FiiO's 2018 Year in Review


Happy Holidays! May your holidays sparkle with moments of love, laughter, and goodwill, and may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy.


There is no denying that 2018 is one of FiiO's most successful years ever! Without your kind and continuous support, FiiO wouldn't be where we are today. We have a lot to say about 2018, but please kindly follow us to take a brief look back at the moments from the aspects of A. New Products + B. Accessories + C. Exhibitions + D. Awards & Honors, which shaped FiiO 2018 and may changed your way of enjoying music life.


A. New Products


1. Q5 (Jan): Flagship Bluetooth and DSD-Capable DAC & Amplifier (

The Q5 is a portable DAC & amplifier with interchangeable amp module design, MFi certification, Bluetooth connection and outstanding sound quality, which provides the most complete functions at the same price range.



2. M7(Feb.): High-Resolution Lossless Audio Player (

The M7 is the world's first full touch screen operation Hi-Res Music Player that supports all major audio formats, Bluetooth transmission and FM function.



3. EM3K/EM3S (Feb.): In-Ear Monitors (

The return of the classic, a product got reproduced in response to the strong appeal of customers which you can't miss.



4. FB1 (Apr.): Bluetooth In-Ear Monitors  (

The FB1 is FiiO's first Bluetooth in-ear monitors with sound quality rival its competitors at the same price range.



5. μBTR(Jun.): Bluetooth Receiver / Amplifier (μbtr)

The μBTR is a Bluetooth receiver that supports 9hrs ultra-long battery life, one-touch NFC pairing, aptX, SBC and AAC audio codecs (up to a distance of 10 meters).



6. FH5 (Jun.): Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors (

The FH5 employs a hybrid driver design that combines the best of balanced armatures (Knowles ED30262 and Knowles 31082) and dynamic driver (10mm polymer nanocomposite) for an absolutely addicting sound.



7. BTR3 (Aug.):  Bluetooth Receiver / Amplifier (

The BTR3 is the world's first Bluetooth amplifier to support all current wireless audio codecs -- AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX Low Latency, aptX HD, LDAC, and LHDC, while the USB DAC function is the icing on the cake.


8. M3K (Aug.): High-Resolution Lossless Audio Player (

The M3K is a compact Hi-Res Music Player with ultra-long battery life at affordable price.



9. M9 (Sept.): High-Resolution Lossless Audio Player (

The M9 is an Android-based Hi-Res smart DAP equipped with 3.5/2.5 outputs | dual AK4490EN DACs | WiFi | Type-C port | aptX/aptX HD/LDAC/HWA(LHDC) | USB DAC| USB audio out.



10. BTR1K (Nov.): Bluetooth Receiver / Amplifier (

The BTR1K is the successor of the successful BTR1 with upgraded Qualcomm QCC 3005 Bluetooth chip and fully upgraded performance.



11. K3(Nov.): USB-C DAC & Headphone Amplifier (

The K3 (previously called E30) is a HiFi USB DAC/amplifier that features USB Type-C port | 3.5mm line output | 3.5mm single-ended headphone output | 2.5mm balanced headphone output | Coaxial output | Optical output | Bass/Gain switch.



12. M6 (Dec.): High-Resolution Lossless Audio Player (

The M6 is FiiO's 3rd music player that made on Samsung's Exynos 7270 SoC (system on chip) which features Wi-Fi, AirPlay, DLNA and full Bluetooth formats support.



13. FA7 (Dec.): Quad Driver Balanced Armature In-Ear Monitors (

The FA7 is the first mass-produced, 3D printed quad balanced armature IEMs that features 4 Knowles BA drivers, German high-transparency resin shell, detachable MMCX connector with high-quality wire and 13 pairs of ear tips.




