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Comparison between FiiO M6, M7 & M9 High Resolution Lossless Music Players

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Comparison between FiiO M6, M7 & M9 High Resolution Lossless Music Players

Model M6 M7 M9
CPU Exynos 7270 14nm Exynos 7270 14nm Exynos 7270 14nm
CPU operating frequency 1GHz 1GHz 1GHz
CPU No. of cores 2 2 2
DAC ES9018Q2C ES9018Q2C AK4490EN×2
Operating system Customized Customized Customized
Input method Multi-touch screen Touchscreen Multi-touch screen
Keyboard Virtual QWERTY keyboard Virtual QWERTY keyboard Virtual QWERTY keyboard
Special features

WiFi Streaming,LDAC/HWA/aptX/aptX HD/SBC Bluetooth support,Airplay with Apple devices,FiiO Link

LDAC,FM radio,clock,gestures operation LDAC,HWA,Gesture operation,WiFi Streaming,RGB indicator for different formats,Bi-directional Bluetooth,8-layer HDI PCB
User interface Customized/FiiO Music Customized/FiiO Music Customized/FiiO Music
Chips used SoC: Samsung Exynos 7270 , DAC:ES9018Q2C,,Bluetooth chip:SAMSUNG S5N5C10B01-6330 SoC: Samsung Exynos 7270 , DAC:ES9018Q2C,  FM chip:Si4705,Bluetooth chip:SAMSUNG  S5N5C10B01-6330 SoC: Samsung Exynos 7270,DAC:AK4490EN*2,FPGA:A3P030,LPF:OPA1612,BUF:OPA1622*2
Bluetooth chip:SAMSUNG S5N5C10B01-6330
WiFi 2.4G,WiFi transmission supported N/A 2.4G,WiFi transmission supported
Bluetooth 4.2 4.2 4.2
Bluetooth transmit LDAC/HWA/aptX/aptX HD/SBC (HWAAvailable when playing on M9, other codecs available when playing on M9 and using as USB DAC)

LDAC/aptX/aptX HD/SBC(required to update to FW1.0.4 or above, Available when

playing on M7 or using M7 as USB DAC)

LDAC/aptX/aptX HD/SBC(Available when playing on M9 or using M9 as USB DAC)
Bluetooth receive SBC/LDAC to be supported SBC/LDAC to be supported SBC/LDAC to be supported
DLNA Supports Windows for now, will support more in the future N/A Supports Windows for now, will support more in the future
USB TYPE C Two-way USB2.0 TYPE C Two-way USB2.0 TYPE C Two-way USB2.0
HWA(LHDC) Available when playing on M9 Available when playing on M9 Available when playing on M9
AirPlay Supported N/A To be supported
FLYLINK Supported N/A To be supported
Display size 3.2 inches 3.2 inches 3.2 inches
Display type LG IPS screen LG IPS screen LG IPS screen
Resolution 480×800 480×800 480×800
Touchscreen 5-finger multi-touch Yes 5-finger multi-touch
Number of colours 16M 2.62 million colors 16M
Viewable angle Full-view Full-view Full-view
Pixel density(PPI) 292 292 292
RAM 768MB 768MB 768MB
Storage expansion type Micro SD card Micro SD card Micro SD card
Maximum storage expansion Theoretically 2TB (only one micro SD card slot) Theoretically 2TB (only one micro SD card slot) Theoretically 2TB (only one micro SD card slot)
ROM 4GB  4GB  4GB 
ROM available to user 2GB 2GB 2GB
Buttons Physical button+Touch screen Physical button+Side volume scroll+Touch screen Physical button+Side volume scroll+Touch screen
Headphone out (PO)

3.5mm standard headphone 

output jack

 (shared PO/LO)

3.5mm standard headphone

 output jack

(shared PO/LO)

