in deep sleep (standby) mode the M9 can be still be used after a whopping 45 days! And being in deep sleep mode does not mean sacrificing convenience – just hit the power button, and the M9 instantly is ready to go.

Indulge in the pleasure of balanced

The M9 contains both single-ended 3.5mm and balanced 2.5mm audio jacks, for even more ways to listen with your headphones. The M9 also supports in-line controls in both CTIA (common with Android headsets) and iOS headsets. (With iOS headsets, only play/pause functionality is supported.)

A picture is worth a thousand words

Unique to the FiiO M9 is RGB light indicator status that shows what audio format you are listening to! Instantly know what audio format your M9 is playing as well as its overall status, with the indicator status showing red to remind you to charge your device.

Bring out the best in your computer with USB DAC functionality

The M9 can be used as an asynchronous USB DAC with both Macs and Windows PCs. With Mac computers, you can just plug-and-play the M9 with no drivers needed. With Windows PCs, a simple install of drivers by FiiO is needed. The M9 can also act as your computer’s Bluetooth transmitter – simply hook the M9 up to your computer as a USB DAC, and then have the player transmit Bluetooth audio to your headset!

USB audio and coaxial out support

The M9 supports USB audio out (send digital audio bits through USB), with even support for DoP/D2P. Also, the M9 is one of the few players that can receive Bluetooth audio and output it through coaxial (SPDIF) out.

*You can select between USB Audio DoP/D2P in the settings menu

Incredibly fast with a deeply customized OS

In the heart of the M9 lies the Android operating system, deeply customized by FiiO. This allows you to navigate through menus at an astonishing speed and with amazing ease due to the carefully thought out customized user interface. Also, apps for popular streaming services including NetEase Cloud Music, MOOV, Tidal and KKBOX are pre-installed to allow even more ways to listen to music.

*Can install whitelisted third-party music streaming apps
*Whitelisted apps: NetEase Cloud Music, MOOV, Tidal, KKBOX, Spotify, Qobuz, Roon and Deezer.

An intensely orderly design language

The all-aluminum body tastefully combines both straight and rounded edges in an unmistakably unique design, with the gentle curve of the left side naturally transitioning to the bold straight lines of the right side. Despite its beautiful form, the M9 doesn’t sacrifice functionality – the volume wheel has been upgraded for more accurate control and a better, more tactile feel; while the power, play/pause, and change tracks buttons on the left have been arranged for even greater comfort in using the player.

LG IPS touchscreen with in-cell technology

Adorning the front of the M9 is a vibrant, clear 3.2 inch IPS screen capable of 16 million colors and supporting 5-point touch. This IPS screen allows you to easily operate your device with its ability to show even the finest of details.

Contemporary USB Type-C connector

The M9 utilizes the modern USB Type-C connector, which allows it to not only be used as a USB DAC but also allows output of digital audio signals to other devices through USB. Of course, USB Type-C also enables charging and file management on the M9 when connected to other devices.

Be accepting of all music with 2TB of storage

The M9 comes with a healthy 2GB of storage, but the storage can be expanded up to a massive 2TB with micro-SD cards!

Hi-Res Audio certified

The M9 has been certified by the Japan Audio Society to be “Hi-Res Audio” worthy, only achieved by devices truly capable of bringing a realistic and natural audio experience.

Wealth of accessories fit for a king

Every M9 comes with a TPU case, high quality USB cable, and a tempered glass screen protector. An optional PU leather case is also available.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Specifications

Main Unit

Name / Model No.
M9
Operating System
Customized

CPU model
Exynos 7270 14nm
No. of cores
2

CPU operating frequency
1GHz
DAC
AK4490EN×2

Keyboard
Virtual QWERTY keyboard
Input method
Multi-touch screen

Special features
LDAC,HWA,Gesture operation,WiFi Streaming,RGB indicator for different formats,Bi-directional Bluetooth,8-layer HDI PCB
User interface
Customized/FiiO Music

Chips used
SoC: Samsung Exynos 7270,DAC:AK4490EN*2,FPGA:A3P030,LPF:OPA1612,BUF:OPA1622*2Bluetooth chip:SAMSUNG S5N5C10B01-6330

