1. Soria Moria

    FiiO FT3. The most overlooked headphone?

    A few days ago I came across the headphone FiiO FT3. I had never heard about it and apparently it released only a few months. I was shocked when I found a measurement of it and saw that it actually measures pretty great. How and why have I not seen more discussion of this headphone here?! Yes...
  2. K

    Upgrade for my Hifiman Arya Stealth, currently using Fiio K5 Pro (non ess version)

    Hello. Looking to replace my Fiio K5 Pro because I think, even tho it works just fine in combination with the Arya Stealth, it gives my mind an uneasy feeling due to the different price range both of the products play in (1500€ vs. 175€). Also, I rather would like to have separate units, a...
  3. Yashiro_R

    Fiio Q11 vs Topping DX1 (For Beyer DT 770 Pro 80 Ohm)?

    Fiio Q11 vs Topping DX1 (For Beyer DT 770 Pro 80 Ohm)? I am leaning towards Fiio Q11 due to it working with my phone. Anyway, I'll go with the DX1 if the Sound Quality is significantly better. I listen to lots of old recording on m1 macbook air (like the 2023 Karajan's 9 Symphonies Remaster)...
  4. S

    Fiio DAP wavelet compatibility?

    hey guys, wondering if anyone has experience running wavelet or any other system wide eq on any fiio devices? in particular i'm looking at the fiio r7 but i assume they're similar across the product ranges. anyone measured the r7? haven't been able to find any online
  5. M

    New MP3 player of amp for headphones ?

    Hi everyone The jack input of my Fiio Mark 3 being broken, I've been thinking about buying a new player (Sony NW A105 or Hiby R3 Pro Saber), but after reading different articles (some of them contradictory) I'm now wondering about the usefulness of a headphone amp (this one actually ...
  6. C

    Fiio E10K TC worth it over previous version?

    [If a Moderator sees this, would you please move the thread to the Headphone Amp section? I accidentally posted it here. Thank you!] Hello everyone, I was wondering whether or would be worth it purchasing the latest Fiio E10K model called TC - used for 60 - euros over the previous Olympus 2...
  7. PaperBoat

    Fiio BTA30 Pro

    I'm looking for a good Bluetooth receiver and I see the Fiio BTA30 Pro is probably a good choice. But I'm seeking clarification on the volume control method of the Fiio BTA30 Pro so I reached out to Fiio support and asked about the volume control method. The Fiio site tells that "the BTA30 Pro...
  8. J

    What to switch first: DAC vs Amp?

    Hi All, Hope somebody can help me with the dilemma I have last a couple of weeks. First of all let me list my gear: FiiO K3(new) only as DAC Monolith Liquid Spark Fostex T60Rp, Philips Fidelio L2, FiiO FH1s I'm pretty happy with setup, but thinking about switching my Fiio K3 with something...
  9. dominikz

    DAC ABX Test Phase 1: Does a SOTA DAC sound the same as a budget DAC if proper controls are put in place? Spoiler: Probably yes. :)

    This thread is meant to once and for all settle the age-old question on whether different non-broken DACs have a "sound" or if all DACs sound the same! :cool: ...just kidding - those debates will probably never end. :p Let me start by providing the link to the ABX test. Note: There are 16...
  10. dominikz

    FiiO Taishan D03K DAC measurements

    FiiO Taishan D03K is a pretty cheap DAC that was often recommended online to connect TVs (that now mostly provide only digital audio output) with analogue audio gear. I have one so I thought it might be useful to post my measurements. Cost was 21,99 GBP a few years ago. Here's a few pictures of...
  11. Spring80

    DAP recommendation

    Hi all. Help with choosing DAP, while such options are: Cayin N3Pro, Hiby R5, Fiio M11, IBasso DX160. Since I mainly listen to heavy music (metal, hardcore, metalcore) so I am interested in good bass. What will be better in terms of sound, interface, convenience?
  12. F

    Final showdown: FiiO K5 Pro vs Topping L30(but without DAC) which would sound better?

    So after almost a month of owning my Beyerdynamic DT 990 pro and trying to figure out which amp to go for, here is what I've narrowed it down to, and I don't wish to consider any other option but these two given my budget, availability where I live and all my past research. Which of these do...
  13. BruceBanner

    Screenless DAP recommendations

    I'm looking for any recommendations. I have a Walnut V1 and V2s, both kinda dying a bit, but I'm also keen to see if there is anything better. I would be pairing with the Fiio A3 amp, to drive either etymotic or PFE 232's. I'd like the following features; - Gapless Playback - Resume (if...
  14. Racheski

    All Aboard the FiiO K9 Pro Hype Train

    It is time to hype another upcoming product and inevitably be slightly disappointed. The FiiO K9 Pro is a flagship desktop all in one DAC/Amp that has the potential to be an endgame device, if it's priced affordably. From Head-Fi SPEC: 1,Linear power supply, supports 115V/230V power supply. 2...
  15. P

    Topping DX3 Pro or FiiO K5 Pro for my Hifiman Sundaras

    Hello and happy new year! I've got a pair of Sundaras past week and love them. Now i'm using them with Focusrite 2i4. I can't get to decent listening levels without distortion. I prefer DAC + AMP for convenience. These to (topping and FiiO) are my winners for now. I wan't to stay in this price...
  16. LuckyLuke575

    FiiO Q1 Mk II BAL vs Topping A50 + D50s

    Hi all, I'm thinking of upgrading my desk setup from the portable FiiO Q1 Mk II that I'm currently using the BAL output on with a pair of Sennheiser HD 650 headphones. I listen to music all day while I work on the computer, so I want to make sure that I have the best setup possible. I'm...
  17. L

    Amp+dac or amp/dac for AKG 712 pro (first time buyer) ~230€ budget [I made a list w/ all my options]

    Hello, I just ordered my first pair of real headphones and now I need a Dac and Amp or a dac/amp combo for them. I currently have a bad 25€ amp/dac from amazon for my Sennheiser Momentum. Ideally my budget would be 200€, I spent 160€ for the headphones, I don't really want to spend way more for...
  18. darmanastartes

    Radsone ES100 vs Fiio BTR1K: measurements interpretation request

    I was wondering if anyone could compare and interpret measurements of the Radsone ES100 and the Fiio BTR1K for me. I'm trying to decide if the ES100 is worth spending double the price of the BTR1K, especially given that I have no interest in making a significant investment in balanced cables. I...
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