Lying within the M7 is an 1180mAh battery that, thanks to the Exynos 7270's advance 14nm fabrication process, allows the device to have a play time of 20 hours or more, or a standby time up to a whopping 40 days! In standby mode, you can instantly wake up the device so you can enjoy your music immediately whenever you want while still saving tons of power.
Why worry about charging with 40 days of standby time?
Within the M7 lies a whole another world of FM radio! Unlike many other comparable players, the M7 contains a dedicated FM chip, the Si4705. This is a specialized DSP with excellent FM reception and is not very prone to interference that outputs a digital signal directly to the ESS 9018Q2C. In order to further boost radio signal reception strength, the FM chip uses your headphones as an antenna. FM frequencies covered is the broad range of 76MHz – 108MHz, which is essentially all of the possible spectrums used around the world.
*Please insert your headphones into the M7 to enable FM functionality. The M7 will automatically search for available stations the first time you do so. Actual FM stations and content will vary around the world.
Discover a whole new world of FM radio
The M7 is tiny to be sure, but is a well-thought out and satisfyingly complete package. The new M7 is the successor to the much-loved M3, designed to cater to the needs of younger customers. We at FiiO spent a lot of time investigating what users actually wanted from their digital audio player, and finally came up with an exterior design that we think you will fall in love with. Try resisting that sexy fully aluminum body and glass front!
Small form for easy fitting
More storage in a time of more listening
Some may say that only having 2GB of built-in storage doesn't make sense, and that a company shouldn't even bother giving users such a paltry amount of storage. We at FiiO thought otherwise – even only 2GB of storage may be useful to people who only store a small amount of music and don't bother with micro SD cards or who just want as much space as they can get for their music. So we worked tirelessly to ensure that users had access to this 2GB without affecting system fluidity or stability. Of course, if you want access to your huge library you can do that too – the M7 supports up to a single 512GB micro SD card for storage expansion.
Swipe up from the bottom-right of the screen to return to the home/main screen
Swipe up from the bottom-left of the screen to go back one level
The M7 employs a 3.2-inch 480 x 800 display with image zooming support. When combined with dedicated play/pause and skip buttons as well as a real volume wheel, every action you want to do is just either a simple press or swipe away. The M7 also uses an innovative gesture system to get around different menus – simply swipe from different parts of the bottom of the screen to go back and to return home.
Full touch screen operation in such an affordable device?
State-of-the-art 6-layer multi-stage Blind and Buried Via PCB technology
Because of the Exynos 7270's SiP-ePoP packaging technology, integrating it with the rest of the M7's printed circuit board (PCB) was a challenge but also allowed us to explore and implement new technologies. Thus, the M7 is the first digital audio player to contain a 6-layer multi-stage HDI (high density interconnect) PCB, the same kind that is used in the latest smartphones. Being only 0.8mm thick, this allowed us to cram much more functionality into the body of the M7. Furthermore, we also employ blind and buried vias on the PCB, which allows the different components to work more closely in harmony as well as make the power supply section much more robust, guaranteeing superior first-rate sound quality.
Within the core of the M7 lies the Sabre 9018Q2C chip by ESS, an SoC that neatly combines a high-performance DAC and headphone amplifier into one tiny package. What separates this ESS chip from other commonly used combo audio chips are: (1) the 9018Q2C has two independent power supplies, one each for the digital and analog sections (2) the internal headphone amplifier has its own independent dual power supply and (3) adjustable LPF (low-pass filter), which provides developers with more flexibility to make the product sound exactly the way they want. All in all, the 9018Q2C saves space on the PCB, reduces power consumption compared to competing solutions, and all while delivering up to 49mW of output power at a THD+N of -100 dB. * The 9018Q2C has a signal-to-noise ratio of -121 dB, THD+N of -115 dB, and support for up to 384kHz/32 bit PCM and 11.2 MHz DSD (DSD256) audio
ESS Sabre 9018 chip for unsurpassed sound quality
The next step in audio: high fidelity wireless
The M7 utilizes a Samsung Bluetooth 4.2 chip that supports the aptX-HD audio codec, allowing you to enjoy your music in high fidelity without the hassle of wires. In addition, the M7 also supports HWA and LDAC wireless audio codecs, which compared to ordinary Bluetooth audio transmits 3x the data for an unparalleled, truly high -resolution audio experience.
As a Bluetooth transmitter: LDAC/aptX/aptX HD/SBC (both natively from the player and through USB DAC)
As a Bluetooth receiver: SBC (LDAC to be added with software updates)
Want to rock out even more? How about some USB audio out?
