“The FiiO M5 audio player has a form factor similar to that of a smartwatch”
FiiO has introduced a new audio player called M5 in India. The FiiO M5 is touted as an ultra-portable audio player, thanks to its pocketable form factor that looks similar to modern-day smartwatches. The player comes with a 1.54-inch display with slimmer bezels and HD resolution. At the FiiO M5 core lies Ingenic X1000E processor paired with an AKM AK4377 digital-analogue converter (DAC), which supports up to 32-bit/384Hz. The device comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack (placed up top), but it also works as a Bluetooth audio player, owing to the built-in Qualcomm CSR8675 Bluetooth chip.
The FiiO M5 price in India is set at Rs 8,990. The device is now available for purchase from the company’s official website across the country. The M5 is the sixth player added to the M series line-up of FiiO’s Hi-Res audio players.
Talking about the specifications, the FiiO M5 supports native DSD-format playback, along with other formats such as MP3, OGG, FLAC, WAV, and ALAC. The device’s Bluetooth receiver supports SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, and LDAC formats, while its Bluetooth transmitter support SBC/ LDAC. The audio player houses a 550mAh battery with USB Type-C support for charging and is certified for Hi-Res Audio and Hi-Res Audio Wireless.
Other features include USB DAC for improving audio with headphones when connected to a PC or laptop, up to 2TB microSD card storage, and USB OTG support to transfer files from smartphones to the M5 quickly.