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Come and Pay Us a Visit at The Bristol Hi-Fi Show This February

This February, Advanced MP3 Players will be at The Bristol Hi-Fi Show. Now in its 33rd year, the UK’s largest and longest running hi-fi show is the event of the year for audiophiles everywhere. It’s a chance to check out some of the latest product launches and even get yourself a bargain with plenty of exclusive deals and offers from over 170 brands. If you’re like us and you can’t wait to check out some of the latest hi-fi gadgets, you’ll love today’s post. We’ll be showcasing the latest products from Cowon, FiiO and iBasso, and to get you in the mood we’ve put together a little sneak peak of what you can expect next month!

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Cowon

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Plenue R2 Hi-Res Digital Audio Player 

Ahead of its UK launch, we’ll be showcasing the brand new Cowon Plenue R2. But what features can we expect from this newbie? Well, the high performance DAC is second to none, with built-in high resolution headphone amplifier and impressive battery power. In terms of audio quality itself, this little device aims to give you the very best, with balanced output that brings crisp and clear original sounds. It supports a range of audio formats including the post popular MP3, WMA and WAV, and even lossless and uncompressed formats such as FLAC and ALAC. 

You can also expect high quality Bluetooth with the Plenue R2, as it supports aptX codec, allowing for higher compression and superior sound quality over the traditional SBC codec. But what does it all mean? Well, you can listen to your music, podcasts and more through any speakers, headphones or earbuds that have Bluetooth connectivity, all the while enjoying the richest sound quality.

Our favourite feature of the Plenue R2 has to be its AI functionality, designed for the very best listening experience. Use AI shuffle to change the playback order of your songs, as well as adjust your playlist positions to your preference. AI volume is there to normalise volume levels of each song so that there’s no more having to readjust for different songs, plus Cowon’s “JetEffect” technology ensures that the presets are adjusted to each file, so you can play your favourite songs exactly how you want them. You can even pair the Plenue R2 to your smartphone via Bluetooth too, enabling you to receive incoming call alerts. 

RRP £429.00

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Plenue D 2nd Gen with 2.5mm Balanced Output 

In addition to the the Plenue R2, we’ll also be featuring the award winning Cowon Plenue D2 this February. Winner of the best portable music player in its price range in the 2019 What Hi-Fi? Awards, this nifty device is great for achieving HD sound with minimal noise distraction. Also equipped with Cowon’s JetEffect technology, you’ll be able to enjoy optimum sound to suit your preferences. There’s precise volume control with 140 levels enabling you to tailor the sound exactly how you’d like it, plus you can choose your desired playback speed with 11 levels ranging from 50% to 150%.

The Plenue D2 is also highly functional as well as impressive, with easy to use control buttons and a wide angle touch display. Along with its high performance, low battery consumption ensures you can enjoy up to 45 hours of top notch sound, and you can pack your favourite tunes in one place with 64GB of built-in memory plus micro SD card support of up to 128GB. It’s also super user friendly with an easy to operate graphic user interface, which includes high resolution album art and even a choice of player skins.

RRP £259.99

FiiO

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M15 Portable High Resolution Digital Audio Player 

Due for release in the UK at the end of February, we’ll be bringing the new flagship model of the FiiO M15 to Bristol with us next month. This jam packed device has plenty to offer, and we’re excited to give you a sneak peak. It’s packed with top of the line internal components, including the AK4499 third generation DAC, and four channels per chip, allowing for a rather impressive performance. Not only is the M15 powerful, it’s also designed immaculately inside and out to ensure that every last detail of your sound can be heard without compromise.

The M15 also supports FiiO link technology so you can control it with your smartphone, and there’s even extra features including karaoke playlist management, customisable multifunction button, and different music modes for you to enjoy your tunes exactly how you want. Combined with 15 hours of battery life and 1800 hours of standby time, it’s the perfect package.

RRP £1175.99

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M11 Pro High Resolution Digital Audio Player

A step up from the fantastic sound quality of the original M11, the M11 Pro goes a step further with two AK4497/EQ DAC chips producing even more improvement on an already top notch sound. It’s equipped with fully balanced THX AA amplifier, which is designed to pack a punch delivering sound to most headphones, along with reduced noise and distortion.

The M11 Pro also features the Samsung Exynos 7872 hexa-core processor, used only by FiiO in digital audio players. It provides performance that’s on a par with the Snapdragon 625 and Kirin 659, meaning you can enjoy a unique, fluid experience listening to your music. Enjoy quality wireless music too with a variety of different Bluetooth formats transmitted and received, along with better signal strength and connection.

