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Review: Fiio A1 Amp – Budget Fi

Disclaimer: The unit goes for around $30USD on the web but Fiio sent us the Fiio A1 free of charge. Fiio also is a website advertiser.The Mini A1 AmpFiio’s latest Fiio A1 mini amplifier continues the Fiio tradition of making small budget portable amplifiers. The Fiio E6 which Mike reviewed back in December 2011 is one of the Fiio A1’s predecessors. Just like with any Fiio unit, these budget mini amps are incredibly popular with those who have a small budget and with those taking their first...

Fiio’s F5 earphones outperform their $65 price tag

Here’s a bargain on Amazon that doesn’t require you to be a Prime member or rush to get it: Fiio’s new F5 earphones. Priced at $64.99, these have just arrived on Amazon’s online store (and only there, for now), though I’ve had a test pair for a few weeks already. The F5s won’t topple my sub-$100 favorites, the 1More Triple Drivers, but compared to the so-so competition in their price range, they’re a great choice for more constrained budgets.For those unfamiliar with Fiio, this Chinese...

Fiio’s Quartet Of ‘Infinity Sound’ Products Launched In Singapore

21 July 2017 – Known for making affordable Hi-Res audio players, Fiio unwraps four new ‘Infinity Sound’ products with the belief that every ear deserves better sound from balanced audio cables. To find out more, we caught up with Fiio at their launch event in partnership with Eng Siang International at Singapore’s Suntec City Convention Centre. (Took lots of pictures too!)X7 Mark II (S$999)The star of the show is the Android-based Fiio X7 Mark II Digital Audio Player. The new X7 adds several...

Top 7 alternatives to the iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano

Apple didn't invent the portable music player, but the company's iPod was the category's first true mass-market phenomenon. But in the post-iPhone era, iPod sales have continued to plunge -- which is why Apple finally pulled the plug on sales of the iPod Shuffle and the iPod Nano yesterday. So what now? Of course, these models will still be available in retail and online until stock runs out. But we know some of you still want non-phone music player alternatives for workouts, for the beach or...