FiiO’s X7 MkII is far from the costliest DAP we have ever reviewed, but it has emerged as a favourite for everyday use. It offers beautiful build quality, a fine user interface, and sound quality that utterly belie its modest price.
Type: High-resolution digital audio player: based on a highly customised Android 5.1 OS platform.
Inputs: 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2/aptX, playback from onboard storage, USB
Outputs: X7 MkII main chassis provides 3.5mm combination line out/coaxial/optical output port.
Various amplifier modules are available. The standard AM3A module provides 3.5mm single-ended and 2.5mm balanced headphone outputs.
Supported file formats: PCM to 32-bit/384kHz, DSD to DSD128 (native DSD), DXD 352.8
Storage: 64GB ROM, 2GB RAM, and two Micro SD card slots
Output power: AM3A amplifier module
AM3A balanced output:
420 mW @ 16 Ohms/1kHz
540 mW @ 32 Ohms/1kHz
70 mW @ 300 Ohms/1kHz
Frequency response: 5Hz–83kHz +0/-3dB; SNR: ≥115dB; Distortion (THD + N) <0.0008% @ 32 Ohms/1kHz
AM3A single-ended output:
250mW @ 16 Ohms/1kHz
190mW @ 32 Ohms/1kHz
25mW @ 300 Ohms/1kHz
Frequency response: 5Hz-83kHz +0/-3dB: SNR: ≥ 115dB, Distortion (THD + N) < 0.001% at 32 Ohms/1kHz
Battery: 3800mAH Lithium Polymer
Accessories: Leatherette case, clear silicone protective case, 7H tempered glass screen protector (factory installed), decorative strip, ejector pin tool for opening Micro SD card slots, coaxial digital adaptor cable, micro USB cable, miniature Torx driver for installing amp modules, warranty card, Quick Start User Guide.
Dimensions (H×W×D): 15.5 ×67.2 ×128.7mm
Price: $650 US; £599
MANUFACTURER INFORMATION: FiiO Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
Distributed by: EA Audio