Is wearable device the ultimate portable device? In fact, everyone is trying. No matter what form it appears in front of consumers, creative products can always win their favor. Take Fiio M5 For example (which we had a first impression before), its mini size means it can be strapped to the wrist and arm of proper accessories. Its practical functionality makes it a charming gadget in many ways. ...
After a year of precipitation (the Fiio X7II was released in July 2017), Fiio unveiled its long-lost quasi-flagship portable player product, the Fiio M11, at its spring 2019 launch.
The Fiio M11 is positioning to replace the X5III, which basically inherits the X5III’s appearance in appearance, but has a larger screen, so the body is also larger.
However, the advantage of screen share compared to the previous models have been greatly improved, the M11 size and X7II is similar.
Let’s take a look at the box first:
As the second flagship product, the Fiio M11 is made in a black box, similar to the X5III and X7 series.
The front of the packaging envelope is printed with the M11 rendering, the upper left corner has the fly logo indentation, and the upper-right corner is printed with the double Hi-Res logo.
Below there is a product model gravure, very idle netizens can pick up the microscope to look at carefully.
Weight and size information is printed on the back of the package, as well as the logo of the supported Bluetooth protocol, including AptX, AptX HD, LDAC, and HWA.
Pick up the envelope and you’ll see the familiar black box.
In the middle of the box is a Fiio logo indentation.
Open the box, the first thing you see is the M11 with an electrostatic bag.
Move the M11, two boxes with accessories below, and a pin in the large box.
The micro SD card slot of the M11 adopts the same design as the mobile phone SIM card slot, needs to use the card pin to remove the micro SD card, this design can be circled point, the advantage is to avoid the micro SD card slot dust, the disadvantage is trouble.
After all, laziness is human nature…
The large box contains instructions.
The small box has charging/data lines and coaxial wiring.
Fiio M11 protective sleeve and tempered film are already installed / paste, get hands can be used directly. Front factory protective film…
I think changing the font would look a lot better…
The left side is still a familiar volume wheel.
Above the wheel is the play/pause key, and below is the key to switch songs.
The power-on key is at the top and the edge of the round power-on key is the ring indicator.
The two micro SD card slots are located on the right side of the front.
The bottom is from left to right with 4.4mm balance socket, 2.5mm balance socket, Type C socket and 3.5mm socket (LO and PO common).
Like the Fiio X5III, the M11 is also a double-sided glass design, flat glass combined with a hard look look.
And flat glass more convenient to paste the tempered film, love machine people’s good news.
Fiio has been moving closer to Samsung Exynos since 2018, starting with the M7, M9 and M6 processors based on the Exynos 7270 processor, and then on the M11. The Exynos 7270 is a smartwatch processor that integrates RAM and ROM and has a compact size, and a 14nm process ensures low power consumption.
Although due to lack of performance, the portable player equipped with Exynos 7270 can only use a lite Android system, but the main function of the player is to listen to music, 7270 is also to meet the basic needs. As for this Exynos 7872, it is a processor originally used on the phone, taking into account both efficiency and power consumption, the same 14nm process, 7872 stuffed into six processor cores, two of which are also Cortex-A73 high-performance core, for the daily use of smooth operation is of great help,
The smoothness of the Flying M11 ranks first in the portable smart player. Unfortunately, the GPU (image processor) of the Exynos 7872 is single-core…. So although you can play games, but that is, “can be used to play the game” the degree of fluency, far from the “suitable for playing games” smoothness.
If compared with the current most popular Dragon 710 processor phone, the smoothness of playing the game is still a relatively large gap. Here’s the question: Why not just use the Exynos 9810 or even 9820 flagship processors?
Wouldn’t the system operate more smoothly? This question is easy to answer, because power consumption can’t handle… Portable player is not like a mobile phone, in addition to the processor needs electricity, audio circuit power consumption is also much higher than the general mobile phone, if it is such a play, perhaps not not, but you have to like a mobile phone to double-charge dying a day. How to solve the problem of excessive heat is also a very test of the strength of engineers, audio circuit heat is already very large, if coupled with a huge heat-fired processor, that estimated to air-cooled liquid cooling these cooling technology are not necessarily used to cope. Of course, you can choose to lower the processor, but the downfrequency still has the meaning of using the flagship processor?
So the Exynos 7872 should be the best choice for a smart portable player. The Fiio M11 uses two AK4493 DAC chips, which also fits the player’s positioning. AK4493 is superior in parameters to AK4490 and AK4495, second only to AK4497 and AK4499, and parameters are actually quite close to AK4497.
Of course, the parameters are no longer beautiful, nor can they be directly on the ear to listen to the actual.
This time with the X7 with AM3B module comparison, M11 sound contrast with AM3B FiioX7 more powerful, from the parameters can also see the M11 thrust slightly better than the AM3B module, the parameters are not fooled me.
The bottom noise performance of the Fiio M11 is also good, slightly lower than the take-off H7-AM3B module, the better bottom noise performance makes it have a point advantage in the analysis power, the performance of detail reduction is better than the Fiio H7-AM3B, but still can not pull a big gap. The overall performance of the M11 three frequencies is good, although on the tuning M11 than X7 has more low frequency volume, but the control is appropriate, showing a low-frequency texture than X7 better, but also did not significantly affect the play of medium-high frequency. M11 vocals are clear, and vocal-based songs perform well.
The high frequency performance is close to X7 plus AM3B, the high frequency is delicate and permeable.
Combined with a smooth operating experience and affordable prices, the Fiio M11 should be a smart portable player that is well worth buying.
In addition to meeting the basic needs of playing local music, the M11 can also be used to listen to online music by installing third-party apps, and can also get a better hearing experience by watching videos and playing games, with few picky places. The Fiio M11 gives enthusiasts a glimpse of Fiio’s determination to move to the top this year, as well as the strength to match it, which makes people look forward to the end of the year the real flagship will have a bigger upgrade. It can be said that the M11 raised the expectations of the burning friend to fly atrue flagship, of course, this also brings more pressure to Fiio. Can the end of the year be more of a surprise?