To give you even more ways to jam out to your music, FiiO's software team toiled through countless days and nights to bring you USB audio digital output functionality on the M7, with support for various sampling rates and DSD output (including DSD128 support). With this, you can have the M7 act as a digital transport connected to an external device for digital-to-analog decoding. We recommend pairing the FiiO Q5 with the M7 either through USB or through Bluetooth for an excellent sound experience.
* You can select between USB Audio DoP/D2P in the settings menu
* This function requires the use of the FiiO CL06 USB Type-C to micro-USB adapter
The M7 is FiiO's first player to use Samsung's Exynos 7270 SoC (system on chip), made on the 14nm FinFET process. Compared to being made on the older 28nm process, the Exynos 7270's two ARM Cortex A53 cores use 20% less power for greater power efficiency and better battery life. The Exynos 7270 is also made with Samsung's groundbreaking SiP-ePoP packaging technology -this allows the storage, power management, and memory chips to be all crammed with the ARM cores into a single tiny package 40% smaller than if the chips were packaged separately such as in existing technologies.This extra space allows for better cooling, and most importantly, a bigger battery to greatly improve play time.
A Fully Modern Technological Core
*Pictures are for illustration only, actual product may vary
Let Our "Cores" Move Yours
High-Resolution Lossless Audio Player
Get snazzy with some explosive colors
With four vibrant colors to choose from – black, silver, red, and blue – make yourself known and jazz out with the M7!
* Currently only available in black and silver.
Be a pal and remind me?
You can quickly get an idea of how much juice the M7 still has left with its very conspicuous battery meter. You can also set the M7 to gently remind you when your battery has low charge left and even set it to automatically shut down below a certain threshold. And with a system clock function and future firmware upgrades through micro SD cards, it's easy to be totally in control.
*Due to the nature of the system's internal clock, the time will be off by about 35 seconds in one week.
Can't faze this FPGA!
The M7 contains a specially-designed FPGA that adeptly handles the digital audio signals coming out of the Exynos 7270 SoC to the ESS 9018Q2C. Thanks to this FPGA, the M7 can support native DSD, up to DSD 128 in ISO, DFF or DSF. And finally, the FGPA is also linked to the two crystal oscillators, so that music of any sampling rate is faithfully and accurately played back.
Handling signals coming in or out like a pro
The M7's standard 3.5mm headphone output supports CTIA standard in-line controls, which many headphones out on the market use – such as the Fiio F1, F3, F5, FH1, F9 and F9 Pro, which are all fully supported by the M7. And for even further convenience the M7 also has a line-out function, which allows you to hook your device up to external amplifiers whenever you need.
*Volume control on Apple headphones is not supported.
The M7 utilizes the modern USB Type-C connector, which allows it to not only be used as a USB DAC but also allows output of digital audio signals to other devices through USB. Of course, USB Type-C also enables charging and file management on the M7 when connected to other devices.
Getting modern with USB Type-C
Accessories to both protect and enhance your M7's usability include: high-quality custom Type-C USB cable, TPU water-resistant case, high-visibility tempered glass screen protector, and PU leather case (sold separately). We at FiiO would like to make sure that everybody continues to rock out to great music and with fun products.
All you need to care for your treasured goods
With the M7, we have developed a new operating system that capitalizes on the Exynos 7270's strengths for a smooth, slick experience that's sure to satisfy even the most demanding users!
Smooth, slick operator
No sweat with decoding
The M7 supports up to 192kHz/24 bit PCM audio. As for audio file formats, among the supported are APE/WAV/FLAC/WMA/OGG/AAC/ALAC/MP3 as well as numerous others. Just put your music file into the M7 and play it!
Handling signals coming in or out like a pro
With the M7, FiiO's designers went back to the drawing board to create a UI that not only oozes with style but also doesn't sacrifice usability in the process. The six icons of the main interface allow easy access to all you might need. The playing track interface is skinned with a contemporary flat design and supports covers, lyrics and tags.
A music player, but also a capable Bluetooth amplifier
When set to be in the Bluetooth receiver mode, the M7 transforms into a high-quality Bluetooth amplifier, with significantly better frequency response, as well as lower distortion, noise floor, and crosstalk compared to typical Bluetooth solutions. On top of that, the M7 can also output any received Bluetooth signals through the coaxial out to an external decoder. With the M7, you can enjoy truly divine sound over the wireless convenience of Bluetooth.