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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

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!

Westone W80 Dual Driver Earphones - £1,175.00

Westone W80 Flagship Dual Driver Earphones now at AMP3!

New to the virtual shelves of AMP3, the Westone W80 flagship earphones!

 

Not content to rest on their laurels Westone have been busy at work to bring you even better sound quality.

Westone W80 Dual Driver Earphones - £1,175.00

Westone W80 Dual Driver Earphones – £1,175.00

 

Following on from their success with the W60 earphones, Westone introduce the W80 Dual Driver earphones. The main difference over the already fantastic W60’s is that Westone have managed to find a way to squeeze 8 proprietary drivers in each driver units – that’s 2 more drivers for both left and right channels!

 

By featuring 8 dedicated drivers the W80’s are able to offer unparalleled, crystal clear sound creating an unbelievably immersive experience. The dedicated drivers are tuned to handle a specific part of the frequency spectrum, with dual lows, dual mids and quad highs meaning you get great bass without sacrificing the incredible detail.

 

The Westone W80 earphones truly are the pinnacle of Westone innovation. Available now from £1,175.00, head over to AMP3 for more details:

http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shop/Headphones.6/Westone.516/10376/Westone_W80_Dual_Driver_Earphones_featuring_eight_proprietary_drivers.15010.html

Sony Sony MDR-EX650AP Smartphone-Capable In-Ear Brass Housing Earphones - £45.00

Sony and SoundMAGIC ‘best earphones to buy in 2015′

What Hi-Fi? have released a list of the best earphones to buy in 2015, including the SoundMAGIC E10S and the Sony MDR-EX650AP earphones.

Sony Sony MDR-EX650AP Smartphone-Capable In-Ear Brass Housing Earphones - £45.00

Sony Sony MDR-EX650AP Smartphone-Capable In-Ear Brass Housing Earphones – £45.00

Both pairs of earphones have previously been awarded 5 stars in individual What Hi-Fi? reviews, and this new mention on their list only adds to the heaps of praise both sets of earphones have been receiving.

SoundMAGIC E10S in Silver/Black - £39.99

SoundMAGIC E10S in Silver/Black – £39.99

You can see the What Hi-Fi? roundup of best earphones to purchase in 2015 here: http://www.whathifi.com/news/best-in-ear-headphones-to-buy-in-2014

Head over to AMP3 for more details on both sets:

Sony MDR-EX650AP

SoundMAGIC E10S

 

Sport-Fi® M6P Earphones

MEElectronics Earphones ‘best earbuds under $50′

The good folks over at Supercompressor.com have compiled a list of the best 5 earphones available under $50, and the humble MEElectronics M6P and M9 earphones have managed to score 2 of the slots!

 

Sport-Fi® M6P Earphones

 

Find the article at the link below:

The best 5 Earbuds under $50

 

If you would be interested in AMP3 stocking any of the other earphones on the list, let us know!

 

Head over to AMP3 to see our full range of MEElectronics earphones:

AMP3 MEElectronics Range

 

DN-2000 (£239)

New Dunu Earphones Coming Soon to AMP3

With the Dunu range of in-ear headphones proving popular at AMP3, we are soon to be stocking a range of new Dunu products. Check out the new arrivals below.

 

 

Dunu DN-Titan 1 Dynamic IEM Earphones with Top of the Line Dynamic Transducer & Nano Class Titanium Diaphragm

 

DN-Titan 1 (£79)

DN-Titan 1 (£79)

 

The most affordable of the new additions to the Dunu range, the DN-Titan 1s are definitely not to be sniffed at. Utilizing a titanium diaphragm these in ear monitors produce a thick bass and clear trebles that belies their price and can handle high power without causing distortion.

 

With a sleek, minimalist body crafted in metal designed to reduce extra resonance, these earphones are tough and durable.

 

See the link below for more details:

Dunu DN-Titan 1

 

Dunu DN-Alpha 1 Dynamic Balanced Armature Earphones – The World’s First Hybrid Earbud

DN-Alpha 1 (£129)

DN-Alpha 1 (£129)

Being touted as the ‘World’s first hybrid earbud’, the new DN-Alpha 1s certainly will pique music enthusiasts’ interest.

 

When looking for earphones to use on the move, people tend to look for in-canal earphones as they create a seal with the ear and isolate the listener from outside noise; not so with the humble earbud.

 

This may put some potential buyers off, but the DN-Alpha 1s are actually very comfortable and have been graced with a ‘hybrid’ system of dynamic and balanced armature drivers. With the dynamic driver providing quality bass and the balanced armature taking care of the mids and highs, the Alpha 1s prove to be well-balanced and smooth whilst maintaining comfort for the listener.

 

If this wasn’t enough, the Alpha 1s come supplied with a treasure trove of accessories to make sure you get the most from your new earphones.

