Product Comparison: Fiio M7 vs Fiio M9
About the Product
The M7 is FiiO’s first player to use Samsung’s Exynos 7270 SoC (system on chip), which is able to get greater power efficiency and better battery life. The M7 utilizes a Samsung Bluetooth 4.2 chip that supports the aptX-HD audio codec and LDAC wireless audio code.
The M9 uses Bluetooth 4.2 and supports virtually all Bluetooth formats including the high-resolution ones for your ultimate listening pleasure, including: 24-bit aptX HD (also backwards compatible with aptX), LDAC, and HWA.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
- The user interface is simple and easy enough. In an ideal world the keyboard would be bigger for my fat fingers when I try to searching for an artist or song, but I manage.
- Sound quality is very good. Tried them with oriveti basic iems and focal clear headphones and the M9 drove them easily and make them sound quite good.
- This is a super audio player that has some serious volume output. Thats louder than the astell & kern kann!
- The ui is flawless, the sound signature is neutral there is no colouration, the audio sounds exactly like it should, its neither warm or cold sounding.
- The interface is laggy and slow, I'm constantly pressing something and waiting a second for the interface to react.
Size & Weight
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
- Very fast delivery. It is a fantastic little player. It soundet very good.
- The balanced output is great. The formfactor is superior. Its the right size.
- I was pleased with the size, design, and general build quility.
- I also like the M9's small pocket-size form factor and the ability to easily swap microSD chips without having to remove its case, which is a major convenience.
- Weight grieved me because it is too heavy a player that I get tired of holding in my hands.
Supported Audio Formats
APE, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD, M4a, WMA, OGG, AAC, ALAC, MP3
DSD, APE, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, WMA, Apple Lossless, MP3, OGG, AAC
Memory Card Slot
3.5mm Jack, USB Type C
Balanced Out, USB Type C, Coaxial Output
FM tuner, Bluetooth 4.2, 3.2" IPS (480x800) touchscreen
Bluetooth 4.2, 3.2" LG IPS (480x800) touchscreen, 2.4G WiFi
1880mAh Li-polymer battery, Charging time: 2.5 h, Supports up to 512GB microSD card, 40 days of standby time, LDAC Support, 6-layer HDI PCB
up to 2TB memory card, Unique RGB light indicator, Deeply customized OS, LDAC, Gesture operation, 8-layer HDI PCB
What customers say about "Features"
- You can use it as usb back with a computer, as DAP&DAC driving iems or headphones and as a pure DAP connected to separate DAC&Headphone amp like the Hugo2.
- The screen is small but not unusable and I didn’t find the operating system too laggy.
- Sounds excellent. Interface a lot better than old FiiOs. Scrolling is fine but be nice to be able to jump through alphabet or view artist/album for the track being listened to.
- It has many bluetooth options, but could not get any of them to work properly. The sound via bluetooth to any iem or headphone I tried was too low and poor.
- You expect it to provide a smartphone-like UI experience but it is still far from it. It crashes a lot. And the M9 still lags a lot.
Included With Unit
USB cable, Tempered glass screen protector, Clear case
USB cable, Clear case, Coaxial cable
What customers say about "Power"
- Battery life is very good. I cant listen all day in the office and there is still 20-30% power left.
- The sound quality was excellent and battery life too from what I experienced.
- This player has great build quality and battery life. The volume knob is a joy to use (for me) contrary to some reviewers.
- It's terribly slow at everything, has a slow to respond interface, and has a poor battery life.
- The battery doesn't last as long as my old FiiO X5 did. The sound quality doesn't seem to be an improvement, either.
Warranty / Certifications
Pioneer XDP-02U(L) Digital Audio Player (High-Res Audio), Bluevs
Sony NW-WS413 Waterproof All-in-One MP3 Player, 4 GB - Blackvs
Sony NW-WS623 4 GB Waterproof Walkman MP3 Player with Bluetooth - Green
HiBy R3 Bluetooth MP3 Player
Shanling M2s Portable Lossless Digital Audio Player and DAC - Blackvs
Astell&Kern AK 70 MkII High-End Player with Integrated Powerful Amplifier DSD Native Black
Cowon Plenue D High Resolution 32GB Music Player with microSD Expansion Slot Colour SILVERvs
Cowon PD2 (Plenue D 2nd Gen) with 2.5mm Balanced Output - SILVER
HiBy R6 Bluetooth MP3 Music Player with Hi-Res Audio
Sony NWZA-15 A Series High-Res Walkman, 16 GB - Blackvs
Fiio X1-II 2nd Generation Portable High Resolution Music Player (Silver)
Sony NW-ZX300 64 GB Hi-Resolution Audio Walkmanvs
Sony NW-WM1A High-Resolution Audio Walkman
Sony NW-A25 16G High-resolution sound, Lime Yellowvs
Fiio X3-III High Resolution Music Player (3rd Generation)
Sony NWZ-ZX1 128 GB Walkman with High Resolution Audio - Black/Silvervs
Sony NW-ZX2-B Walkman with High Resolution Audio, LDAC, NFC and Bluetooth - Black
Sony NW-ZX2-B Walkman with High Resolution Audio, LDAC, NFC and Bluetooth - Blackvs
Sony NW-WM1A High-Resolution Audio Walkman
Astell&Kern AK240 Portable High Fidelity Sound Systemvs
Astell&Kern AK120 MP3/MP4 Players and Recorders (MP3 Player, 64 GB, LED, 3.5 mm, 143 g, Black)