B. Accessories


In order to provide one-stop solution and bring convenience to our users, we have also released many accessories to the market. You can find them all on the site at:


1 .Leather Case

LC-Q5 (Leather case for Q5), LC-Q5i (Leather case for stacking Q5 with iPhone), LC-Q1II (Leather case for Q1 Mark II), LC-Q1M7 (Leather case for stacking Q1 Mark II with M7) and SK-M9 (Leather case for M9)




2. Audio Cable

L28 (3.5mm coaxial cable), BL44(2.5mm male to 4.4mm female balanced cable), CL06 (Type C to Micro USB data cable), BL35 (3.5mm male to 2.5mm female balanced cable), ML06 (Micro to Micro USB data cable), LL-4.4M (3.5mm male to 4.4mm female balanced cable) and LB-4.4M (2.5mm male to 4.4mm female balanced cable)



3. Headphone Cable

RC-MMCX3S/3B, RC-BT (Bluetooth cable), LC-2.5/3.5/4.4B, LC-2.5/3.5/4.4C, iRC-MMCX (Lightning Earphone Cable) and LC-3.5BS (short version headphone cable)



4. Other Accessories

HS17 (Memory foam eartips), AM3B (Amp module), HB3 (Leather carrying case) and SK-01 (Magnetic cable organizer)



We will keep listening to the customers needs and make more audio-related accessories in the future.


C. Exhibitions


Throughout the year of 2018, FiiO (or the local sales agent representing FiiO) had attended a lot of shows, exhibitions or audiophile meet-ups. We treasure every chance meeting our friends all over the world, and your encouragement, feedback and suggestions are the important motivations that drive FiiO forward.


January 9-12, 2018            2018 CES (International Consumer Electronics Show)

February 17-18, 2018        CanJam NYC 2018

Mar. 17-18, 2018              2018 Shanghai HiFi Headphones Expo (China)

Mar. 24-25, 2018               CanJam Singapore 2018

Apr. 7-8, 2018                   CanJam SoCal 2018

Apr. 13-15, 2018               The 26th Shanghai International High-End Hi-Fi Show (China)

Apr. 13-15, 2018               AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) 2018

May 10-13, 2018               High End Munich Show 2018

May 26-27, 2018              2018 Beijing Hi-Fi Headphones Audition & Expo (China)

Jun. 8-10, 2018                The 2018 Hua Zhong International AV Show (China)

Jul. 14-15, 2018               Tokyo Portable Audio Festival

Jul. 20-22, 2018               2018 KL International AV Show

Jul. 21-22, 2018               CanJam London 2018

Aug. 9-12, 2018              2018 Taiwan Hi-End Show

Aug. 10-12, 2018            2018 Hongkong High End Audio Visual Show (China)

Sep. 1-2, 2018                Guangzhou HiFi Headphones & Digital Audio Expo (China)

Sep. 7-9, 2018                The 25th Beijing International Music & HiFi Show (China)

Sep. 14-16, 2018             2018 Guangzhou AV Fair (China)

Sep. 29 - Oct. 1, 2018      Vietnam 14th Audio Visual Equipment Show

Oct. 5-7, 2018                Denver CanJam RMAF 2018

Oct. 7, 2018                    Osaka Portable Audio Festival

Oct. 19-21, 2018            Canada Toronto Audio Fest

Oct. 19-21, 2018            Australian HiFi AV Show

Oct. 28-29, 2018            Tokyo Headphone Festival Autumn

Nov. 3-4, 2018                Shanghai Headphone Festival (China)

Nov. 24-25, 2018           Italy Hi-Fidelity Show

Dec. 15-16, 2018           Tokyo Portable Audio Festival

Dec. 20-23, 2018           The 38 Taipei International Audio & Art Show




May we meet again some time soon in the coming 2019!


D. Awards & Honors


To some extent, awards granted by all kinds of professional and authoritative organizations in the industry play a very important role in the development of an enterprise. Since they pick up the products that appeal to both the trend of the industry and the preferences of the customers.


For the year of 2018, FiiO is a big winner for many international awards including 2018 iF Design Award, 2018 Spring Headphone Festival Award, 2018 VGP Summer Award, 2018 Autumn Headphone Festival Award, 2019 VGP Award, Enjoy the Music 2018 Great Audiophile Gift, iLounge 2018 Holiday Gift Guide, Gadgets360 Best Audio Products of 2018, Headfonia 2018 Award, Headfonics 2018 Award, etc.


