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The Latest USB DAC Products: Our Pick of the Best

With so many new generation smartphones hitting the shelves this year, USB DACs have become increasingly popular, especially with those who love their music and podcasts. Thankfully, we’ve had a whole array of adapters that have arrived here at Advanced MP3s recently, with brand new offerings from iBasso, AudioQuest and Audirect. Today, we’re looking at some of our new products in a little more detail, and we’ve got an option to suit you, whatever your budget! 

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iBasso DC01 USB-C DAC Adapter with 2.5mm Output – £49

The iBasso DC01 is first up in our new arrivals, and compared to its previous model it’s made a significant improvement. For starters, the digital-to-analogue conversion chip that features is usually used in the more higher end DACs, and it’s equipped with AKM Velvet Sound technology, meaning that you can enjoy smooth and crystal clear sound. Taking another leaf from higher end audio tech, the DC01 is equipped with a balanced headphone amplifier allowing you to enjoy top quality sound complete with ultra low distortion. Combined, these features make the DC01 the perfect accompaniment for your music wherever you are, whatever you’re doing.

Compatible with most Android smartphones and tablets currently available, the iBasso DC01 is incredibly versatile thanks to its USB-C connector. In addition, it comes with a USB-C to USB-A adapter that will allow you to easily connect it to a Mac OS or Windows computer via Plug & Play. Another feature that’s sure to go down well is the durability of the DC01. Its hybrid cable is made of 8 braided wires making it highly durable, as well as providing top notch connectivity, ensuring that you’re guaranteed to enjoy the best sound. At £49 too, it’s jam packed with features, all for an affordable price. 

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iBasso DC02 – USB-C DAC Adapter with 3.5mm Output – £39

Next up, we have the iBasso DC02, coming in at a slightly cheaper price of £39, you’ll still be getting plenty of tech for your money. Again integrated with AKM Velvet Sound technology, this is perfect for those who want top quality sound on the go. Unlike other adapters which can be limited to smartphones and tablets, the DC02 is also compatible with computers too. Whether you use Windows, Mac or Linux, you can easily connect it with the help of the USB-C to USB-A adapter and enjoy your favourite music on the device you choose.

You can also enjoy sound tailored to your device too. This clever little adapter is also designed to override the internal hardware of the device it connects to leading to improved sound quality and less distortion. Perfect if you’re constantly chopping and changing between devices! For the finishing touches, the flexible sheath around the quad wire cable ensures durability, making your ideal companion for when you’re on the move. 

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AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt USB DAC – £269

For those willing to invest a little more into getting their perfect sound with their devices, a popular option is the new AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt. The AudioQuest DragonFly range will be a name that most audiophiles are familiar with, and the Cobalt promises to be “the most beautiful sounding DragonFly yet!” So what can you expect from Cobalt? Well, the increased power supply is designed to reduce noise coming from device features such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, which means you can enjoy supreme high-res audio like never before. Featuring the ESS Sabre 9601 headphone amp and bit-perfect volume control found in the DragonFly Red, Cobalt creates a top notch signal-to-noise ratio, while the 2.1 volt output ensures that it’s compatible with a huge range of headphones, making it wonderfully versatile. 

It’s not just the output that makes the Cobalt so versatile. It’s compatible with IOS and Android devices, along with Apple and Windows computers. You can also ensure the longevity of your device too, as AudioQuest’s free Desktop Device Manager. It ensures that you can upgrade the firmware of your device, meaning that you can stay one step ahead as technology continues to evolve! 

It’s clear that the AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt is a hit with music lovers everywhere, as the high demand has meant that it’s currently out of stock! However, if you’re desperate to get your hands on it, it’s still available for you to pre-order. 

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Audirect Beam Portable USB DAC – £89.99

So what happens if you want that amazing, high quality sound, but your budget doesn’t quite stretch as far as the DragonFly Cobalt? Allow us to introduce you to a brand new member of the Advanced MP3 Players family – the Audirect Beam! Coming in at a more affordable price point, the Beam brings plenty to the table. Promising supreme quality sound, the Beam uses the well known ES9118 DAC chip for an impressive performance, and is designed to reduce distortion from external components.

Designed to pair with smartphones and mobile devices, this nifty little device comes with multiple cables for a range of different connectivity options making it highly versatile. Pair with iPhones using the Lightning cable, Android phones with the USB-C and micro-USB cables, or your PC with the USB-A cable. As a bonus, the stylish blue colour of the device means that the Beam is sure to impress even the fussiest of tech lovers!

To celebrate the release of the Audirect Beam joining the AMP3 family, you could be up for winning one in this month’s competition! Kick-start your listening experience with this stylish and versatile device, along with all cables included too. If you’d like to be in with a chance, simply fill in the form on our competitions page before the 29th November, and you could be the proud owner of this fantastic bit of kit!

