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. ...
In the portable professional audio player this small market segment, Fiio can be said to have done the most Chinese brands. The most comprehensive product model, the most extensive feature configuration, the most conscience market price, and therefore the most popular young consumers. But for every model that has been released, the design is mostly male. For example, the flagship X7 MKII, the next flagship X5 MKIII, or the Thousand Dollar Bucket Machine M9, or even the entry-level M3K, all of them are clearly angled, all of which reveal the masculinity. This may not be friendly to female enthusiasts. But with the recent appearance of the M6 player, the situation was finally broken. Let’s take a look at what the M6 looks like and then we’ll talk.
The moment the M6 first came on, I was inexplicably reminded of a neck-mounted MP3 released by Samsung many years ago, with a vague memory of the model called YP-S2, and a different name “Goosebumps”. The M6 feels like a pebble, delicate, smooth and rounded, holding it in his hand and even having an impulse to touch it.
Compared with the previous proud “gentlemen” players, the M6 is full of small home jade, four corners of the large angle arc transition processing is Fiio never dared to try the design. At just 92.5 x 53.3 x 11.5 (mm) of body size, it’s like a flattened pebble, and perhaps only female users will love it.
The official price of the M6 is 998 yuan, I checked around, basically all the channels are the same price. The price of Fiio products has always been stable, more stable than the Apple. So basically don’t worry about buying early will lose money.
The slogan for the product is: Embrace the wireless HiFi era. Because the M6 supports almost all Bluetooth audio encoding formats, it also supports Apple’s AirPlay feature.
The number of accessories of the thousand-dollar machine is naturally not comparable to the flagship machine. However, the use of the necessary accessories M6 have, such as data connection cable, such as the host case. In addition, the factory when M6 has been affixed after the protective film, of course, if not attached to a spare film, it is not a Fiio. 🙂
The M6’s body weight is only 83g, in addition to the M3K it is Fiio its lightest player, holding in the hand weight is moderate, but also really suitable for the disk, not easy to slip from the hands.
This transparent protective case fits well, feels good, and is closer to the real touch of the bare metal. By the example, the front of the M6 does not have a protective film, because it uses 2.5D glass, the edge position is curved, so it is not suitable for the film.
On the front is a full touch screen with a 3.2-inch IPS display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. This screen display effect is clear, the color is not as bright as the AMOLED screen, in addition to the visual angle is very large, the comprehensive performance for a music player is nothing to be picky.
We often talk about EDC standard, and for music enthusiasts, at least one player and a pair of headphones are definitely not running. Personally feel that products such as the Fiio M6 are well suited to be standard with EDC. Because of its volume and weight, and because of its functional design, almost all of the functions that come to mind are supported by it. For example, Bluetooth wireless WiFi, such as DSD native output, such as USB DAC, as well as AirPlay and so on.
M6 native comes with 4GB of storage space, but 2GB of which is for the system, and the other 2GB is free to users. Of course, the vast majority of players are now stored music on the TF card, on the one hand, the purchase cost is low, on the other hand, when there are multiple players, only need a card on it. Avoid the hassle of copying songs on every device. And when you add a new track, you only need to do it once on the TF card. The M6 body has a TF card slot, the maximum capacity supported can theoretically reach 2TB, that is to say, the current market tf card is no problem.
In terms of functions, the M6 is not only in line with the flagship, but in some ways even won. It is the largest selling point of wireless music, supported by Bluetooth wireless encoding formats are: HWA, LDAC, Apt-X, Apt-X HD, SBC, supported Bluetooth wireless decoding format slat LDAC, SBC, supported WiFi transfer music protocol has AirPlay. Bluetooth is a two-way connection, and WiFi can also play streaming content.
The interface has also been upgraded to Type-C, which enables DSD native output in USB Audio mode and supports DoP/D2P output mode. Format supports ISO/DFF/DSF, and more. There is also the USB DAC function, m6 uses asynchronous transmission, the wire correspondingis is not so harsh, and asynchronous transmission for the music playback quality is more secure.
