Good sound can not be much more inexpensive, but we tried to cover Top 6 Hi-Fi Players in different price ranges, so you have found what player that is closer to your spirit as well as in your budget. Whether you are buying for yourself or as a gift for your friends and relatives this new year. This Top 6 Hi-Fi Players selection will save your searching time.
FiiO X1 (2nd Generation)
One of the budget Hi Fi Music Players in this collection. High detail and low frequencies are suitable for all genres of music. The player is playing music much better than a smartphone.
This player comes with all metal housing enclosure with a front glass panel. The main differences from the other FiiO Hi-Fi Players line – it comes with touch navigation wheel jog, an improved DAC, switching to the Linux kernel and support for Bluetooth 4.0 so you can connect it to any wireless headphones or speakers.
FiiO X1 II can deliver an excellent sound quality in its price segment without pronounced features – for those who are just beginning to get acquainted with Hi-Fi sound. It supports external microSD card up to 256GB, means you can store around 50,000 MP3 songs, battery life is up to 12:00 hours and uses TI’s high quality CM5242.
It is the most compact Hi-fi player in this list, its weight is just 70 grams – it even fits in the jeans pocket easily that is ideal for sports and jogging. This is still an entry level Hi-Fi player. Digital-to-analog converter is a part of the SoC. Play goes to the codec of its own company with a resolution up to 24 bit / 192 kHz (at times better than a smartphone). In addition, the player plays the best audiophile format – DSD. SuperMini can shake any “ears”, thanks to a powerful amplifier. By the way, you will bundle a nice bonus – quality headphones.
HIFIMAN SuperMini is a Portable Hi Fi Player for those who want to just set a good player + headphones, minimum size and maximum operating time. The player will delight music almost a day (up to 22 hours) without charge. It supports external microSD card up to 256GB, means you can store around 52,000 MP3 songs, and support for the DSD, and comes with a good headphone.
FiiO X7 Hi Fi Network Music Player runs Android OS and supports Wi-Fi out of the box. This allows you to connect to the network at home or in a cafe at lunchtime and easily download music through streaming services. There is a 3.97-inch TFT IPS LCD display, which is very easy and comfortable to operate. You can simply switch the player into “Only music mode” and get a cool music player instead of a regular Android interface.
FiiO X7 is one of the most affordable Hi-Fi player with Wi-Fi, a confident choice for any audiophile in terms of price and quality. It packs in 1GB of RAM, 32GB of native storage and also supports external microSD card up to 128GB, means you can store around 32,000 MP3 songs, battery life is up to 9:00 hours and uses ESS ES9018S with 6dB higher SNR and dynamic range.
Astell & Kern AK70
When people heard about the Astell & Kern, they soon realize that you are in the good subject and a professional sound. Wide range, clear detail with a confident audio processing combined with the corporate style. AK70 joined the premium ranks of Hi-Fi players in 2016, and pleasantly surprised by the low price for the brand devices.
An excellent choice for fans of the brand. The sound is “neutral” with a noticeable detail in frequency. It comes with 64GB of native storage and supports external microSD card up to 128GB, means you can store around 40,000 MP3 songs, battery life is up to 10:00 hours and uses Cirrus Logic’s CS4398 DAC, you can also connect the Astell and Kern AK 70 to your PC or laptop via USB-port and acts as a sound card.
Cowon Plenue S
Cowon Plenue S – the next step after Plenue M. This premium Hi-Fi system in a compact package that you can carry as a portable music player or used as a stationary source of sound at home.
The player plays all formats, and even images as well. Improved sampling rate and 32-bit depth gives you the opportunity to feel the amazingly realistic sound – as if a whole orchestra played in your home.
As with any model in its class, the player is designed for connoisseurs who understand the high-quality sound. The device is made in a sleek metal body and a large LCD display. It comes with 128GB of native storage and supports external microSD card up to 128GB, means you can store around 52,000 MP3 songs, battery life is up to 80:30 hours and uses Burr-Brow PCM1792A DAC and fast charging.
Astell & Kern AK380
Astell & Kern AK380 – a unique and premium flagship Hi-Fi player, which has no equal rival on the market currently. He was the first to set a new bar for the quality of play of 32-bit / 384 kHz – you get clean sound without distortion.
Astell & Kern AK380 selected by most of music experts – the model has won the “Top Hi End” 2016 award. AK380 for those who are used to select the best without compromise. AK380 Hi-Fi Players underlines the high status and great music taste of the owner. It comes with 256GB of native storage and supports external microSD card up to 128GB, means you can store around 77,000 MP3 songs, battery life is up to 12:00 hours and uses AKM AK4490 x 2 Dual DAC, and Native DSD playback for DSD64 (2.8MHz) and DSD128 (5.6MHz) files.