So that’s a little taster of the new products to arrive here at Advanced MP3 Players this week, and there’s a different option for everyone in the world of USB DAC products. As we edge nearer towards the festive season, now is the perfect time to get searching for a fantastic gift for the audiophile in your family! Don’t forget, if you’re loving the Audirect Beam as much as we are, make sure you enter our competition for a chance to win one of your own! 
Written by Amy Jackson – Content writer at My Favourite Voucher Codes - 4th November 2019

A New Digital Audio Player & Two New Adapters: Exploring the Latest Offerings from iBasso

This October at Advanced MP3 Players, we’re looking forward to some new arrivals from digital audio player specialists, iBasso. We’ll be saying hello to the new DX160 Digital Audio Player, along with two brand new accessories, the DC01 and DC02 Adapters. So what can we expect with these new additions? Let’s take a closer look at what you can get. 

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iBasso DX160 Hi-Res Digital Audio Player

The DX160 is the latest arrival in the range of iBasso’s new products, and it has a lot to offer. This new compact digital audio player is fully equipped with 5G Wi-Fi and two way Bluetooth 5.0, meaning it provides a strong and stable connection, along with lower power consumption. The DX160 comes with the latest Android operating system – Oreo 8.1, and supports a wide amount of audio formats, giving total flexibility in managing your files. The 5inch 1080P touch screen will allow for easy browsing of your music library, while 32GB of memory ensures that you can jam pack the device with more of your favourite songs. If you happen to need a little more than that, fear not – the device supports both SDXC and SDHC Micro SD cards too. 

The DX160 has a sleek CNC Aluminium frame with curved glass rear panel, and it’s currently available in a choice of two colours, with more options available later on. Weighing just under 180g, it’s nice and compact, making it perfect for popping in your pocket or your handbag. As for battery usage, you can enjoy up to 13 hours of play, while the Li-Polymer Battery supports fast recharging, making it perfect for long commutes and beyond! 

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iBasso DC01 USB-C DAC Adapter with 2.5mm Output

It’s not just the DX160 that’s arrived at Advanced MP3 Players this month either. We’ve also seen the arrival of two brand new accessories. First of all, the DC01 USB-C Adapter. This small but powerful device is perfect for those who want to make the most of their music. Along with Velvet Sound technology, this portable adapter is equipped with a fully balanced circuit and low distortion dual LDO, creating a balanced headphone amplifier, which ensures top notch sound quality. With this usually being a feature in high-end audio equipment, this means that you’ll get sound that truly packs a punch wherever you’re listening or whatever you’re doing. 

The DC01 also features a premium hybrid cable, which will not only give you complete durability when on the move, but also the very best signal conductivity, so you can guarantee uninterrupted audio wherever you are. When it comes to compatibility, USB-C connector allows for compatibility with most Android tablets and smartphones, making it a great accessory for when you’re on the move. The USB-DAC function also means that you can connect the device to your Mac or Windows computer, and thanks to the Plug & Play system, you can start listening in seconds. 

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iBasso DC02 USB-C DAC Adapter with 3.5mm Output

Finally, we come to the DC02 USB-C Adapter. For those of us with the latest gen smartphones that lack a headphone output, this little device will be a welcome addition. It’s perfect for people on the move with a weight of just 8 grams, and the flexible braided quad wire cable ensures durability and complete protection, along with uninterrupted signal transmission to allow the best quality sound, whatever you’re up to. 

Another benefit of the DC02 has to be its’ compatibility. Not only can you connect it to tablets or smartphones, the USB-C female to USB A male adapter means that you can easily connect it to your computer too, be it Mac, Windows, or Linux. Whether you attach it to a tablet, a computer or your smartphone, the DC02 is designed to amplify its’ own hardware while overriding that of your device, meaning you can enjoy reduced noise and distortion with your music. You can enjoy quality sound any time with the integrated Velvet Sound technology, and this clever little device gives you improved sound clarity whatever device your listening to. 

 

So that’s just a little taster of what you can expect from the latest iBasso products. If you just can’t wait, these products are all available to pre-order from Advanced MP3 Players right now, and you can be confident you’ll find them all at a great price.

By Amy Jackson – Bargain hunter, music lover, and content writer at Discount Promo Codes – 7th October 2019

What’s New From Sonos? An In-Depth Look at the Sonos Move and the Sonos One SL

We’re big fans of Sonos here at Advanced MP3 Players, so there’s no doubt that we’d want to share with you their latest smart speaker offerings. Recently, we’ve said hello to two new arrivals in the range of Sonos speakers, the Move and the One SL, so we thought we’d take a closer look at what you can expect from their latest tech.

Farewell to the Sonos One?

We officially said hello to the Sonos One around two years ago – literally. The innovate smart speaker combines with Amazon Alexa to give the user total hands-free control of their music. Perfect for cooking, cleaning, or even those times where you can’t quite reach your phone. The One allows the user to still get the benefits from Alexa, just paired with the brilliant sound Sonos are known for. Not only are you able to control your music hands-free, but you can also manage your smart home devices with your voice too – heating, lights, you name it.

However, earlier this year it was announced that Sonos were discontinuing the One, and were replacing it with a newer model. So what can we expect from the new One SL? And more importantly, how does it differ from its predecessor? Let’s take a look.