Connectivity

WiFi
2.4G,WiFi transmission supported
Bluetooth
4.2

USB
TYPE C Two-way USB2.0
Bluetooth transmit
LDAC/aptX/aptX HD/SBC(Available when playing on M9 or using M9 as USB DAC)

HWA(LHDC)
Available when playing on M9 or using M9 as USB DAC
Bluetooth receive
SBC/LDAC to be supported

AirPlay
To be supported
DLNA
Supports Windows for now, will support more in the future

FLYLINK
To be supported
 
 

Display screen

Display size
3.2 inches
Number of colours
16M

Display type
LG IPS screen
Viewable angle
Full-view

Resolution
480×800
Pixel density(PPI)
292

Touchscreen
5-finger multi-touch
 
 

Storage

RAM
768MB
ROM
4GB

Storage expansion type
Micro SD card
ROM available to user
2GB

Maximum storage expansion
Theoretically 2TB (only one micro SD card slot)
 
 

Buttons and ports

Buttons
Physical button+Side volume scroll+Touch screen
Button customization
N/A

Headphone out (PO)
3.5 mm headphone jack+2.5mm balanced headphone jack
USB
Two-way TYPE C USB2.0(Charging/Data transmisson/USB DAC/USB Audio)

Line out (LO)
3.5 mm port(shared PO)
SPDIF output
3.5mm port(shared PO)

General

Color
Silver(might have more colors coming out)
Dimensions
60mm*106mm*13.3mm

Weight
about 133g
Volume control
120 steps +/- button control

Recommended headphone impedance
16~300Ω
Equalizer
10-band EQ (±6dB), 9 presets+custom preset

Treble control
N/A
Bass boost
N/A

Balance control
±5dB
Gain control
L/H

USB DAC
Asynchronous 192kHz/32bit
USB Audio
DSD64/128,DoP/D2P

Power specifications

USB power adapter
DC 5V/2A recommended
Battery capacity
2350mAh Li-polymer battery

Charging indication
Large charging icon shows on display when it’s off, small charging icon shows on upper right of display when it’s on
Charging time
<2h(DC5V/2A)

Battery indication
Yes (accurate battery % readings)
Deep sleep time
45 days

Battery Life & Test Conditions

3.5mm headphone output:>10h

Volume
46
Load
M3 open earbuds (27 Ω)

Screen
OFF
Test File
MP3 44.1kHz/16bit

EQ
OFF
 
 

2.5mm balanced output:>9h

Volume
48
Load
M3 open earbuds (27 Ω)

Screen
OFF
Test File
MP3 44.1kHz/16bit

EQ
OFF
 
 

Bluetooth output:>30h(SBC)
 
 
 

Volume
60
Load
BTR1+FH1

Screen
OFF
Test File
MP3 44.1kHz/16bit

Others

Firmware Upgrade

Supports both via zip file and OTA
(*The product uses GPLv2 compliant firmware.)

Font size
N/A

Firmware Upgrade
Supported
Third-party apps support
Supports installation of APP(Spotify, Qobuz, Roon, Deezer) in the white list

Line output specifications

THD+N
<0.002%(1kHz/10kΩ)
SNR
≥117dB (A-weighted)

Frequency response
5Hz~80 kHz(-3dB)
Noise floor
<5uV

Channel separation
>105dB
Line level
2V

Headphone out specifications 1(3.5mm port)

Output power 1
≥125mW(16Ω / THD+N<1%)
Output impedance
<2Ω

Output power 2
≥170mW(32Ω /THD+N<1%)
THD+N
<0.002%(1kHz/32Ω)

Output power 3
≥19mW(300Ω / THD+N<1%)
Separation
>72dB

Frequency response
5Hz~80 kHz(-3dB)
Peak output voltage
6.5Vp-p

SNR
≥118dB (A-weighted)
Noise floor
<5uV

Headphone out specifications 2(2.5mm port)

Output power 1
≥125mW(16Ω / THD+N<1%)
Output impedance
<2Ω

Output power 2
≥195mW(32Ω /THD+N<1%,balanced turbo off)≥220mW(32Ω /THD+N<1%,balanced turbo on)
THD+N
<0.002%(1kHz/32Ω)

