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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

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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!

 

Introducing new Shanling Products at AMP3!

We are happy to announce that as of this week, we will be taking orders for Shanling products!

Shanling are a high-tech enterprise specialising in research, development and manufacturing of high end audio products. The following Shanling products are now available for purchase from Advanced MP3 Players:

Shanling M2s Portable Lossless Digital Audio Player & DAC – £189.00

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Packing cutting-edge technologies into a lightweight player with small dimensions the M2s can play most lossless audio files including DSD256 and PCM up to 384kHz/32bit. Comprehensive file playback makes the M2s highly versatile with support of DSD256 and PCM up to 384kHz/32bit, and supports MP3, WAV, FLAC, APE, WMA, ALAC, AIFF, AAC, ISO, DFF, DSF and DTS file formats. The player comes in both a black and a blue design. An incredible player for the price!

Shanling H1 Headphone Amp – £119.00

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Combining two Burr-Brown amplifiers for output and pre-amp stages in the H1 makes for the highest quality sound. The Burr-Brown TPA6120A2 delivers high bandwidth, extremely low noise and a high dynamic range. Burr-Brown OPA2134 with wide output swing allows for increased headroom. With this formidable combination, the H1 headphone amplifier allows music to be heard in all its glory.

Shanling UP Portable DAC/Amp – £149.00

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Shanling UP packs lossless playback and powerful amplification into a miniature device to instantly improve portable listening. Suitable for Android and Apple devices this small amplifier and DAC combination provides an immense transformation to sound quality with any type of headphone or earphone. To make sure the Shanling UP amp & DAC is compatible with any smartphone it includes four cables that provide easy link-up via Lightning, microUSB, USB type-C, or standard USB type-A connection. Apple iOS system is perfectly supported with ‘Made For Apple’ certification.

If you would like any further information on these fantastic new products, please don’t hesitate to drop us a ticked or call us on 0343 289 6880!

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Record Store Day 2017 is Coming – Sat 22 April

Record Store Day is just aroud the corner on Saturday 22 April. With hundreds of live music events and lots of special edition vinyl releases planned for the big day, so there’s bound to be something happening near you.

Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. The first Record Store Day was officially kicked off by Metallica in San Francisco in 2008 and is now held every third Saturday in April. Thousands more shops celebrate the day around the globe in what’s become one of the biggest annual events on the music calendar.

 

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Record sales have seen a huge increase in the last few years here in the UK, going from 205,000 copies in 2007 to a whopping 2 million in 2015 and with over 500 special editions vinyl released last year, hopes are high on making this the biggest Record Store Day ever.

 

Head over to the Record Store Day website for more information on the special releases and to find your nearest participating store:

http://recordstoreday.co.uk/home/

 

Interested in vinyl but don’t have a turntable? Check out our record players over at AMP3:

http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shop/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=turntable

Audeze Sine - Planar Magnetic Headphone with Lightning Cable - £449.00

Audeze Lightning Compatible Headphones Come to AMP3

With rumours of the upcoming iPhone 7 being without the standard 3.5mm headphone jack, American Headphone manufacturer Audeze has you covered.

 

Audeze EL-8 Titanium

Audeze EL-8 Titanium – with Fully Integrated Cipher 24-bit High Resolution Lightning Cable – £699.00

 

The Audeze EL-8 was the world’s first Headphone with a Cipher 24-bit High Resolution Lightning Cable to connect to the Apple Lightning port, complete with integrated DAC so your music will sound better than ever.

 

Audeze Sine - Planar Magnetic Headphone with Lightning Cable - £449.00

Audeze Sine – Planar Magnetic Headphone with Lightning Cable – £449.00

The SINE headphones are more light-weight and are designed to fold flat for portability. The planar technology offers a dynamic and detailed sound on the move.

 

Both the EL-8 and SINE headphones feature a built-in microphone and are Siri compatible, and there’s even an accompanying Audeze app to help fine-tune your music’s EQ. The perfect headphone companions to your Apple Lightning devices.

 

Head over to AMP3 to check out the Audeze headphones in more detail:

 

EL-8 Titanium:

http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shop/Headphones.6/Audeze.652/ADZ200E8111600/Audeze_EL-8_Titanium_-_World_s_First_Headphones_with_Fully_Integrated_Cipher_24-bit_High_Resolution_Lightning_Cable.14847.html

 

Audeze SINE:

http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shop/Headphones.6/Audeze.652/ADZ200SINE72113/Audeze_Sine_-_World_s_First_On-Ear_Planar_Magnetic_Headphone_with_Cipher_24-bit_High_Resolution_Lightning_Cable.14888.html

Flexson VinylPlay High Quality Digital Turntable - £249.00

Record Store Day 2016 is Coming – Sat 16 April

Record Store Day is set to return this year on Saturday 16 April, its ninth year running. There are more than 200 live music events and over 500 special edition vinyl releases planned for the big day, so there’s bound to be something happening near you.