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Sonos One SL Speaker 

Don’t be fooled by the compact design of the new Sonos One SL. Giving you a powerful and superb sound for every room in your home, this speaker definitely packs a punch. You can stream music using your favourite apps and services including Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer, and loads more, and you can stream directly from your iPad or iPhone. 

You can create your very own home cinema system with this smart little speaker too. Whether you pair it with another SL, or the original Sonos One, you can enjoy stereo sound in your room for the ultimate entertainment experience. It’s compact design also means it will fit right in just about anywhere in the home – whether it’s your kitchen worktop, your desk, or your bookcase. You can even choose between black or white too, so that it fits in perfectly with your decor!

So what about the sound features? Well, the tweeter gives you a high frequency, clear and crisp sound, along with the mid-woofer which will allow you to enjoy the rich bass tones of your favourite music. You can also create your perfect, unique sound by individual room with the adjustable bass and treble controls. 

So, what’s the main difference between the Sonos One and the One SL? To put it simply, the SL is microphone free. While some may see not being able to use Alexa or Google Assistant as a negative, this is sure to be a positive for others who aren’t so keen on voice controlled devices in the home!

If you can’t bear the thought of being without a voice controlled smart speaker, then fear not! You can still purchase the original Sonos One here at Advanced MP3 Players for the same price – but be quick! There’s limited stock available, so once they’re gone, they’re gone!

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Sonos Move Portable Bluetooth Speaker

If you’re constantly on the move, the aptly named Sonos Move could be the perfect match for you. Take top quality sound with you wherever you go thanks to this impressive portable smart speaker. Unlike basic Bluetooth speakers, the Move brings you the full package, right down to its ergonomic design. It comes with that fantastic sound that Sonos speakers are well known for, thanks to the two Class-D amplifiers and integrated mid-woofer, so that you’ll be able to enjoy the very best sound every single time. Thanks to it’s automatic Trueplay tuning, this clever speaker also brings you perfectly balanced sound whether you’re indoors or outdoors. And there’s even more good news if you love the great outdoors – the Move is whether resistant! Yes, really. Humidity, rain, snow, extreme temperatures, you name it, it’s well equipped to battle the elements. 

Just because the Sonos Move is portable, it doesn’t mean that you have to scrimp on its tech either. It’s equipped with built in voice controls – simply connect to Wi-Fi and you can enjoy all the benefits of Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant as well as streaming music. No Wi-Fi? No problem, just switch to Bluetooth when you’re outside the home.

For those who are concerned that a portable speaker is more prone to damage, allow us to reassure you. All of the top tech inside the Move is protected with a shock resistant, hard-wearing case, meaning there’s no need to worry about any accidental drops. Even better, the Move is equipped with an ergonomically designed handle, meaning you can carry it around with confidence. 

Surely, with all this tech that’ll eat into your battery, right? Wrong! You can enjoy up to 10 hours of use still with that brilliant sound quality, and the Move fits effortlessly into the included base for super easy charging. 

So there you have it, the latest Sonos speakers to arrive here at Advanced MP3 Players. Regardless of whether you opt for the new Move or the One SL, one thing is guaranteed: you won’t be disappointed! 

By Amy Jackson – Bargain hunter, music lover, and content writer at Promo Codes For – 2nd October 2019

Taking a Look at FiiO’s Latest Offerings: Our Top 3 Picks

Chinese electronics company FiiO specialises in providing a range of portable music players, amplifiers and accessories. Earlier this year at their spring launch event, they announced the addition of 7 new products to be released. These included the M5, the Q5s, and the M11, which are now all available to purchase at Advanced MP3 Players. Here, we’ll take a look in a little more detail at what these new products have to offer.

FiiO M5 Portable High-Resolution Music Player – £89.99

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While the FiiO M5 may be small (the smallest in the M series for that matter), it certainly packs a punch. First unveiled at FiiO’s product launch in March, the M5 is a convenient and high tech way to store your music. Don’t be fooled by it’s tiny appearance, as the 1.54 inch retina-like display comes with high resolution of 240×240 pixels meaning you can take in a bright and bold colour display to enhance your experience. 

Of course, the main thing anyone would want from an MP3 player is top notch sound quality, and the M5 doesn’t disappoint. Equipped with the AKM AK4377 DAC, you can listen with low distortion and with its multi-channel power management chip you’ll be able to enjoy top quality sound every time. Whatever your music taste, with 7 equalizer options for rock, pop, classical and jazz to name a few, you can even tailor the sound to fit in with the genre. 

You can enjoy plenty of variety while listening with the M5 too, as it supports microSD cards up to 2TB, meaning that you can upload your entire music library to take with you. Not only that, but you can import your music without the need for a computer either, as the M5 will allow you to connect via USB OTG to your tablet, or even your smartphone. 

Even with all this, there’s more, and you can discover that the M5 is more than just an MP3 player. With premium Bluetooth technology, you can enjoy flawless sound with its’ ability to connect to more devices. In addition, the M5 is perfect for those on the go with its built in high quality sound recorder, and the ability to support noise free phone calls. You can also make use of the built in pedometer and clip case, making the FiiO M5 the perfect accompaniment to your next workout.