The M6 is Hi-Res Audio certified and supports almost all music formats such as: MP3, WMA, WAV, FLAC, AAC, ALAC, OGG, M4A, AIFF, AIF, APE, DSF, DFF, ISO, etc., as well as CUE coding and M3U, M3U8 playlist.
The recently released player, but the Android system, seems to no longer use the Swiss core microprocessor. Instead, switch to a more stable Samsung 14nm craft Exynos 7270 dual-core processor. Although the Exynos 7270 has a main frequency of only 1GHz and a combination of 768MB, the deeply customized Android system streamlines many unnecessary modules, so the speed of movement is not slow, and the execution efficiency is still very good.
Since it’s Android, you’d like to ask this question about not supporting the installation of software. The M6 uses a whitelist system, which allows only the procedures in the Fiio whitelist. The purpose of this is purely for a good product experience, after all, is deeply customized Android, after all, hardware configuration is limited. The Factory M6 pre-installed NetEase Cloud Music, MOOV, Tidal, KKBOX Music APP, and the additional user can freely install the APP list as: Spotify, Qobuz, Roon, Deezer, Bandcamp, Sony, Amazon Music, Radio World, SoundCloud, TuneIn Radio, QQ Music, Shrimp Music, JOOX, ES File Manager, Himalaya, Min FM (where QQ Music and Shrimp Music can only be used in Lite).
As the core of a professional music player, the Decoding Chip, the M6 is also a bit sloppy, using a mature ES9018Q2C decoding chip, supports 10 segments of EQ free set , and has 120 levels of volume adjustment. In addition, the M6 also supports LO output (shared port with PO), but it is a slight regret that there is no 2.5mm balance outlet.
When it comes to sound quality performance, the M6 is much stronger than the M3K, and the M9 has the same thrust, but the sound is slightly softer than the M9. The sense of lines is not as strong as the M9’s, and may have something to do with the headphones I use. In fact, the tone of the tone, I think the M6 is not worse than the flagship X5 MKIII, at least I like the tone, more stable. You can also say that this is a moderate tuning way, no longer the pursuit of exciting high frequency, not to pursue the low frequency of the head, it sounds not a big problem, there is no special flash point. In fact, not only the player, even the headset is now on this road. It’s as if people have had enough meat and will eventually have to go back to grain.
I rarely play EQ, every time at most is to experience one ear. But the EQ of the M6 is interesting, and when opened it is equivalent to turning off the gain. Or to turn on the EQ M6 is equivalent to a few dBs minus the output (the sound heard when custom 0dB is made). When paired with CFA Andromeda headphones, the Sound Quality of the M6 (0dB) on EQ is more stable and more accurate. But if it’s a less sensitive headset, turn off EQ honestly.
Fiio has been keen on the exploration of various functions, do products can be said to have a strong scientific and technological plot, as long as you can think of, there will always be an idea to try to achieve it. That’s probably one of the most important reasons why Fiio can grow. After all, for younger users, the more complex and even some complex features, the better, because the more you have the possibility of tossing, the more you can toss out their personality.
This time the AirPlay feature is a good example of the M6’s ability to play music over wiFi with the iPhone, the equivalent of a digital turntable and the M6 wireless decoding and amplifier output. We all know that WiFi has a lot of bandwidth and can transfer non-destructive music files, so many times WiFi wireless sound quality is obviously better than Bluetooth, m6 AirPlay features for iPhone users can be a window into high-quality music.
M6 supports OTA upgrade firmware, as long as the device is connected to a WiFi network, the system will automatically check for updates from time to time. When a new update is available, it will pop the window to ask if the update, click OK after the rest are handed over to the system to complete automatically, the operation is extremely simple.
Finally, the M6 uses a 1200mAh lithium battery, which can play 13 hours of MP3-format music continuously in the off-screen state. Bluetooth sending lasts more than 15 hours. It supports deep standby, with a current of only 1.9mA on standby, a maximum standby time of 26 days, and is on-the-go. In terms of standby, I think the M6 is the best Android player it has ever made.