There’s plenty of storage for you to bring all of your music and more with you wherever you go, with 3GB RAM and 64GB of built-in storage, plus the compatibility with micro SD cards up to 2TB. You can enjoy up to 9.5 hours of battery life too, along with a fast charging battery which is fully recharged in just 2.5 hours – perfect for those on the go.

RRP £599.00

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BTR5 Bluetooth Headphone Amplifier

Completing our FiiO line up is the BTR5 Bluetooth headphone amplifier, also due for release at the end of February. This is a must have for any audiophile, and lets you enjoy superb sound wherever you are on any device. Connect to wireless headphones, your computer, our your car’s AUX, or even create your own home concert experience by connecting to your TV’s audio. Plus, with built in NFC, you can connect the BTR5 to compatible devices in just a single tap.

For those who like to keep it simple, you can control the BTR5 with just one multi-function button that really does do it all. The sleek design is also highly impressive, with an aluminium alloy body similar to the latest smartphones, along with an oleophobic layer to prevent pesky fingerprint build up. You’ll also be able to enjoy a crisp and clear display with the help of the OLED screen.

RRP £89.99

iBasso

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AM05 5 Knowles Balanced Armature Driver IEM

We’ll be featuring these amazing iBasso AM05 earpieces in our selection this February too, which bring quality as well as style. With sleek and modern craftsmanship, these neat and stylish earpieces are ergonomically designed for comfort, making them perfect for watching movies or long music sessions, all the while enjoying silky smooth audio that’s packed with incredibly rich details.

RRP £259.99

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DX160 Hi-Res Digital Audio Player

The DX160 Digital Audio Player arrived here at Advanced MP3 Players towards the end of last year, and we love it so much that it’s coming with us to the Bristol Hi-Fi Show. This stylish and compact audio player is packed with plenty of features including 5G Wi-Fi and 32GB memory. Supporting a wide range of audio formats, it gives you plenty of flexibility in your music files, while the 5inch 1080p screen is crisp and clear so you can explore your music library with ease. 

The DX160 is a great choice for anyone who likes compact devices, as it weighs just under 180g so will easily fit into your pocket or bag. Combined with Li-Polymer battery that’s quickly recharged, you can enjoy up to 13 hours of your favourite music, making it a great option for travellers, commuters and more. 

RRP £349.99

 

The full specifications of these products are all available on our site, but why not come and pay us a visit at The Bristol Hi-Fi Show this February? Come and check out these amazing products we have on offer at Advanced MP3 Players. The show is running from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd February from 10am, and you’ll find us on the third floor in room 310. Come and say hello!

 

Written by Amy Jackson – Content Writer at Promo Codes For – 22nd January 2020

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

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

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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!

Getting to Know… The Cowon Plenue Series

With their Plenue series of players, Cowon have been going from strength to strength, demonstrating a rich and powerful signature sound across a wide range of budgets to suit casual listeners and audiophiles alike. This article is intended to act as a guide to this excellent series of players, showing the differences between each model as we move up the range.

Plenue D – £199

COWONPDLARGECowon wanted more people to experience the beautiful sound of the PLENUE series. So they set out on a mission to share the pleasure of listening to music in perfect high resolution sound on mid-range PLENUE device while retaining all the benefits of portable Hi-Fi audio. The PLENUE D is small and light, yet its powerful performance is capable of faithfully reproducing original studio sound anytime anywhere.

Plenue R – £499

COWONPRLARGEThe Plenue R is described as Cowon’s ‘all-round’ player, which best exemplifies the versatility of the Plenue range, with features such as aptX high-quality Bluetooth, a 2.5mm balanced output and up to 17 hours of continuous music playback. There is also a USB DAC mode, expandable memory and a colour changing LED that changes according to the sound source.

IMPROVEMENTS OVER PD:

-        128GB Internal Memory

-        USB DAC Mode

-        Balanced output

-        Convenient multi-button and intuitive control buttons

-        A colour changing LED that changes according to the sound source (normal, HD and DSD/DXD)

Plenue M2 – £590

COWONPM2-SILVERLARGEAs a successor to the PLENUE M, the sound has been precisely tuned for a more advanced HD sound. The PLENUE M2 includes the Burr-Brown PCM1795 (24bit/192kHz) stereo DAC used in the finest Hi-Fi audio systems as well as superior SNR, THD+N, and crosstalk specifications for a more evolved sound when playing high definition sources. Continuing in the prestige of the PLENUE series of DAPs, the PLENUE M2 delivers the impressions infused in music intact to listeners.