3.5 mm headphone jack+2.5mm balanced headphone jack
Line out (LO) 3.5 mm port(shared PO) 3.5 mm port(shared PO) 3.5 mm port(shared PO)
Button customization N/A N/A N/A
USB Two-way TYPE C USB2.0(Charging/Data transmisson/USB DAC/USB Audio) Two-way TYPE C USB2.0(Charging/Data transmisson/USB DAC/USB Audio) Two-way TYPE C USB2.0(Charging/Data transmisson/USB DAC/USB Audio)
SPDIF output N/A N/A 3.5mm port(shared PO)
Color Black Black/Silver/Red/Blue Black/Silver
Dimensions 53.3mm×92.5mm×11.5mm 52mm×109mm×13mm 60mm*106mm*13.3mm
Weight about 83g about 116 g about 133g
Volume control 120 steps +/- button control 60 steps +/- button control 120 steps +/- button control
Recommended headphone impedance 16~100 Ω 16~100 Ω 16~300Ω
Treble control N/A N/A N/A
Balance control N/A N/A N/A
Equalizer 10-band EQ (±6dB), 9 presets+custom preset 10-band EQ (±6dB), 9 presets+custom preset 10-band EQ (±6dB), 9 presets+custom preset
Gain control N/A N/A L/H
Balance control ±5dB ±5dB ±5dB
USB DAC Asynchronous 192kHz/24bit Asynchronous 192kHz/24bit(To be supported) Asynchronous 192kHz/32bit
USB Audio DSD64/128,DoP/D2P DSD64/128,DoP/D2P DSD64/128,DoP/D2P
USB power adapter DC 5V/2A recommended DC 5V/2A recommended DC 5V/2A recommended
Charging indication Large charging icon shows on display when it's off, small charging icon shows on upper right of display when it's on

Large charging icon shows on display when it's off, small charging icon shows on upper right of display

when it's on

Large charging icon shows on display when it's off, small charging icon shows on upper right of display when it's on
Battery indication Yes (accurate battery % readings) Yes (accurate battery % readings) Yes (accurate battery % readings)
Battery capacity 1200mAh Li-polymer battery 1880mAh Li-polymer battery 2350mAh Li-polymer battery
Charging time <2.5h(DC5V/2A) <2.5h(DC5V/2A) <2h(DC5V/2A)
Deep sleep time 26 days 40 days 45 days
Battery life 1 3.5mm headphone output:>13h 3.5mm headphone output:>20h 3.5mm headphone output:>10h
Volume 57 15 46
Screen OFF OFF OFF
EQ OFF OFF OFF
Load M3 open earbuds (27 Ω) M3 open earbuds (27 Ω) M3 open earbuds (27 Ω)
Test File MP3 44.1kHz/16bit MP3 44.1kHz/16bit MP3 44.1kHz/16bit
Battery life 2 N/A N/A 2.5mm balanced output:>9h
Volume N/A N/A 48
Screen N/A N/A OFF
EQ N/A N/A OFF
Load N/A N/A M3 open earbuds (27 Ω)
Test File N/A N/A MP3 44.1kHz/16bit
Battery life 3 Bluetooth output:>15h(SBC) Bluetooth output:>26h(SBC) Bluetooth output:>30h(SBC)
Volume 120 60 60
Screen OFF OFF OFF
Load BTR1+FH1 BTR1+FH1 BTR1+FH1
Test File MP3 44.1kHz/16bit MP3 44.1kHz/16bit MP3 44.1kHz/16bit
Firmware Upgrade Supports both via zip file and OTA Supports via zip file Supports both via zip file and OTA
Recording N/A N/A N/A
 A-B Repeat N/A N/A N/A
OTG Transfer N/A N/A N/A
Clock  Supported Supported Supported
Font size Not supported Not supported Not supported
Third-party apps support Preinstalled:FiiO Music, Netease Music, MOOV, Tidal, KKBOX
APP whitelist:Spotify、Qobuz、Roon、Deezer,QQ Music、Xiami Music、JOOX、ES file manager、Himalaya (copy the apk file to Micro SD card or internal storage to install)
N/A Preinstalled:FiiO Music, Netease Music, MOOV, Tidal, KKBOX
APP whitelist:Spotify、Qobuz、Roon、Deezer,QQ Music、Xiami Music、JOOX、ES file manager、Himalaya (copy the apk file to Micro SD card or internal storage to install)
Line output specifications      
THD+N <0.002%(1kHz/10kΩ) <0.004%(1kHz/10kΩ) <0.002%(1kHz/10kΩ)

