Hit the road with the M23

Chinese portable/desktop audio brand Fiio, winner of an EISA Award for its M11 Pro digital audio player, has launched a new top-of-the-range model incorporating AKM’s AK4191EQ dual-chip DAC for playback of 384kHz PCM, DSD256, and MQA files. Available in Blue Titanium [pictured] or Stainless Steel, the M23 (£649) sports a 5.5in touch display for its custom Android OS, and 64GB storage that’s expandable, via microSD, to 2TB. Single-ended/balanced line-outs, and 4.4mm (bal)/3.5mm headphone jacks, are joined by two-way aptX HD Bluetooth. This flexible DAP can also run in desktop mode (with ‘Super-High’ gain) when powered by its USB connection.

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