FiiO announce the R7: a next gen Music Streaming Player with best in class Headphone Amplifier.
The Fiio R7 features dual THX amplification, dual ESS DACs, support for audio up to 768kHz 32bit as well as DSD512. Additionally, it supports MQA, Roon Ready, Multiple inputs/outputs & Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX HD & LDAC for £649/$699. Just add active speakers for a hi-fi system…
The R7 is FiiO’s first-ever desktop hi-res audio player/streamer & balanced DAC/amplifier. It comes equipped with high-performance ESS Sabre ES9068AS DACs and high-power THX-788+ desktop-grade amplification chipset. The R7 is therefore a truly versatile solution for listening to your digital audio. Featuring a wealth of input and output options, the FiiO R7 will work with a host of devices. Possibilities include wired headphones, wireless headphones, active speakers as well as PCs.
The FiiO R7’s 64GB of internal storage is complemented by SD, USB, optical and coaxial inputs. The FiiO R7 also supports wireless connectivity thanks to having both 2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 on board. Access your music files stored on the onboard memory or SD card; physically connect your audio source, such as an external HDD; wirelessly send audio to the R7 via DLNA or Airplay, or utilise the R7 as a Roon Ready endpoint. You can even transmit music via Bluetooth from your smartphone or PC.
The FiiO R7 supports high-resolution PCM, native DSD audio, and MQA decoding. Utilising Qualcomm’s 8-core Snapdragon 660 SoC chipset with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of onboard storage (expandable to 2TB via SD card), the R7 runs on Android 10. All of your favourite streaming applications — including TIDAL, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, Soundcloud and many more — can be installed directly on the R7 via either the pre-installed Google Play Store or FiiO Store apps.
Excellent Headphone Amp
Thanks to its dual THX AAA-788+ amplifiers and dual ESS ES9068AS DACs, the FiiO R7 is a highly accomplished headphone amplifier, offering a choice of wired as well as wireless connections to your favourite headphones. Single-ended 6.35mm and balanced 4.4mm connections feature, as well as a balanced 4-pin XLR output.
To ensure the FiiO R7 can be matched with your headphones — whether sensitive IEMs or power-hungry over-ears — five gain level modes are selectable: low, medium, high, super high, and ultra high. Under a 32Ω load using enhanced over-ear headphone mode, the R7 is capable of outputting up to 3.6W, more than enough to power low-and high-impedance headphones.
In addition, the R7 is able to output audio via Bluetooth using a wide range of different standards — including AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC and LHDC — meaning you’re sure to get the best quality connection, whatever wireless headphones you’re using.
The FiiO R7 will be complemented with the FiiO SP3 active speakers, available later this year.
The FiiO R7 is available now, priced £649.99 / $699.99.