Q5                        2018 Spring Headphone Festival Gold Award

Q5                        2018 VGP Summer Special Award

Q5                        2018 VGP Summer Gold Award in the Headphone Amp

Q5+AM3A           2019 VGP Gold Award in the Portable Headphone Amp

Q5+AM3B           2019 VGP Award in the Portable Headphone Amp

Q5                        Headfonia 2018 Award

Q5                       Headfonics 2018 Award


Q1 MarkII            2018 iF Design Award

Q1 MarkII            2018 VGP Summer Award in the Portable Headphone Amp

Q1 MarkII            2019 VGP Award in the Portable Headphone Amp

Q1 MarkII            2018 Kakaku Product Award


BTR3             2019 VGP Gold Award in the Portable Headphone Amp

BTR3             Enjoy the Music 2018 Audiophile Gift

BTR3             2018 Autumn Headphone Festival Silver Award

BTR3             iLounge 2018 Holiday Gift Guidee

BTR3             Gadgets360 Best Audio Products of 2018

BTR3             Headfonia 2018 Award

BTR3             Headfonics 2018 Award


BTR1K             iLounge 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

BTR1             2018 iF Design Award

BTR1             Gadgets360 Best Audio Products of 2018


μBTR             iLounge 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

μBTR             Headfonia 2018 Award


X7 MarkII                 2018 Spring Headphone Festival Silver Award

X7 MarkII                 2018 VGP Summer Gold Award in the Music Player

X7 MarkII+AM3A    2019 VGP Award in the Music Player

X7 MarkII+AM3B    2019 VGP Award in the Music Player


X5III             2018 VGP Summer Award in the Music Player

X5III             2019 VGP Award in the Music Player


X3 MarkIII             2018 VGP Summer Award in the Music Player

X3 MarkIII             2019 VGP Award in the Music Player


M9             2019 VGP Award in the Music Player

M9             2018 Autumn Headphone Festival Silver Award

M9              iLounge 2018 Holiday Gift Guidee

M9             Headfonia 2018 Award


M7             2018 Spring Headphone Festival Bronze Award

M7             2018 VGP Summer Gold Award in the Music Player

M7             2019 VGP Award in the Music Player


M3K             Enjoy the Music 2018 Audiophile Gift

M3K             iLounge 2018 Holiday Gift Guidee

M3K             Gadgets360 Best Audio Products of 2018


FH5              2019 VGP Award in the IEMs

FH5              iLounge 2018 Holiday Gift Guide


F9 PRO              2017-2018HEADPHONE BOOK AWARD

F9 PRO              2018 VGP Summer Award in the IEMs

F9 PRO              iLounge 2018 Holiday Gift Guide


F9               2018 VGP Summer Award in the IEMs


FH1                      2018 VGP Summer Award in the IEMs

RC-BT + FH1        2018 Autumn Headphone Festival Bronze Award

FH1                     Gadgets360 Best Audio Products of 2018


RC-BT                 2018 VGP Summer Award in the Bluetooth Cable

RC-BT                 2019 VGP Award in the Bluetooth Cable


AM3B                2018 VGP Summer in the Accessory


You can find the details via the links below:


iF Design Award:

2018 Spring Headphone Festival Award:

2018 VGP Summer:

Enjoy the Music 2018 Great Audiophile Gift:

2018 Autumn Headphone Festival Award:

iLounge 2018 Holiday Gift Guide:

Gadgets360 Best Audio Products of 2018:

Headfonia 2018 Award:

Headfonics 2018 Award: and


We are proud and grateful to receive these awards, all these recognition will surely motivate us to a higher level in the future. And we will make sure to keep up the good work and bring out more great products for our loyal customers who have constantly shown their support to us. Thank you!

Best Regards

FiiO Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.