In addition to its high performance, you can listen with confidence knowing that the M5 will keep your tunes going for longer. Its built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery means that you can enjoy up to 13.5 hours of usage. 

FiiO Q5s High-Resolution DAC and Headphone Amplifier – £329.99

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Hot off the press, the FiiO Q5s is a must for any music fan. In its mission to provide the very best quality sound, its upgraded clock management means that no matter what format your music, the sound will not be compromised. Paired with gain and bass boost controls, you can tailor your music to exactly how you want it without affecting the quality. You can even say farewell to volume unbalances with ADC adjustment controls, giving you greater precision.

The Q5s also doesn’t do things by halves when it comes to power, either. You can enjoy over 9 hours of quality sound through USB or Bluetooth connections, or up to 25 hours via Aux. It even has an automatic shutdown function too, allowing it to save power when not in use. The power supply also ensures that the user still enjoys great quality sound too with its expert design. The analogue, digital, low-pass, and amplification sections are each powered independently, and their isolation from each other is built to ensure the clarity and quality of your music. 

The design of the Q5s is also built with its users in mind too. You can instantly recognise the format you’re playing from with its 6 separate indicator lights, and you can also use this function to view your battery status too. It’s upgraded design from the original Q5 also provides the user with a quick and convenient way to listen to their music, complete with just one button that controls the power and the volume.

FiiO M11 High-Resolution Lossless Music Player – £449.99

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For the ultimate listening experience, the FiiO M11 has been designed to provide the most exceptional sound quality in all areas, no matter what headphones you use. For the ultimate performance, the M11 is powered with the hexa-core Samsung Exynos 7872, and has double the signal to noise ratio compared to its predecessor. With 8 preset options for blues, jazz, rock, dance, and many others, you can also adapt the sound for the type of music too. Not only that, but you can even customise your own EQ settings to truly tailor make your sound. 

However you want to listen, the M11 ensures that your wireless listening is pushed to the max. In addition to supporting more Bluetooth formats, the overall signal strength is much stronger, ensuring that your music isn’t interrupted. When it comes to headphone outputs, the M11 gives you more choice and convenience, not only including the 3.5mm single ended output, but also the 2.5mm and 4.4mm, meaning there’s no need to carry around those pesky adaptors anymore! For those who want to go wireless, the dual band Wi-Fi radio means that your signal has better strength and connects much faster too. Great sound, no matter how you listen!

In terms of user convenience, you can glide across the 5.15 inch HD touchscreen with it’s brilliantly bright and colourful resolution. Complete with 32GB of storage and 3GB RAM, along with two micro-SD card slots, you can store thousands of your favourite songs all in one place to listen to when you want. Not only that, but when it comes to transferring your music, you can easily do so from your computer or your smartphone via Wi-Fi, making the process flow with ease. 

With great technology comes great power, and of course the M11 doesn’t disappoint. With its Quick Charge function, the M11 charges completely in just 2.5 hours. What’s better, is that you can enjoy your music for up to 13 hours too. 

An added bonus to the M11 is that it includes protective case and screen protector. Both are expertly designed with the M11 in mind and are engineered to provide effective protection from scratches and other forms of damage. 

These three new products, among a number of other FiiO music players and accessories are all available now at great prices, right here at Advanced MP3 Players.

Amy Jackson – Bargain hunter, music lover, and content writer at My Favourite Voucher Codes.

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We are happy to announce that this month we have been able to start stocking the long awaited HiBy R3, R6 and now have the Seeds earphones too!

HiBy Music specialises in research, development, and sales of high quality portable audio products. With over 30 professional audio R&D staff and over 10 years of experience in the portable audio field,they have jointly developed dozens of portable digital audio players (DAPs), earphones, USB DACs, and several well known portable audio players, etc. Their own HiByMusic smartphone audio player app also have a user base of 700 thousand users in over 90 countries around the globe and has won accolades from professional users regarding its audio quality.

HiBy Seeds - £84.99
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Let Your Seeds Of Music Fever Grow.
High Resolution Dynamic IEMs 2.5mm/3.5mm Dynamic IEMs With Aluminium Alloy Body, Dual voice coils increase field strength and isometrics to planar-class levels while the dual voice chambers and vents shape musical response and remove undesired resonances .Graphene diaphragms create large drivers that extend from subsonic to supersonic with ideal pistonic motion. Quad-Core OFC Balanced CablesDirectly welded from high-quality gold-plated plug to drivers for ideal electroacoustic transmission. Ergonomic Aerodynamics Design, Finely CNC Aluminium alloy body to fit your ears perfectly cable up or down, with zero sharp angles for hours of comfortable wear.

