FiiO announce M23 portable audio player and flagship K19 desktop headphone amplifier and DAC

Versatile, feature-packed portable and desktop players to make the most of your high-res music streaming apps and digital music collection.

FiiO M23 (Blue Titanium & Stainless Steel versions)
FiiO M23 (Blue Titanium & Stainless Steel versions)

The FiiO M23 Digital Audio Player and K19 Desktop DAC/Amplifier will be on show at CanJam, New York on Saturday & Sunday March 9-10th 2024.


The new M23 Digital Audio Player (DAP) builds upon the success of previous award-winning portable audio equipment from FiiO. 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 3.5mm single-ended and 4.4mm balanced headphone outputs, and both single-ended/balanced line-outs, the M23 is able to 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 a both a portable and desktop device. In Desktop Mode, the ‘Super-High’ gain level is available, allowing the M23 to deliver an impressive 1000mW per channel @32Ω.

In addition, when using the internal battery, the ‘HiFi Boost Mode’ function can be enabled in settings which provides the option of higher output power when using the M23 in battery mode. If required — using the balanced headphone output @32Ω — the M23 is able to deliver up to 760mW in ‘High Gain’.

Equipped with the powerful Qualcom Snapdragon 660 processor the M23 runs on a customised Android operating system and features a global SRC bypass, meaning 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 up to 10.5 hour battery life, 5.5" multi-touch HD display, and onboard storage of 64GB. For those wanting to carry more of their music files around with them, M15S also features a micro SD card slot with support for up to 2TB cards.

FiiO M23 launches in April and is available to pre-order now, priced £649 / €700 / $700 for the Blue Titanium model; £799 / €849 / $899 for the Stainless Steel model.

For review samples, please contact Starscream Communications.

FiiO K19 (Silver and Black versions)
FiiO K19 (Silver and Black versions)

The K19 is FiiO's flagship balanced Hi-Res desktop headphone amplifier/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 is able to 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, HDMI ARC, and Bluetooth.

From an audio out perspective — alongside the 6.35mm single-ended, 4.4mm 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) with dedicated Windows/MacOS software, 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 DSP Software for K19 (Windows / MacOS versions available)
FiiO DSP Software for K19 (Windows / MacOS versions available)

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

For review samples, please contact Starscream Communications.

K19 SPECIFICATION:

DAC

8-Channel ESS ES9039SPRO (x 2)

Amplifier

8-Channel THX AAA 788+

DSP Chipset

ADI SHARC+ ADSP-21565

Clock Chipset

ACCUSILICON AS318-B x 2 Crystal Oscillator

Equalizer

31 Highly Precise Parametric Equalizer (PEQ)

Power Output

8000mW (Balanced Out @32Ω)

Digital Input

USB / Coaxial / Optical / HDMI IN / HDMI ARC

Bluetooth Input

SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX LL, aptX Adaptive, LDAC

Headphone Outputs

XLR-4 / 6.35mm (Single-ended) / 4.4mm (Balanced)

Line Outputs

RCA (L/R) × 2 / XLR

Digital Outputs

Coaxial / Optical

Audio Support

PCM up to 768kHz/32-Bit, Native DSD512

Ground Lift Switch

Yes

RS232

Yes (USB Type-C Port)

Trigger

Yes (3.5mm 12V In / Out)

Dual Power Supply

Yes (DC (15V) / AC (100-240V 50/60Hz 40W))

Colour Variants

Black / Silver

M23 SPECIFICATION:

DAC

Flagship AKM AK4191EQ + AKM AK4499EX

SoC

Qualcomm 660

Amplifier

THX AAA-78+ (x 2)

Display

5.5" 720 x 1440 (18:9 Ratio)

Power Output

(Desktop Mode)

L+R≥1000mW+1000mW (32Ω, THD+N<1%)

L+R≥730mW+730mW (16Ω , THD+N<1%)

L+R≥240mW+240mW (300Ω, THD+N<1%)

Power Output

(Internal Battery)

L+R≥630mW+630mW (16Ω , ​ THD+N<1%)

L+R≥475mW+475mW (32Ω, THD+N<1%)

Power Output

(Internal Battery w/

'HiFi Boost Mode' enabled)*

L+R≥760mW+760mW (32Ω, THD+N<1%)

Gain Modes

Low / Medium / High / Super-High

Headphone Outputs

3.5mm (Single-ended) / 4.4mm (Balanced)

Line Outputs

Yes (3.5mm (Single-ended) / 4.4mm (Balanced))

Coaxial Output

Yes (3.5mm)

Bluetooth (Receive)

SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX LL, aptX Adaptive, LDAC

Bluetooth (Transmit)

SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, LHDC

Micro SD Slot

Yes (Up to 2TB)

Desktop Mode

Yes

RAM / ROM

4GB / 64GB

Battery Capacity

5500mAh

Battery Life

10.5 Hours (Full Charge)

Audio Support

PCM up to 384kHz/24-Bit, Native DSD256

MQA Support

Yes

Dimensions

136.5mm x 75.7mm x 18.1mm

Weight

299g

Colour Variants

Blue Titanium ​ / Stainless Steel

 

*'Hi-Fi Boost Mode' available via M23 firmware update 1.0.1 (released April 2024).

FIRMWARE UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS:

Updating the FiiO M23 to the latest 1.0.1 firmware can be done in one of two ways:

  1. Connect the player to wi-fi, then select ‘Settings → ​ System → ​ System Update’ → ​ 'Online Upgrade'. The firmware will download to the device, and the update will be performed.
  2. Alternatively, click here on PC/Mac to download the new firmware to an external Micro SD Card. Insert the Micro SD Card into the M23, and install the update by selecting ‘Settings → ​ System → ​ System Update’ → ​ 'Local Upgrade' ​ → 'SD Card' → 'M23-update-1.0.1.zip'

 

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