FiiO M3 Micro-Portable Digital Music Player (Ivory)

FiiO M3 Micro-Portable Digital Music Player (Ivory)

FiiO M3 Micro-Portable Digital Music Player (Ivory)

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Product Highlights

  • Supports up to 24-Bit / 96 kHz
  • Supports Lossless APE, FLAC, & WAV Files
  • Supports Lossy MP3, OGG, WMA, & M4A
  • 5-Band EQ
  • 2.0", TFT Screen with 240 x 320 Pixels
  • 8GB of Internal Memory
  • MicroSD Card Support up to 64GB
  • Micro-USB Data / Charging Cable Included
  • Includes Open Earbuds and Lanyard
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FiiO M3 overview

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The ivory M3 from Fiio is a micro-portable, high-resolution digital music player featuring a minimalist design with six separate backlit buttons for selection and navigation, allowing for full sightless operation. The internal rechargeable battery is rated for up to 24 hours of continuous playback, while the 8GB internal storage can be further expanded with 64GB of additional storage via microSD. The M3 ships with a micro-USB data/charging cable, a pair of open earbuds, and a lanyard.

Minimalist Design
Unibody injection-molded construction with UV-cured matte coating applied for more comfortable grip
Hard Buttons for Quick and Simple Navigation
Six separate backlit buttons on front screen, realizing all navigation functions via finger presses and holds, allowing full sightless operation
Long Playtime
Allowing up to 24-hours continuous playtime, letting you enjoy music without a break on extended trips
Supports Several Lossless Formats
The M3 offers an independent DAC, reducing the load on the SoC while improving music fidelity at the same time. The M3 supports lossless formats such as APE, FLAC, and WAV at up to 96 kHz / 24-bit
MicroSD Card Slot
The M3 offers 8GB of internal storage and up to 64GB of additional storage via microSD card slot
Customizable Equalizer
The M3 comes loaded with 7 different equalizer modes including Rock, Blues, Metal, Jazz, Classical, Electronic, and Custom. The custom EQ can be set according to user preference to create a personalized sound signature
Customized Earphones
The player comes bundled with a pair of open earbuds customized for the M3
In the Box
FiiO M3 Micro-Portable Digital Music Player (Ivory)
  • Open Earbuds
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Lanyard
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    FiiO M3 specs

    Headphone Output
    Connector 1/8" / 3.5 mm
    Output Power Output Power 1: > 50 mW (16 Ohms / THD+N < 1%)
    Output Power 2: > 30 mW (32 Ohms / THD+N < 1%)
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) ≥ 95 dB (A-weighted)
    Output Impedance < 0.4 Ohms (32 Ohms)
    Crosstalk > 70 dB (1 kHz)
    THD+N < 0.008% (1 kHz)
    Maximum Output Voltage > 2.8 Vp-p
    Balance Control 10 dB
    Drive Ability 16 to 100 ohms
    Power and Battery Optionsvesdrzttxruxdxbvsbsbyrtcffbzre
    Power 5 VDC, ≥ 500 mA (Recommended)
    Battery Display Yes
    Battery Charge Display Battery gauge moves until fully charged
    Battery Capacity 550 mAh
    Battery Life > 24 hours*
    *Tested with screen off, EQ off, volume at 22, load at 27 Ohms (M3 open earbuds), and with a 44.1 kHz/16-bit MP3 file
    Charging Time < 2.5 hours
    Supported Audio Formats
    Audio Formats Lossless
    APE(Fast): 48 kHz/16-bit
    APE(Normal): 48 kHz/16-bit
    APE (High): 48 kHz/16-bit
    FLAC: 48 kHz/24-bit
    WAV: 96 kHz/24 bit
    Lossy Compression
    MP3 / WMA / OGG / M4A
    (excluding raw .AAC and .M4A encrypted ALAC)
    General Specifications
    Memory Capacity Internal Memory: 8 GB
    MicroSD Card: 64 GB
    Volume Control 60-step digital potentiometer
    Equalizer 5-band equalizer (± 6 dB)
    Display 2.0", TFT LCD screen with 240 x 320 pixels
    Buttons & Controls 6 x backlit, hard buttons
    Model Name M3
    Color Ivory
    Material of Construction Unibody injection-molded with UV-cured matte coating
    Dimensions (L x H x D) 2.9 x 1.6 x 0.36" / 74.0 x 39.7 x 9.1 mm
    Weight 1.4 oz / 40.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.0 x 4.0 x 1.0"

    FiiO M3 reviews

    M3 Micro-Portable Digital Music Player (Ivory) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tiny and Amazing Bought this on a recommendation for PMPs that were good alternatives to the Sansa Clip Zip (since I was tired of Rockbox and Sansa's cruddy firmware). Fiio really knows what they're doing, and since receiving the M3, there have been two firmware updates that added several enhancements to the device. Things that are great: The DAC is godly for such a little device and music sounds amazing with my ATH-M50x's. Fiio only recommends a 64GB microSD card with the device and that's fine. There's a locking switch, the face buttons glow, and there's even included screen protectors and a lanyard to hang the device from. And obviously included earbuds but who uses those? Some issues with the device: The UI is kind of clunky to use and music isn't sorted alphabetically even though it's drag-and-drop. Music's sorted by date added so it's a little annoying. Text is also kind of squished on the screen, could be improved somehow but I'm no software developer. Wish the player wouldn't send you back to the device storage selection screen when wanting to search through the currently playing folder/album. To add to that, music stops playing when switching between internal storage or microSD card. Other notes: Not sure if this was just my Fiio M3 or if it affects all of them, but if you press too hard on the up arrow/volume key, the screen distorts a bit. Hopefully doesn't affect the device in the long term.
    Date published: 2016-02-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good performance/$ I use the M3 with earbuds during a regular 45 min commute and occasionally with noise-canceling headphones on flights and open-air headphones at home. The sound quality in all situations is very good. It is very lightweight, but seems sturdy. Battery playtime is excellent (easily 20+ hours on a charge) The interface is fine.
    Date published: 2016-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound Very happy with the sound quality. Small size and lightweight makes it very portable. Only negative is the ui is not stellar and updating software took a little fiddling - but not enough to deter my recommending this great sounding player.
    Date published: 2016-02-29
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from need to update the software sound quality is fine, but the software is not easy to use and only simple function, should have better software and easy to control, that should be more fun and won't be priceless.
    Date published: 2016-02-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great except it CANNOT handle 24/96 FLACs! I MAINLY bought this great little guy to play my master high-res audio recordings that I make with my Schoeps mics, that are mostly in 24/96 FLACs! You can say that it was a BIG let down to me when I finally bought and received my FiiO M3Blue, and it COULDN'T handle any of my 24/96 FLACs! Well IMO, FiiO leads you to believe that it CAN handle 24/96 FLACs at first glance, So I bought it with that intention! Like I said, I was pretty bummed when I opened it up and it WOULD NOT play my 24/96 stuff without me decoding it into WAVs first, which are a HUGE waste of space IMO! It seems like that would be a rather easy FW fix/update, but I'm still waiting to see that come out! That's why it's ONLY getting 4 Stars from me! Other than it NOT handling 24/96 FLACsonly 24/48 and below via FLACs, it's a GREAT little high-res audio player that sounds great stock, and even better running into my FiiO E10K or E11K :) FiiO, if you're out there, please have a new FW Update that makes the M3 capable of playing 24/96 FLACs!
    Date published: 2017-04-26
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