- The Fiio M5 supports various high-resolution audio formats
- Its pocketable size makes it convenient as an audio device
- The Fiio M5 also supports Bluetooth audio with wide codec support
Portable high-resolution audio players are getting more and more popular among music lovers, thanks to the ability to play high-quality audio files, and connect to headphones as well as earphones with the 3.5mm audio plug. However, users often look for a compact form factor with portable audio players, and the latest launch from Fiio gives you exactly that. The Fiio M5 has a small, pocketable form factor, and all-screen design, and has been launched in India, priced at Rs. 8,990. The device can be purchased now on Fiio’s official India website, fiio.co.in.
The Fiio M5 has a form factor similar to the Shanling M0, but comes with a more modern design with slimmer borders around the screen. The device is powered by the Ingenic X1000E processor, and utilises an AKM AK4377 digital-analogue converter (DAC) which supports up to 32-bit/384Hz. The device supports native DSD-format playback, along with other formats such as MP3, OGG, FLAC, WAV, and ALAC.
The device also works as a Bluetooth audio player, using the Qualcomm CSR8675 Bluetooth chip. This lets the device function as a Bluetooth receiver for wired headphones as well, and support for popular codecs including SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, and LDAC is present. The Fiio M5 can also be used as a USB DAC with a computer, offering improved audio with headphones when connected to a PC or laptop