Chinese audio maker FiiO today launched the third edition of its X3 player -- X3 Mark III at Rs 14,990. The company also announced FiiO F5 hi-res in-ear monitors with microphone and in-line controls and FiiO i1 Apple lightning amplifier & DAC with microphone and in-line controls, priced at Rs 4,999 and Rs 2,990, respectively.
The hi-res portable music player will come in black and red colours. Based on the X3 second generation, the all-new X3 Mark III had been fully upgraded and improved from the perspectives of appearance design and hardware specifications.
FiiO X3 third generation inherits the design language of previous FiiO X-series players with five-button and scroll wheel layout, sandwich structure and Dual DACs. The music player supports Bluetooth 4.1 and dual-mode Bluetooth; multifunction line out/coaxial Output with support for D2P and DoP.
F5 earphone comes with a single-ended audio cable with in-line control and a 2.5mm balanced cable. With its Hi-Res audio certification by the Japan Audio Society, the F5 can fully reproduce audio that is faithful and natural, for a life-like listening experience as intended by the artist, the company said.
F5 utilises a titanium driver diaphragm and the wire sheath is made from TPE to ensure that the cable will last for years. The 2.5mm balanced cable also further has a layer of 66-stranded copper wiring on top of its core, for extra shielding and even greater protection from external interference.
The FiiO F5 is Apple MFi certified which means that the in-line remote controls on the 3.5mm single ended cable are compatible with iOS devices and most Android devices.
The FiiO i1 is an Apple MFi certified, digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and headphone amplifier designed for the Lightning connector. The digital audio signal enters through the Lightning connector end that can be connected to the Apple iPhone/iPod/iPad (and other Apple products), while the analog audio signals are pushed out through the 3.5mm output.