FiiO announce the R7: a next gen Music Streaming Player with best in class Headphone Amplifier
Featuring dual THX amplification, dual ESS DACs, support for audio up to 768kHz 32bit/DSD512, MQA, Roon Ready, Multiple inputs/outputs & Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD & LDAC for £649/$699. Just add active speakers for a hi-fi system...
February 28, 2023
The R7 is FiiO's first-ever desktop hi-res audio player/streamer & balanced DAC/amplifier. Equipped with high-performance ESS Sabre ES9068AS DACs 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 dual ESS ES9068AS DACs, 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.
2 x THX AAA-788+
2 x ESS ES9068AS
Qualcomm 8-Core Snapdragon 660
Pure Music Mode
USB DAC Mode
Bluetooth Receiving Mode
ROM (Internal Storage)
up to 2TB (Micro SD)
4.97" / 720 x 1280 Resolution
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
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)
2.4GHz / 5GHz
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
110mm x 134mm x 160mm
For an expanded specification, please see here.
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HI-RES SP3 IMAGES