Flexson VinylPlay High Quality Digital Turntable - £249.00

Flexson VinylPlay High Quality Digital Turntable – £249.00

Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. The first Record Store Day was officially kicked off by Metallica in San Francisco in 2008 and is now held every third Saturday in April. Thousands more shops celebrate the day around the globe in what’s become one of the biggest annual events on the music calendar.

 

Record sales have seen a huge increase in the last few years here in the UK, going from 205,000 copies in 2007 to a whopping 2 million in 2015 and with over 500 special editions vinyl releases planned for this Saturday, hopes are high on making this the biggest Record Store Day ever.

 

Head over to the Record Store Day website for more information on the special releases and to find your nearest participating store:

http://recordstoreday.co.uk/home/

 

Interested in vinyl but don’t have a turntable? Check out our record players over at AMP3:

http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shop/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=turntable

New DAC Drivers for FiiO Players

FiiO has released new DAC drivers for their USB DAC enabled players, the X3 2nd Gen Player, the X5 2nd Gen Player & FiiO X7.

The FiiO X3 2nd Gen, X5 2nd Gen and X7 players can be used to improve audio played through your PC.

The FiiO X3 2nd Gen, X5 2nd Gen and X7 players can be used to improve audio played through your PC.

The major update to the DAC drivers for Windows is designed to improve user experience, and the shiny new drivers allow the user to install without making any changes to other settings.

 

Please note: iOS users need not install a DAC driver on their system.

 

For more information on the new DAC driver please head to FiiO’s website:

http://fiio.net/en/story/426

The FiiO M3 8GB MP3 Player - £49.00

FiiO Release firmware FW1.7 M3

FiiO have released firmware FW1.7 for their M3 8GB Portable High Resolution Music Player.
 
The FiiO M3 8GB MP3 Player - £49.00

The FiiO M3 8GB MP3 Player – £49.00

Head over to FiiO’s site for more details and to download the new firmware update:
 
http://fiio.net/en/story/399
The M3 8GB Portable High Resolution Music Player is FiiO’s most affordable MP3 player – available in a range of colours for £49.00.
http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shop/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=FiiO+M3
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Cowon Release new the Cowon Plenue M 64GB High Resolution Player

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Riding on the back their success with their flagship Plenue 1 Cowon are set to release a pared down version aimed at the middle of the market.

The new Cowon Plenue M is very much the P1’s little brother. Featuring only half of the P1’s 128GB internal memory and utilising the lesser Burr-Brown PCM1795 DAC the Plenue M is also set for release with the lower price tag of £540.

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All this talk of being the P1’s smaller brother and using a less expensive DAC shouldn’t worry audiophiles though, as Cowon are determined that their new offering still offers high end quality sound at a more affordable price. If the sound of the P1 is anything to go by, this will sound excellent too.

 

Keen-eyed observers will have noticed that Cowon have also made some small changes to the Plenue M’s casing. There is a raised edge on both sides of the player that is likely to make it even nicer to hold than the luxurious aluminium heft that the P1 offers. The ‘analogue’ on/off button of the P1 which sat flush has been replaced with a smaller, rounded and slightly raised button; the LED has been moved from underneath to the inside.

 

The Cowon Plenue M will shortly be available from AMP3 for £540 – please see the product page for more info:

Cowon Plenue M (PM) High Resolution 64GB Music Player

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New Astell & Kern Jr player set for May launch

 

Astell & Kern, makers of the infamously expensive AK240, are set to launch a brand new mid-range player. Dubbed the AK Jr, this little brother to the rest of the A&K range is looking pretty good.

 

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The 64GB player is garbed in the signature Astell & Kern Aluminium and, featuring a textured volume scroll knob, the AK Jr very much looks the younger brother to the AK 100 ii and AK120 ii players. It should retain some of the aspects of its brothers, such as DSD playback (albeit converted to PCM) and has an integrated Wolfson DAC that enables USB DAC functionality. No wifi for the Jr, but Bluetooth 4.0 and all the usual suspects when it comes to file types and the baby AK is shaping up to be quite a player.

 

“What about the price?” I hear you ask. How does £399 sound? It may look and sound like an Astell & Kern, but the small price tag puts it on a level with the likes of the iBasso DX90, the Sony NWZ-Z1 and the HiFiMan HM-802. Undoubtedly a smart move by Astell & Kern, this new addition to the A&K family is sure to have many an audiophile excited.

The AK Jr is due to be officially launched at High End Munich 14-17 May.

 

Check out AMP3′s range of Astell & Kern products:

Astell & Kern @ AMP3