Frequency
response

10Hz~85 kHz(-3dB) 20Hz~90 kHz(-3dB) 5Hz~80 kHz(-3dB)
Channel separation >112dB >100dB >105dB
SNR ≥117dB (A-weighted) ≥117dB (A-weighted) ≥117dB (A-weighted)
Noise floor <3uV <3uV <5uV
Line level 1.5V 1.2V 2V
FM Index      
Output power N/A >20mW(76MHz),>30mW(108MHz) N/A
THD+N N/A <0.3%(76MHz),<0.1%(108MHz) N/A
SNR N/A >50dBA(76MHz),>70dBA(108MHz) N/A
Frequency 
response
N/A  20Hz~4KHz(-3dB) N/A
Covered 
region
N/A 20Hz~4KHz(-3dB) N/A
Headphone out specifications 1(3.5mm port)      
Output power 1 ≥110mW(16Ω / THD+N<1%) ≥70mW(16Ω / THD+N<1%) ≥125mW(16Ω / THD+N<1%)
Output power 2 ≥70mW(32Ω /THD+N<1%) ≥40mW(32Ω /THD+N<1%) ≥170mW(32Ω /THD+N<1%)
Output power 3 ≥7mW(300Ω / THD+N<1%) N/A ≥19mW(300Ω / THD+N<1%)
Frequency response 10Hz~85 kHz(-3dB) 20Hz~90 kHz(-3dB) 5Hz~80 kHz(-3dB)
SNR ≥118dB (A-weighted) ≥117dB (A-weighted) ≥118dB (A-weighted)
Output impedance <2Ω <2Ω <2Ω
THD+N <0.002%(1kHz/32Ω) <0.004%(1kHz/32Ω) <0.002%(1kHz/32Ω)
Separation >75dB N/A >72dB
Peak output voltage 4.24Vp-p 3.35Vp-p 6.5Vp-p
Noise floor <3uV <3uV <5uV
Headphone out specifications 2(2.5mm port)      
Output power 1 N/A N/A ≥125mW(16Ω / THD+N<1%)
Output power 2 N/A N/A ≥195mW(32Ω /THD+N<1%,balanced turbo off)
≥220mW(32Ω /THD+N<1%,balanced turbo on)
Output power 3 N/A N/A ≥24mW(300Ω / THD+N<1%,balanced turbo off)
≥77mW(300Ω / THD+N<1%,balanced turbo on)
Frequency response N/A N/A 5Hz~80 kHz(-3dB)
SNR N/A N/A ≥113dB (A-weighted)
Output impedance N/A N/A <2Ω
THD+N N/A N/A <0.002%(1kHz/32Ω)
Separation N/A N/A >98dB
Peak output voltage N/A N/A 7.07Vp-p
Noise floor N/A N/A <10uV
File format support      
Lossless: DSD:DSD64,128(iso”“.dsf”,“.dff”)
APE(Fast): 192 kHz/24 bit
APE(Normal): 192 kHz/24 bit
APE (High): 192kHz/24 bit
APE (Extra High): 48kHz/24 bit
APE (Insane): 48kHz/24 bit
FLAC: 192 kHz/24 bit
WAV: 192 kHz/64 bit
Aiff:192 kHz/24 bit
Aif:192 kHz/24 bit
WMA Lossless: 96 kHz/24 bit
Apple Lossless: 192 kHz/24 bit
DSD:DSD64(“.dsf”,“.dff”)
APE - Fast:192kHz/24bit(MAX.)
Apple Lossless:192kHz/24bit(MAX.)
AIFF:192kHz/24bit(MAX.)
FLAC:192kHz/24bit(MAX.)
WAV:192kHz/24bit(MAX.)
WMA LOSSLESS:96kHz/24bit(MAX.)
DSD:DSD64,128(iso”“.dsf”,“.dff”)
APE(Fast): 192 kHz/24 bit
APE(Normal): 192 kHz/24 bit
APE (High): 192kHz/24 bit
APE (Extra High): 48kHz/24 bit
APE (Insane): 48kHz/24 bit
FLAC: 192 kHz/24 bit
WAV: 192 kHz/64 bit
Aiff:192 kHz/24 bit
Aif:192 kHz/24 bit
WMA Lossless: 96 kHz/24 bit
Apple Lossless: 192 kHz/24 bit
Lossy compression: MP3,OGG,WMA,AAC… MP3,OGG,WMA,AAC… MP3,OGG,WMA,AAC…

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