IMPROVEMENTS OVER PR:

-        Burr-Brown’s high-performance DAC PCM1795

-        Improved signal to noise ratio

-        Improved crosstalk levels

Plenue 1 – £740

COWONP1LARGEThe Cowon Plenue P1 features the exceptional Burr-Brown PCM1792A Audio DAC for superb sound quality. Cowon have packed an impressive set of audio specifications into the P1, with a Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) of 120dB, Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of 0.0006% and Stereo Crosstalk of -134dB. The sampling rate of a player can fluctuate due to environmental factors such as temperature and humidity. To reduce this effect the P1 is fitted with an adapted TCXO (Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator) which has an exceptional phase jitter of just 1.0ps allowing the P1 to perform flawlessly in any situation.

IMPROVEMENTS OVER PM2:

-        Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) to improve phase jitter

-        Impoved signal to noise ratio

-        Improved crosstalk levels

Plenue 2 – £1,100

COWONP2-SVBKLARGEThe PLENUE 2 offers an unprecedented level of audio that delivers an unforgettable listening experience. The latest premium DAC AK4497EQ for optimized audio quality, SoundPlus amplifier integrated with newly improved technologies, Dual Control Wheels re-designed for the ultimate user experience, ultra-precise Dual TCXO for accurate and detailed sound reproduction, balanced output for clear, high-quality sound, and upgraded design to match its powerful performance. Sweeping changes using innovative technologies. Experiencing the performance of PLENUE 2 leaves audiophiles and casual listeners alike in awe.

IMPROVEMENTS OVER THE P1:

-        Dual TCXO for even more detailed sound reproduction

-        SoundPlus amplifier

-        Dual Control Wheels for more tactile control over player functions

-        Improved signal to noise ratio

-        Improved total harmonic distortion

-        Improved crosstalk levels

Plenue S – £1299

COWONPS-TITANIUMLARGEThe Cowon Plenue Supremacy offers Cowon’s greatest sound to date. A new world-class flagship player, the Plenue S is one of the best Hi Res Music Players available, featuring the exceptional Burr-Brown PCM1792A Audio DAC for superb sound quality. No-conversion Native DSD 256, high fidelity Burr-Brown PCM1792A DAC, high quality balanced output, high precision dual TCXO clock, and the powerful 3Vrms driving performance for perfect sound reproduction. The PLENUE S delivers indescribably perfect sound fidelity. PLENUE S has taken a giant step towards true sound reproduction. Check out the PLENUE S for the latest in sound reproduction technology. Get a PLENUE S for a totally new audio experience.

IMPROVEMENTS OVER THE P2:

-        Faster Cortex A9 1.2GHz dual core CPU, maximizing speed and performance

-        Pogo Pin socket terminal provides a high resolution balance line out output that can be scaled up with multiple devices using the micro USB terminal.

-        Cowon’s best sounding player to date.

We hope this guide will help clear up the main differences between these six excellent players. Need more advice? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

FiiO X1ii Portable High Resolution Lossless Music Player
- £99.00

Brand New FiiO X1ii Portable High Resolution Lossless Music Player!

FiiO have been going from strength to strength with each new product they release, be it portable audio players or amplifiers and DACs; the new FiiO X1ii Portable High Resolution Player is the latest in a line of great players.

 

 FiiO X1ii Portable High Resolution Lossless Music Player - £99.00


FiiO X1ii Portable High Resolution Lossless Music Player
- £99.00

After releasing their hugely popular FiiO X1 FiiO went back to the drawing board to improve on their original. Listening to consumer feedback, FiiO have produced the FiiO X1ii with many new features and a sleek modern look.

 

Featuring Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity the FiiO X1ii can connect to your favourite speakers or headphones wirelessly. The X1ii also features a brand new touch scroll-wheel for easier navigation and a new deep-sleep mode to help save your battery when not in use; the FiiO X1 ii will remain on standby for up to 15 days.

 

The FiiO X1ii is available from £99.00, head over to AMP3 for more details;

http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shop/MP3_Players.1/FiiO.406/FIIOX1II-/FiiO_X1ii_Portable_High_Resolution_Lossless_Music_Player.14995.html

Sony NWWM1AB 128GB Flagship High Resolution Walkman - £1000.00

Sony NWWM1AB 128GB Flagship High Resolution Walkman Now at AMP3!

Sony have been the big boys in portable audio for decades and with their Sony NWWM1AB 128GB Flagship High Resolution Walkman they are aiming high once again.

