Pricier than some, no internal storage, will be replaced by the M5S soon. Memory is not huge for a high-res library – only 64GB, but you do have two microSD slots here, each capable of additional GB. There’s no easy answer – they make such terrific players that it would be wrong to exclude them. Powering on the device takes a good 10 seconds. This machine is made for only one thing-to play music with incredible quality sound. Other issues that we should make you aware of are things like compatibility with external memory cards; some DAPs support external storage expansions of only particular size and even type SDHC or SDXC , so do check your manual before purchasing the wrong card.

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This leads to another important DAP feature. One of its big selling features is its twin GB SD card slots, giving you an absolutely enormous GB memory — GB, if you count the internal storage.

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Wireless headphones are officially in our dlgital books. It features a heavy duty shell, same size 4. You wouldn’t expect headphones to need any special equipment to work.

I haven’t used any of the bluetooth playback modes, which is odd since that’s why I bought it.


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Wireless and Bluetooth speakers are the bomb. Bise Mayfield Heights, Ohio. In addition, iBasso deliver excellent sound quality for the price; while we think the FiiO X7 Mark II sounds a little better, it’s also more expensive.

I could barely hear any difference from the Sennheiser s I graduated from. It has plenty of power with its built-in headphone amp to drive just about anything. Fiio is famous for performing UAT through customer complaint, and the pioneer hasn’t glitched once. That’s a decision we welcome. The NW-WM1Z not the sexiest model name out there – something of a habit with Sony is housed in a sturdy gold-plated copper chassis, sporting some very tactile side buttons, despite the fact that all functions are accessible through its 4″ touch sensitive screen.

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Nothing for the price. Clearly, they should be treated as serious audio hubs. We’re really looking forward to the Shanling M5San entry-level version of the M5.

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See the Cayin N5iiS. Although its internal storage is 32GB, the full capacity goes up to GB when digitxl with extra memory – not a huge amount, but acceptable. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Same as above but with an ending of the same size as a minijack 3. Dozens of companies have sprung up, offering players that can deliver audio of a much higher quality than any iPod. I bought this device a couple of weeks ago and I coupled it with a Sennheiser IE It adds dual DACs, a bezel-to-bezel screen, as well as other revamped internal circuits.


Unfortunately, one of the things you don’t get is Bluetooth functionality. See All Buying Options.

The quality of playback of any digital audio player depends almost entirely on the quality of the DAC Digital-to-Analogue Conversion chipset. Read our in-depth review See the FiiO M7.

The cool part is that many DAPs can be expanded in a modular way to fit a particular setup. I have everything loaded in a 1st gen Fiio X5. This ultra high-end player adds in support for streaming services, a new user interface, USB-C functionality, and a whole lot more.

Ultimately, the AP60 provides a great feature set augmented by a pleasing software digial audio experience. All the same, when it came to choose our favorite overall player, we kept coming back to the magnificent M7. In addition to the standard 3.