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Shell Material : Aluminium alloy

Cable Material : 99.999% OFC copper
Frequency Response : 8-42000Hz
Impedance : 50 ohms
Sensitivity : 110dB/mW | 123dB/V
Cable Length : 1.2 m

Features

  • Dual Voice Coils + Dual Voice Chambers
  • High Resolution Dynamic IEMs
  • New Diaphragm Material Defies Acoustic Limits
  • Quad-Core OFC Balanced Cables
  • Ergonomic Aerodynamics Design

 

R3 - £219.00

available in grey and black
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R3R3 is a portable HI-FI lossless music player, with an impressive arc body. Compact and lightweight(3.2′ IPS full touch screen), it offers you the best Hi-Fi music experience whether at home or on the go.  With 6 buttons in the asymmetrical layout of intuitive control over the device, it’s impossible to go wrong with this easy-to-use Hi-Fi music player. With 1600mAh high-capacity battery, R3 is good for up to 11 hours of playtime and more than 60 days of standby.The HiBy R3 supports most Hi-Res lossless formats, including FLAC, APE, WMA, WAV, AIFF,DSD,IOS,DFF and OGG. Also support for  DSD256, PCM up to 384Khz/64bit, delivers lifelike audio and breathtaking instances of sound. Featuring one standard 3.5mm headphone jack(shared LO output) and one 2.5mm balanced headphone jack, makes the R3 able to output its perfect audio to a great variety of devices.A bi-directorial USB DAC interface allows you to use the R3 as an ultra high quality USB audio dongle for your smartphone or as a digital audio source for other devices. R3 also supports SPDIF connection, if you buy an additional SPDIF adaptor cable.Incorporating an advanced 2.4g WiFi radio, HiBy R3 supports DLNA and AirPlay. It also brings you cloud music services via Tidal.Features . HiBy R3 is able to deliver Hi-Res audio quality over Bluetooth(Bluetooth 4.1,apt-X). Along with HiBy Link, which allows you to play Hi-Res music stored on the R3 via remote control on your smartphone. Although it does not have any internal storage, It’s micro-SD card slot can hold up to 2TB. Big enough to carry all of your music library A-Z.

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Features

  • Tidal feature
  • Simple Control Buttons and easy to grab pocket size with 3.2′ Full Touchscreen
  • Bi-direction Bluetooth Connectivity
  • HiBy Link
  • Supports Most Hi-Res Formats/Diverse Headsets and Devices/SPDIF DoP DSD64
  • High Speed Wi-Fi DLNA and AirPlay Support
  • Bi-direction USB Connectivity
  • Up to 2TB of Expanded Storage
  • 11 Hours Playtime

 

R6 - £529
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R6Introducing the first Chinese DAP to utilise a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC for enhanced performance.
The First Android Hi-Fi music player allowing any music App to Stream Bit-perfectly to its DAC, allowing you to enjoy music like never before. Using dual ESS flagship ES9028Q2M DAC chips, HiBy R6 Delivers an SNR of up to 120dB and THD+N down to 0.0006%, a Hi-Res audio performance that captures the depth and breadth of each note, allowing users to experience the subtleties of each instrument. Along with advanced backwards compatible Direct Transport Audio (DTA) architecture, DTA architecture bypasses Android Sample Rate Conversion(SRC) for all apps not explicitly re-sampling before passing audio to the system. For the first time, enjoy the purity of bit-perfect music on practically all music apps, local or streaming.  Leverages OPA1612 x2 and TPA6120A x2 chips, a stupendous performance dual-channel for low pass filtering and amplification, offering a high power output(up to 300mW) and greater stability in capacitive loading. A sleek and easy to grab design demonstrates the world-class craftmanship. HiBy R6 comes with a 4.2″, high-density 300dpi 768×1280 in cell touchscreen which is easy to use; users can navigate the device or even play games with the swipe of a finger. HiBy further demonstrates its craftsmanship in the R6′s aesthetic of functional modernity. With 6 buttons in asymmetrical layout for intuitive control over the device, it’s impossible to go wrong with this easy to use Hi-Fi music player. Comes with a 400mAh battery that provides more than 12 hours of music play. Even if it runs out of battery, R6′s QC3.0 fast charging technology takes only 140 minutes to full charge the battery.Incorporating an advanced dual-band 2.4G/5G WiFi radio, the HiBy R6 allows you to enjoy your favourite music via your Android streaming apps such as Tidal, Spotify and Deezer, with unprecedented fluidity thanks to the powerful Snapdragon SoC and unprecedented fidelity for Android thanks to the innovative DTA architecture.Bring Bluetooth 4.0 and the apt-X lossless together in one place. HiBy R6 can deliver ‘CD-like’ audio quality over Bluetooth; when connected to a Bluetooth equipped smartphone or computer the HiBy R6 allows you to enjoy high quality audio and Hi-Res audio verbiage. HiBy Music 3.0 App is the result of a collective wisdom involving 500,000 users of HiBy Music App. They have evaluated all opinions and customised an App which offers an ever more immersive and top of the line music experience. HiBy R6 comes with 32GB of internal storage and a micro-SD card slot for expandable storage supporting all sizes of cards. it is a cornerstone of R6′s high performance both as an audio device and Android device. The R6 can be connected to a computer or smartphone as a USB DAC . It can also be used as a Hi-Fi transport for your audio system. The R6′s 3.5mm LO/Coax output can be connected to headphone amplifiers, speaker amplifiers or powered speakers.

