FiiO officially unveiled its latest music player called M11 along with many smart features. The device has a similar design to a smartphone today, with an 18:9 full-view display, a resolution of 1440×720 pixels, 312ppi for the ability to display extremely sharp images. FiiO M11 is also equipped with both 2.5mm and 4.4mm balanced jacks, best compatible with high-end headphones and cables on the market. Also like the recent music player, the M11 plugs into the computer to make USB DAC via USB-C port.
FiiO M11 is an upgraded version of the X5 gen 3 music player that is now 3 years old. With this upgrade, Fiio changes completely from external appearance to internal hardware. The M11 is the first music player to be equipped with an 18:9 aspect ratio display, this almost overflowing design is also the first to be carried on a high-end music player. The exterior design of the Fiio M11 still includes a physical key and a familiar volume control knob. The screen almost completely covers the front with beautiful overflow design, in addition to being protected by extremely tough tempered glass. The back of the device is covered with 1 layer of high-grade carbon fiber imported from Korea.
The volume dial of M11 has a similar design with X5III but is covered with golden color, thereby creating an impressive highlight on the black body. As mentioned above, the M11 has both 2.5mm and 4.4mm balanced jacks for best compatibility with high-end headphones and wires. The M11 also comes with dual SD card slots to let you store your music library and take them anywhere. Regarding audio hardware, Fiio M11 uses AK4493 DAC chip, for the ability to play all the current quality music including Native DSD256, from the audio output circuit of the DAC to the analog output circuit using OPA926 is true-100% balanced so you can exploit large gain, low distortion, clean sound background.
The main processor is the Exynos 7872 CPU with 3GB memory and 32GB of internal storage, running the customized Android 7.0 operating system. Besides, the Fiio M11 also supports high-speed Bluetooth transmitter/receiver with lossless quality with the most advanced Bluetooth Codecs. This is a comparison with the previous Fiio X5III, it can be seen that the M11 will have a 3800mAh battery, playing music for up to 13 hours continuously and standby time of up to 1200 hours, full charging time is less than 2.5 hours, will be priced at around $450.