amazon Fiio M3 reviews
Open the box and design
Scores first impression with Fiio M3 is very small in size, only the size of a Zippo lighter. Casing is made entirely of plastic similar to the Sansa Clip Sport, less than the Sony Walkman to B183f with metal casing. But the same is made of plastic but Fiio M3 does not have a good feeling when gripping as Sansa Clip Sport. The buttons of Fiio M3 relatively difficult to manipulate, less bounce than Sansa Clip Sport. Though compact in size, but the machine does not need additional clamping device should be supported if spending while jogging.
Default language of Fiio M3 is Chinese. To tune into English, from the music menu after turn on your computer, click the “menu” button on the far left side 1 time, then hold this button until lỳ out first, then turned down menu pie teeth (installed) in the bottom of the page, the first item on page 2 of the installation will be refining the language. In the course of use, I realized that the look of the M3 is somewhat less intuitive, together with press buttons harder rather uncomfortable sensation. With hard keys such as M3, the press without looking at the relative difficulty machine, a drawback caused inconvenience to a player.
Yet there are positive M3 as owning 2 inch TFT 240×320 pixel resolution TFT screen 1.44 inches instead as Sansa Clip Sport, music helps browsing easier. This machine is capable of processing high quality music up to 24bit / 96kHz.
M3 right side has a keypad lock switch, similar to the “hold ‘on the Sony Walkman. However, unnecessary buttons by clicking the button of difficult M3 wrong. The left side is the power button and hangers. bottom edge microUSB charging port layout, a 3.5mm headset jack and a microSD card slot. Fiio M3 has 8GB of internal memory, supports a microSD card slot expandable upto 64GB.
One product is cheap, other than products of a higher segment, was sold together with Fiio M3 as 1 earbud looks quite similar to the headphones iPhone / iPod older generation.
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The sound quality and user experience
I use the bundled earphones and headphones Phonak 112 to evaluate this music player. Mp3 music from the source 320, M4A lossless file 256kbps and a 24bit.
Quite unexpectedly the earbud headphones that came Fiio M3 have consistent quality, detailed sound, airy and good soundstage. Although still quite faint bass range, but is neat and easy to listen to the same bands rustic mid fairly neutral. Generally this comes headphones you can use if always with the player who is not too picky by simply a cheap player like this, investing too much is not necessary. But when coupled with better headphones, the sound quality is of the M3 will be improved.
A very interesting point is the headset comes equipped with microphone in turn and 1 buttons allow M3 to pause / play and track forward, and then back to the microphone can not be used because M3 does not allow recording. The headset can also be used with other smartphones. In addition, the headphones have other controls such as Rock Zircon can also be adjusted with M3, very convenient.
Praiseworthy points followed by M3 can pause music when headphones withdrawal, similar to the iPod or smartphone form, seemingly simple, but makes the machine very convenient to use. The most inexpensive models do not have this feature or even a Walkman ZX100.
Fiio M3 for a relatively large volume, the same at 50%, the larger sound a little Walkman A15. It also provides some pretty good choice as volume adjustment feature of the 2 channels, volume limit.
Just as hopes of many, Fiio M3 is likely to be worth the name if talking about the sound quality of the music player in this price range. Overall the level of detail or the natural sound balance are better than the Sony Walkman B183F and slightly more than Sansa Clip Sport. The specific sounds from the orchestra in “The Phantom of the opera” with the delamination and provide better granularity quite clear and easy to listen to.
Bands bass: Like 2 sample Sony Walkman B183F music player and the Sansa Clip Sport. M3 emphasis bit on bass range. When coupled with the headphones M3 as Sony H3 is sub-bass is pushed up explicitly. With the song “Girl on Fire” (Alicia Keys) when listening with M3, bass strong, power, thick and plump but not too compact. Compared with the Sansa Clip Sport 2 similar quality machines together, no big difference. Bass of M3 also has the ability to control and speed, this location is also quite similar to the Sansa Clip Sport.
With this band as bass, Fiio M3 will better fit the headphones in favor of neutral, less clicking sound range, the bass and more natural balance. However if you like bass range is certainly prone to choose the headset is very stable bass. General assessment as well as the opponent is in the price range, M3 bass range quite emotional and sentimental, technical specifications fairly.
Midrange bands: Fiio M3 central strip smooth, fine granularity. With vocal tracks like “What am I to you” (Norah Jones), the female vocal artists convey emotion, sweet warmth. This range of sound quality than rivals from Sony. However when compared to the Sansa Clip Sport is yet to make a clear difference. Can two slightly different sound for one minute, but if compared to feel it equally well, smooth and passable level of detail.
High tonal range: M3 high range is not too prominent, up high enough but not too bright. If compared to the iPod Classic 6, you can see the difference, the iPod can sound bright strips and more spikes. This strip has a detailed sound good, at the peak point (a point standing out in the spectrum), overall there is good and easy listening smoothing. Compared with the Sansa Clip Sport is somewhat brighter bit, so when using the M3 should limit the headphones select high range missed, will cause imbalance and difficult to hear more. This tonal range but are not light but still have a positive impact on overall sound quality as well as soundstage. M3 and airy soundstage wider than a little Sansa Clip Sport, recognizable through the applause of the audience in the Hotel California (Eagles).
After the process of using a time, Fiio M3 for battery life equivalent to Sansa Clip Sport, at about 20 hours with a variety of lossless and lossy music.
+ Low cost
+ Natural sound, with a marginally better score than the other competitors
+ It supports SD memory cards up to 64Gb
+ Ability to decode audio 24bit / 96khz.
+ Compact size
+ Headset comes good quality
– The user interface is not intuitive
– Press buttons too hard, extremely inconvenient
– Design bad
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