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Features

  • Powerful Lag Free Processor
  • Speedy Charging
  • HiBy Music 3.0 App
  • Supports Most Hi-Res Formats and wide range of Headsets and devices
  • HD Display
  • Bit-perfect Output
  • Customised Android System

All of these items are now available to pre order and come with premade bundles already available on the website. Don’t see a bundle you like? Send us an email or call us and we can arrange one!

 

Advanced MP3 Players at CanJam London 2018

This year, Advanced MP3 Players will be running a stall at CanJam London 2018. We will be showing exciting DAPs and amps from Cayin and IEMs from Dunu. As well as giving attendees a chance to try these excellent models out for themselves, we will also be running some CanJam exclusive deals during the duration of the expo. Check out some of the models we will be exhibiting below!

Cayin N8 Flagship Hi-Res DAP

Cayin-N8-DAP-01The N8 is the first price-no-objective portable digital audio player from Cayin. This is their attempt to deliver best possible high fidelity audio performance to portable users. The N8 has consolidated their 25 years of extensive experience in high-end audio industry and impeccable digital and analogue audio capabilities. It features two AKM AK4497EQ DAC chipsets and can native decode up to DSD512 and 64 Bit/ 768kHz with stellar dynamic range and channel separation. Come and try the prototype before the official release!

Cayin N5iiS Hi-Res DAP

36846172_436195713458327_5338851374941601792_oSince the display screen of N5ii is no longer available, Cayin will introduce a revised N5iiS as the new mid-tier DAP with the following new features:

1. Stainless steel chassis
2. 2GB RAM + 64GB Internal memory
3. A new display with 3.5” 800×400 LG Panel IPS TFT screen
4. Premium grade Tantalum-Polymer capacitors at analogue power filter
5. Pleather protective case and braided Type-C USB cable as standard accessories
6. CUI 3.5mm single-ended and 2.5mm balanced phone socket

The N5iiS will incurred the outstanding digital decoding capability, excellent analogue audio design, fully balanced headphone amplification, Audio Priority, pre-installed Google Play and comprehensive line out and digital input/output options.

Cayin N3 Hi-Res DAP – Special CanJam Price: ONLY £99!

CAYINN3LARGEThe new Cayin N3 DAP is designed around the AK4490EN DAC chipset from AKM. It will support all common digital music formats up to 24Bits/192kHz or decode DSD up to 11.2Mhz (DSD256) natively.

Cayin HA-1A Headphone Valve Amplifier

HA1AMK2LARGEThe extraordinary part of this new amplifier is not only the facelifted wooden appearance, the EL84 based circuit design offers the most natural, realistic and powerful sound of its class and will definitely blow your mind when it sings. HA-1A MK2 will be one of the milestones of Cayin 22 years of expertise and devotion on tube amplification, by using the best possible material, upholding high standards of craftsmanship and dedicating to perfection, it shall reflect the kind of promises that Cayin has been strived for ever since.

Cayin iDAC-6 Desktop DAC

CAYINIDAC6LARGEiDAC-6 is a dedicated desktop DAC with an interesting dual output stage that offers versatile tonal characteristic for different applications. iHA-6 is a solid-state headphone amplifier with an innovative current adjustment to accommodate different headphone impedance/sensitivity characteristic. When stacked together, iDAC-6 and iHA-6 become a fully balanced headfi system at a less than 10”x10” footprint.

Cayin iHA-6 Desktop Headphone Amplifier

CAYINIHA6LARGEiHA-6 is a solid-state headphone amplifier with an innovative current adjustment to accommodate different headphone impedance/sensitivity characteristic. When stacked together the iDAC-6 and iHA-6 become a fully balanced headfi system at a less than 10”x10” footprint.

Dunu Falcon C IEMs – Special CanJam Price: ONLY £165!

FALCONCLARGEThe Falcon-C is the new flagship IEM from Dunu, featuring a modern design that sets them apart from other models in their range. The Falcon-C features a carbon nanotube diaphragm, which provides a strong balance between rigidity and flexibility. This results in a full bodied and atmospheric sound, with the expected warmth of a superior quality dynamic driver and the sweet high-end frequencies associated with balanced armature drivers. Despite only featuring dynamic drivers, these earphones sound far closer to a pair with hybrid drivers inside. This makes for an incredibly unique listening experience that we can’t wait for you all to try.

Dunu DN-2002 4 Driver Hybrid IEMs

DN2002LARGEThe DN-2002 utilizes the dual dynamic & dual balance armature configuration. The soundstage is natural, specious and three dimensional. The bass range is enhanced and deepened by the ‘Double Bass’ dual dynamic drivers. The mid-range is full and energetic. The treble is crisp, detailed and well extended. All frequencies work in perfect sync.

Dunu DN-2000J 3 Driver Hybrid IEMs

DN2000JLARGEFeaturing a triple driver design, the 2000Js feature an outstanding frequency response range that gives clarity across all genres. The mid-range is well textured and layered, the lower range is snappy and powerful and the treble response is crystal clear with extended range and superb density, offering unparalleled micro detail reproduction that is sure to bring out the soul of your music.

