FiiO announce the R7: a next gen Music Streaming Player with best in class Headphone Amplifier

Featuring dual THX amplification, ESS DAC, support for audio up to 768kHz 32bit/DSD512, MQA, Roon Ready, Multiple inputs/outputs, including USB-C for iPhone 15, and Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD & LDAC for £649/$699. Just add active speakers for a hi-fi system...

The R7 is FiiO's first-ever desktop hi-res audio player/streamer & balanced DAC/amplifier. Equipped with a high-performance ESS Sabre ES9068AS DAC and high-power THX-788+ desktop-grade amplification chipset, the R7 is a truly versatile solution for listening to your digital audio. Featuring a wealth of input and output options, the FiiO R7 has been designed to work with a host of devices, including: wired headphones, wireless headphones, active speakers and PCs.

The FiiO R7's 64GB of internal storage is complimented by SD, USB, optical and coaxial inputs, with the FiiO R7 also supporting wireless connectivity thanks to having both 2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 on board. Access your music files stored on the onboard memory or SD card; physically connect your audio source, such as an external HDD; wirelessly send audio to the R7 via DLNA or Airplay, or utilise the R7 as a Roon Ready endpoint. You can even transmit music via Bluetooth from your smartphone or PC.

The FiiO R7 supports high-resolution PCM, native DSD audio, and MQA decoding. Utilising Qualcomm’s 8-core Snapdragon 660 SoC chipset with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of onboard storage (expandable to 2TB via SD card), the R7 runs on Android 10. All of your favourite streaming applications — including TIDAL, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, Soundcloud and many more — can be installed directly on the R7 via either the pre-installed Google Play Store or FiiO Store apps.

Thanks to its dual THX AAA-788+ amplifiers and ESS ES9068AS DAC, the FiiO R7 is a highly accomplished headphone amplifier, offering a choice of wired and wireless connections to your favourite headphones. Single-ended 6.35mm and balanced 4.4mm connections feature, as well as a balanced 4-pin XLR output.

To ensure the FiiO R7 can be matched with your headphones — whether sensitive IEMs or power-hungry over-ears — five gain level modes are selectable: low, medium, high, super high, and ultra high. Under a 32Ω load using enhanced over-ear headphone mode, the R7 is capable of outputting up to 3.6W, more than enough to power low-and high-impedance headphones.

In addition, the R7 is able to output audio via Bluetooth using a wide range of different standards — including AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC and LHDC — meaning you're sure to get the best quality connection, whatever wireless headphones you're using.

The FiiO R7 will be complimented with the FiiO SP3 active speakers, available later this year.

The FiiO R7 is available now, priced £649.99 / $699.99.

The FiiO SP3 Speakers will launch later this year.

R7 Review samples are available now.

SPECIFICATION:

Amplification

2 x THX AAA-788+

DAC

ESS ES9068AS

SoC

Qualcomm 8-Core Snapdragon 660

Operating System

Android 10

Modes

Android Mode

Pure Music Mode

USB DAC Mode

Bluetooth Receiving Mode

Airplay Mode

COAX Mode

Optical Mode

Roon Ready

RAM

4GB

ROM (Internal Storage)

64GB

Expandable Storage

up to 2TB (Micro SD)

Screen

4.97" / 720 x 1280 Resolution

Inputs

1 x Optical (TOSLINK)

1 x COAX (RCA)

1 x USB A (USB 2.0)

1 x USB C (USB 3.0)

1 x 100M Ethernet Port

Outputs

1 x 4.4mm (Balanced)

1 x 6.35mm (Single-ended)

1 x 4-pin XLR (Balanced)

1 x Optical (TOSLINK)

1 x COAX (RCA)

2 x Single-ended line out (RCA)

2 x 3-Pin XLR (Balanced)

Wi-Fi

2.4GHz / 5GHz

DLNA Support

Yes

Airplay

Yes

Roon Ready

Yes

Bluetooth Version

5.0

Bluetooth Transmit

SBC/AAC/aptX/aptX HD/LDAC/LHDC

Bluetooth Receive

SBC/AAC/LDAC

MQA Support

Yes (8x)

Maximum Sampling Rates

USB DAC: 384kHz/32Bit, DSD256 (Native)

Local Decoding: 384kHz/32Bit, DSD256 (Native)

USB Audio: 768kHz/32Bit, DSD512 (DoP/D2P/Native)

COAX Input: 192kHz/24Bit

COAX Output: 384kHz/24Bit, DSD128 (DoP)

Optical Input: 96kHz/24Bit

Optical Output: 192kHz/24Bit

Dimensions

110mm x 134mm x 160mm

Weight

1.28kg

 

For an expanded specification, please see here.

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