HiBy, a brand made its name by lossless music APP and OS, announced three major firmware updates to its own customized Android system, HiBy OS, including virtual multichannel, EFO Spatializer, EFO Virtualizer, global DSD and pulse feedback.
In addition to audio characteristics, N6ii’s design, system and operating logic are all upgraded, which it’s a “metamorphosis” for the Cayin brand.
At the end of review, I want to describe Fiio M9 as a all rounder player, who’s solid and good in every aspect. With compact and delicate workmanship, full-format Bluetooth support, streaming music playback, balanced interface, Fiio M9’s sound is worth for the price. If you have an obsession with a versatile product, Fiio M9 is probably the best option available.
iBasso released the new DX160, which is target at the entry level audiophiles. The DX160 inherits the flagship DX220’s Android 8.1 open operating system, MQA coding support and a 5.0-inch 1080p Sharp OnCell full screen. Its DAC is equipped with dual CS43198 chips (QFN version). Both single-ended and balanced outputs use dual DAC decoding. The design of interchangeable amp card is cancelled in exchange for a colorful one-piece body.
As the new flagship of Lotoo, compared to previous generations of products, all aspects of its changes are more obvious. First of all, the design has large changes, followed by the use of touch screen and LTOS system. In terms of tuning, the Lotoo Paw Gold Touch has a more balanced atmosphere than the previous product’s clean and slender style. The power is enough to handle most of portable headphones. Combination with various types of headphones are OK.
Although more and more $1500-level players are becoming smart, such as WiFi, DLNA and APPs, which makes R2R2000 old schooled in function, R2R2000’s sound performance moved us. It’s more cost-effective compared to the black version.
Sharp 1080P full screen, 4GB RAM, Android 8.1 plus Mango OS, together changed the old, ugly style of Chinese players. After in-depth experience, the Android 8.1’s coupled with Mango OS’s pure sound features, meeting the different needs of all kinds of consumers. With double SABRE ES9028PRO decoding chip and 5 femtosecond crystal added, DX220 has a good control of noise and sound quality at a price only a little more than DX200. As a flagship player, it’s price is very friendly.
Fiio M5 is not only a lightweight music player, but also a good mobile music solution. Mobile phone can connect through high-definition Bluetooth format to M5. And then wired headphones can be connected to M5 to listen to better sound than general phones. It has excellent portability and better battery life and sound quality than Bluetooth headset.
Before when everyone talks about Chinese HIFI player, it’s agreed that they have better sound at the same price compared with foreign ones. But, almost everyone thinks the operation is inconvenient. But now I think this statement is not valid more. In my view, R6Pro has good sound and is also easy to use.
ZX300 is probably Sony’s most competitive Walkman product in many years. Unlike the pricing strategy of ZX1/ZX2 many years ago (WM1A replaced the position), for the ZX series ZX300 lowered the price and the performance is certainly better than the previous ZX2.