We will also have new deals both online and on the trade show floor as the exhibition is underway, so be sure to check back then for even more excellent deals!

Introducing a Range of Ceiling Speakers Now Available at Advanced MP3 Players!

Here at AMP3, we are now selling ceiling speakers. Ceiling speakers can be embedded in the ceiling for a powerful, room filling sound provided by subtle speaker placement and minimal visual impact. These speakers are great for many situations, such as in retail spaces, offices, spas, and even your own home, especially if you like to keep things uncluttered. All the ceiling speakers we are currently ranging are compatible with the SONOS Connect, allowing you to control the playback of your music from a phone, tablet or computer. Check out what we have on offer below…

Canton InCeiling Premium Loudspeaker Range

Canton Premium InCeiling loudspeakers look elegant, are easy to install, and sound amazing. Specially developed for in-ceiling installation, the loudspeakers are the perfect sound solution in any situation.

These speakers come in three distinct categories; the 900 Series, the 800 Series, and the 400 Series. With such a range on offer, you are sure to find an in-ceiling speaker set up that is perfect for your needs.

Canton are a German loudspeaker company, who have mastered the art of finding the best sound for every ear, need and budget. For over 40 years, they have been combining innovative technologies, premium quality and an extraordinary range of speaker models and designs to produce unique and individualised sound qualities.400-1000X490 800-1000X504 900-1000X504 1000X459 1000X464

Flexson 65X3 Moisture Resistant Ceiling Speaker

FLXCS65X32011LARGEThis package comes as a pair; two for one!

This pair of speakers by Flexson are designed to be installed into the ceiling for subtle speaker placement and music reproduction.

This pair of Flexson 65X3 Ceiling Speakers are the perfect discreet partners for the SONOS CONNECT:AMP.

The speakers have triple high-frequency drivers for wide sound dispersion, plus are switchable between Normal/Music/Speech modes for optimum sound reproduction, and have a bass attenuation control.

They are highly flexible about placement: they can be mounted in very shallow ceiling voids (minimum 50mm) and their moisture-proof specification makes them ideal for kitchens and bathrooms.

All of these speakers are now available to purchase from Advanced MP3 Players. If you don’t own a SONOS Connect already, be sure to take advantage of our bundle deals on offer, where you can save 10% on a SONOS Connect when bought with one of these speakers!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING

These speakers are specifically designed to be embedded in ceilings. Please do not attempt to install these speakers unless you are experienced with this style of electrical fitting.

Please note that we cannot accept these items back under our 14 day unwanted return period if they have been used in an install.

These speakers are ordered on demand, and may take longer than the standard 3 – 4 working days to arrive.

New FiiO Products added to AMP3!

We’ve got some more new FiiO goodies now available to order! Check them out below;

FiiO Q5 Flagship DAC/Amp – £329.00

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The Q5 is FiiO’s current flagship DAC; a powerful, Hi-Res amplifier with a range of connectivity options such as USB, optical, coaxial, line in and Bluetooth.

The Q5 has a USB DAC mode that supports decoding up to 384k/32bit and DSD256. There are dual micro USB ports. By default, the one o the left is for charging while the one at the bottom is for data input. There is a 3 in 1 composite output port for aux/coax/optical connections. There are both single ended and balanced headphone outputs on the supplies AM3A amp module. For different listening requirements, the Q5 features gain/bass boost.

Despite the wide range of compatiable input methods, the Q5 can automatically detect which is being used, and the light on the device changes to a corresponding colour indicating the input currently in use.

To help save battery, if the device detects no input signal, it will turn off automatically after a certain period of time (default: 10 mins). When connected to a smart phone or computer, the Q5 will not draw power from the source device.

FiiO FH1 Earphones – £74.99

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The FH1 features 1 composite polymeric titanium diaphragm dynamic driver, and one Knowles Balanced Armature driver. The dynamic driver works to produce the bottomless lows, and the balanced armature driver works to produce extended upper-mids and highs.

The FH1 features a brass sound tube, helping to produce a more natural sound. The FH1 is also Hi-Res Audio Certified

The FH1 utilises the standard MMCX connector, and comes with both a 2.5mm oxygen-free silver-plated copper 4-wire balanced cable and a 3.5mm single-ended cable with in-line remote. Based on the FiiO F9′s success with their over-the-ear design, this ergonomic design is also used on the FH1. It is designed according to the human ear canal, which ensures tight and also comfortable wearing.

FiiO F9 Pro – £139.99

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The newest member of FiiO’s F9 range of IEMs, the FiiO F9 Pro is presents a formidable sound.

The F9 Pro utilises a hybrid design in which each channel is composed of one dynamic and two balanced armature (BA) drivers. The 9.2mm dynamic driver is specifically tuned to produce bottomless lows while the two BA drivers utilising the American brand Knowles’ 30017 Balanced Armature Drivers, which precisely portray extended upper-mids and highs.

All of these models are now available to order from Advanced MP3 Players. Happy listening!

 

Introducing the Sonos One, with Alexa Control

  Sonos ONE Voice Controlled Smart Speaker

Sonos ONEPlay and control your music hands-free. Just ask. Sonos One blends great sound with Amazon Alexa, the easy-to-use voice service, for hands-free control of your music and more.