 Sony NWWM1AB 128GB Flagship High Resolution Walkman - £1000.00


Sony NWWM1AB 128GB Flagship High Resolution Walkman – £1000.00

The NW-WM1A is a premium Walkman designed for optimal sound quality. Feel every note and nuance with High-Resolution Audio and hear the difference in your music with balanced sound, anywhere you go. Designed for high resolution playback, the NW-WM1A supports the very latest 384 kHz/32-bit rate and DSD Native Playback.

 

Featuring up to 30 hours of continuous High-Resolution Audio playback (FLAC 96 kHz/24bit), the NW-WM1A Walkman is ready to play whenever you’re ready to listen. Add the 128GB internal memory which can be expanded by micro SD card and Bluetooth connectivity and the Sony NWWM1AB 128GB Flagship High Resolution Walkman is the whole package.

 

The NWWM1AB 128GB Flagship High Resolution Walkman is available from £1000.00, head over to AMP3 for more details;

http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shop/MP3_Players.1/Sony.76/NWWM1ABCEW/Sony_NWWM1AB_128GB_Flagship_High_Resolution_Walkman.15008.html

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
Sony's new flagship player - NWZ-ZX2 (£949)

Sony’s New Flagship NWZ-ZX2 Coming Soon to AMP3

 

Sony's new flagship player - NWZ-ZX2 (£949)

Sony’s new flagship player – NWZ-ZX2 (£949)

 

Coming soon to AMP3, Sony’s new flagship audio player has been turning some heads already.

 

With Sony making a public commitment to high resolution audio last year they have really stepped up their game in pushing hi-res format (they even had Moby explain why Hi-Res is important), and the new NWZ-ZX2 is the culmination of their commitment to high resolution.

 

Released as part of a raft of new portable players, headphones and speakers the ZX2 stands out immediately from other audio players for its price. At just under £1000 it seems that Sony are asking rather a lot for a portable audio player, especially considering that most of us now carry smartphones everywhere we go – some of which are capable of playing some high resolution formats.

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The ZX2 ships with a nice leather case to keep the screen protected

This being said, a closer look at the features of the NWZ-ZX2 shows you where your money is going.

And there are plenty of features here too. Being Sony’s new flagship player the ZX2 supports all the usual digital formats meaning it will play pretty much whatever you throw at it, including PCM and DSD files.

 

As with many of Sony’s newer devices, the ZX2 Walkman features a clever piece of software developed by Sony in their quest to bring hi res to the masses. The DSEE HX™ software boasts the ability to improve the sound quality of your music, even if you aren’t using high resolution files.

 

Now, some audiophiles out there will tell you that it’s impossible to take a format such as MP3 and ‘boost’ it to high resolution quality, and they’d be right; your player can’t decode information that isn’t there in the first place. And this is the reason Sony’s DSEE HX technology is so clever – it is essentially is an algorithm designed to scan your files and to ‘predict’ what information appears to be missing, resulting in a smoother waveform and upscaling your MP3 to ‘near hi-res audio’.

Some may call it a gimmick but it actually works surprisingly well, helping to smooth things out and giving a clearer sound.

Talking about clever tech developed by Sony we should probably mention the fact that the ZX2 features a special new audio technology developed by Sony called LDAC. Normally Bluetooth will downgrade your audio quality as the wireless technology simply can’t transfer enough data; aptX Bluetooth won’t even bring you CD-quality playback. Transferring up to 3x the data, LDAC allows high quality wireless listening through compatible devices.

 

Along with this the ZX2 features NFC compatibility allowing you to connect to your favourite devices with a single touch.

 

The ZX2 features NFC one-touch connection

The ZX2 features NFC one-touch connection

 

The ZX2 has updated on the original ZX1’s design, offering a more streamlined player with rounded edges and recessed buttons. The ZX2 also ships with a snug leather case, allowing access to all the physical buttons, but keeping your screen well protected. The screen itself is a high quality 4inch touch-screen and the ZX2 runs Android 4.2 meaning you can connect to the Google Play store.

 

The battery life has also been extended to 60 hours of MP3 playback and up to 33 hours of hi-res audio playback. The 128GB internal memory can be supplemented by a Micro SD card giving you plenty of scope to carry your music library wherever you go.

 

All in all the Sony NWZ-ZX2 is an impressive piece of kit. Perhaps bearing a large price-tag, but the ZX2 is packed full of specialist technology designed specifically by Sony to give you the best listening experience wherever you are. And all of this for less than half the price of an Astell & Kern AK240; bargain.

The Sony NWZ-ZX2 High-Resolution is expected to be in stock by the beginning of March.

Head over to AMP3 for further details:

Sony NWZ-ZX2 High-Resolution Walkman