 

Head over to the product page for more information:

Dunu DN-Alpha 1

 

Dunu DN-2000 Audiophile Dynamic Balanced Armature Hybrid IEM Earphones with Pioneering Hybrid Technology

DN-2000 (£239)

DN-2000 (£239)

Last but certainly not least, the DN-2000s again feature the combination of dynamic drivers and dual balanced armature drivers to create a ‘hybrid’ flagship earphone.

 

With a dynamic driver to produce strong bass outputs, and a single driver for both the mids and highs, the DN-2000s provide the listener with a full soundstage which is suitable for all genres of music.

 

The DN-2000s are as a result balanced and transparent but not lacking in bass, meaning they are the perfect earphones for those looking for a quality output for their high-resolution player.

 

Follow the link below for more details:

Dunu DN-2000

 

For those interested in our entire Dunu range, please see the link below;

Dunu at AMP3

 

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DACs for your ‘phones?

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Zorloo Z:ero

 

With greater demand for higher sound quality whilst on the move some manufacturers have come up with a novel way of getting you the quality you demand – earphones with integrated DACs.

The earphone manufacturer Zorloo has designed the ‘World’s First’ digital earphone, the bizarrely named Z:ero, which plugs directly into the Micro-USB port on your smartphone to provide you with digital audio output. With a Wolfson DAC and a headphone amplifier crammed into the in-line control, the Zorloo Z:ero is definitely more portable than carrying around a separate DAC and amp.

 

FiiO E18

Previously audiophiles on the move would have to carry around amplifier/DAC combos such as the FiiO E18

But Zorloo aren’t the only people to offer headphones with built-in DACs. Sony has already released the MDR-1ADAC, a set of over-ear headphones with a built-in DAC, and Philips demoed their new NC1L noise cancelling headphones at CES 2015, which has an integrated 24-bit DAC designed to give Apple users superior audio via the Lightning port on their device.

 

Zorloo may not have gotten there first, but incorporating DACs into earphones and headphones may be the start of a new trend as manufacturers look to target the more discerning smartphone audio enthusiasts.

 

Keep your eyes on the blog and our Facebook page for further updates!

 

Interested in portable amps and DACs? Follow the link below to see our full range:

http://www.advancedmp3players.co.uk/shop/Amplifiers.420/?sort=ja#guide_result

 

Westone W60 £599.00

Coming Soon – Westone W60 Six Driver High Performance Earphones with built-in mic and removable cable

 

Westone W60 £599.00

Westone W60 £599.00

 

Soon to hit Amp3’s virtual shelves are the high-end W60 earphones from Westone. Westone have used their considerable in-ear listening technology experience to cram SIX balanced armature drivers per earpiece giving enhanced audio quality.

 

The W60 features interchangeable face-plates.

The W60 features interchangeable face-plates.

 

Not content with making your music sound awesome, Westone have again included interchangeable face-plates in Silver, Bronze and Red to suit your mood and your outfit. Also in the box is an MFI cable fitted with a microphone and 3-way button control designed for use with your favourite Apple product.

 

Check out our website and Facebook page for pricing and further details.

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‘Sonic thump and powerful bass’: Denon’s secret ingredients in the AH-W150 wireless headphones

£149

Denon deliver ‘sonic thump and powerful bass’ to score a huge 7/10 from Men’s Health in their sports headphone round up. The Exercise Freaks are part of Denon’s brand new range of headphones and are targeted at the athletes among us.

Addressing the common occurrence of headphones dislodging when you’re using them to work out, Denon have designed these to stay put. With an over ear fit and a sweat proof coating you won’t need to worry about these falling out or even the close contact to your head and outpourings of sweat ruining their sophisticated innards.

Said innards are what provide the impressive audio quality in these sports headphones. The amp will ensure that whether you’re blocking out the Intense Dance Euphoria Extreme Bass Remix 2013 Edition CD your gym is playing or simply the wind while outside, the Exercise Freaks will provide the power needed and enough passive noise isolation to avoid turning up the volume unnecessarily.

Better yet, if buying a brand new shiny set of headphones isn’t motivation enough to get outside, Denon even have an exercise app available. Check out more on the app and tech specifics here.

 

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Custom fitted audiophile earphones from eers – PCS 250 deliver perfection in sound and fit

eers PCS 250 Custom-fitted Headphones – The World’s First Self-fitted Custom-Earphones

 

**£299**


These are top of the range headphones that come with a do-it-yourself custom moulding kit so your eers headphones provide the best possible sound.

 

Using a SonoFit system the moulds are made in just five minutes. The process is quick and easy and at the end of it you’ve got perfectly formed silicon earbuds. Outside of making customised earbuds for headphones the SonoFit system is used by the army and healthcare professionals too.

 

These headphones are designed with the audiophile in mind and deliver exceptional sound quality in any environment without the need for excessive volume. The PCS-250 uses two dual driver speakers that act as both a tweeter and woofer. This allows the user to listen to music as clearly as it was recorded and to enjoy high fidelity audio especially in the genres of jazz, rock and classical.

These eers PCS 250 custom-fitted headphones are a world’s first so be one of the first owners of audiophile custom fitted earphones!