Output power 3
≥24mW(300Ω / THD+N<1%,balanced turbo off)≥77mW(300Ω / THD+N<1%,balanced turbo on)
Separation
>98dB

Frequency response
5Hz~80 kHz(-3dB)
Peak output voltage
7.07Vp-p

SNR
≥113dB (A-weighted)
Noise floor
<10uV

File format support

Lossless:
DSD:DSD64,128(iso”“.dsf”,“.dff”)APE(Fast): 192 kHz/24 bitAPE(Normal): 192 kHz/24 bitAPE (High): 192kHz/24 bitAPE (Extra High): 48kHz/24 bitAPE (Insane): 48kHz/24 bitFLAC: 192 kHz/24 bitWAV: 192 kHz/64 bitAiff:192 kHz/24 bitAif:192 kHz/24 bitWMA Lossless: 96 kHz/24 bitApple Lossless: 192 kHz/24 bit

Lossless:
MP3,OGG,WMA,AAC…

Why buy from us?

Rapallo is an independently owned New Zealand company and with more than 15 years experience, we offer you both technical expertise and superior service.

Rapallo is fully authorized to sell products by all of the manufacturers listed on our website and in our store. In most cases we are more than a reseller, we are a direct dealer who also receives training and where possible we personally test products we sell.

Authorized dealers like us offer peace of mind. Rapallo

  • meets manufacturer’s standards, from sales to service, in order to receive authorized status.
  • often receives training directly from manufacturer representatives and shares that expertise with you.
  • provides  support for all the products they sell.
  • ensures that manufacturer warranties will be honoured.
  • buys directly from big brand manufacturers and guarantee you buy NZ new, (no grey imports or parallel imports).

The Internet is an incredibly convenient information source and a wonderful way to find savings on the products you want. Protect yourself online by buying from authorized dealers, with genuine feedback and reputations.

A price too good to be true, usually is.
If you’ve ever searched for a product on a shopping engine (such as Priceme/Pricespy) you may have asked yourself, “Why are some stores charging so much less than other stores?”

Our customers often share these stories with us, so we thought we would share a few with you, in hopes that you don’t fall prey to any of these unscrupulous sales tactics.

  • Goods may be grey market/parallel imported. They may state that the product includes the manufacturer warranty, but not tell you that the warranty is valid only in Europe, Japan, or South America, and NOT in NZ.
  • You may be asked to buy an expensive extended warranty. In many cases if you do not purchase the warranty, your purchase will be denied. (The product is now out of stock, your card does not go through, etc.)
  • Included parts may be sold to you separately. Some resellers will open boxes and charge extra for parts that are normally included by the manufacturer.
  • Hidden charges which don’t show up until your credit card statement arrives, these charges only show up when your credit card statement is sent to you.
  • When something goes wrong, faulty, late delivery, doesn’t matter how many times you try to email, they don’t get back.
  • There are so many scamming online sellers today, “buyer beware” protect yourself!

Think you have a better price from someone in NZ (authorised dealer)? Call us, we’ll see what we can do.

12 months interest free over $1,000 or 18 months interest free over $2,000 finance available (on non-discounted items). Apply here.

Call us 09 2744515

Concerned About Fraud?

The internet has become a more popular source for online shopping, regrettably we have seen more and more instances of fraud affecting online shoppers. Companies trading under many  different names, loading warranties and charging for them as extras when often they are included from the manufacturer. Parallel imports or personal imports where the NZ supplier refuses to repair when things go wrong is often alarming to the unsuspecting purchaser. Inflated freight charges, customs and GST at the border are often forgotten as a buyer is tempted by a lower price. Constantly we hear all these stories, once bitten it’s all to late looking for that refund or replacement. The stories are outrageous at times, customers from Trademe and ebay with no place to turn, time consuming and very frustrating….

So how do you protect yourself from online fraud?

  • Buy from an authorized reseller. If you are at all suspicious, contact the manufacturer directly and ask if a company is authorized to sell their products.
  • Make sure you get a company invoice with GST clearly marked.
  • Make sure you buy from someone who has a phone number and an address on their website, not a P.O.Box number
  • Read customer feedback, you can usually tell if it’s genuine or not.

We hope that you will become our next happy customer. And we promise to offer you superior service before, during and after your purchase.

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