Use your voice to control music playing while you cook. Or even request a lullaby when you’re tucking the kids in. Do everything that Alexa does; play songs, check news and traffic, manage smart devices and enjoy all those other helpful Amazon Alexa skills using a single Sonos speaker.

Multi-room listening

Sonos One wirelessly connects to Sonos speakers in additional rooms, allowing you to expand your home sound system when you’re ready.

Built on the mini-but-mighty blueprint of PLAY:1, Sonos One is backed by a pair of Class-D amplifiers and custom-built drivers, meticulously tuned to the speaker’s unique acoustic architecture.

Pair two Sonos Ones together in the same room for instant stereo sound. Add a SUB for deeper bass. Or pair with your TV’s PLAYBAR or PLAYBASE for epic home cinema surround sound.HOMECINEMA

Control Your Sonos

There are many ways to control your Sonos system. With your voice, play and control your music hands-free. Just ask.

With touch, tap to turn up the volume. Swipe to skip a track. Mute the microphone for privacy. Sonos One’s touch controls are always a tap away.

Your Sonos system can also be controlled via the Sonos app, the deepest level of Sonos control. Manage everything you listen to in one place.

Control your entire home through Sonos. Turn on lights, adjust the temperature, and more… with Sonos One you can control your smart home devices with your voice.

There’s no need to worry about privacy either. An illuminated LED indicator light makes sure you always know when your speaker’s microphone is active. Or turned off. Sonos One is designed with extra security: the hard-wired LED connection ensures no one is listening when you want privacy.MICPRIVACY

Better Over Time

As Sonos is continually updating with new features, services and skills, your music and voice-control options will both keep getting better over time.

Alexa Now Compatible with All Sonos Models, All You Need is an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot

Echo dotWith an Amazon Echo or Dot, you can use your voice to play and control songs, playlists, radio stations, podcasts and more. On any Sonos speaker in any room of your home.

Not got your phone to hand? No problem. You can even request a lullaby when you’re tucking the kids into bed.

Sonos uses Amazon Alexa to make your entire home listening experience less touchy. But a whole lot more feely.

Use the convenient combination of your voice and the Sonos app to manage all your music in one place. Both Sonos and Alexa keep adding new features, enhancing sound, services and skills to make sure both your music and voice control options just keep getting better. For free. For life.Since Alexa responds to any voice, anyone in your home can take control of the music. Teens can tell Alexa to skip tracks or lower the volume while they study. Friends can share their questionable taste in music with you, no app required. And you can pause it all with a simple command.

The Sonos One and the Sonos PLAY series of speakers are all available from Advanced MP3 Players now! Buy the Sonos One and receive 10% off any other Sonos speaker!

Dynamic and Balanced Armature Drivers

When purchasing earphones, a lot of factors come into play… do I need in-line controls? Do I want replaceable or balanced cables? What accessories come with them?

One line of questioning we hear a lot is often people wondering what are dynamic drivers, what are balanced armature drivers, and why do some earphones have both? This article should hopefully clear this up a bit, and hopefully make future purchases a little more informed.

Dynamic Drivers

Also known as moving coil drivers, dynamic drivers are like the drivers you’d find in a loudspeaker, such as your Hi-Fi or TV’s soundbar. These drivers use diaphragms, similar to the cones in a Hi-Fi speaker, with a voice coil attached directly to them, a charge is applied to the voice coil and the diaphragm moves, moving air and in turn, creating sound.

Dynamic driver schematic

Dynamic driver schematic

Advantages:

-        More natural sounding

-        More powerful bass response

-        More durable and cost effective

Balanced Armature Drivers

Often seen in hearing aids, the driver consists of a miniature arm (armature) inside a coil of wire surrounded by two magnets. The top and bottom magnets determine the movement of the armature. When current flows through the coil, it magnetizes the armature, causing it to pivot towards either magnet. This pivoting movement will move the diaphragm and produce sound as a result. This movement can occur thousands of times a second.

Balanced Armature Driver Schematic

Balanced Armature Driver Schematic

Advantages:

-        Drivers can be tuned to specific frequency ranges

-        Much smaller than dynamic drivers

-        Better treble performance

-        Faster response and a more detailed sound, though not as “powerful” as a dynamic driver

Looking at the above information, it is easy to see that there are good reasons to choose either, and often earphones combine both. Due to the expense involved in using balanced armature drivers, this is often seen in more luxury earphones rather than cheaper models. However, the additional investment to get yourself a pair of earphones that use a combination of both types of drivers (known as a hybrid model) means that you will get the best of both worlds, resulting in a warm, natural sound with good bass response and a great deal of detail in the high end of the frequency spectrum. Additionally, the small size and tunability of balanced armature drivers means that brands often put multiple drivers in one pair of earphones to enrich the listening experience even further.

Hopefully this information will help clear up some of the questions you may have when looking to invest in a new pair of IEMs. If you feel like you need more information, we at Advanced MP3 Players are only a message or phone call away!