Monthly Archives: August 2013

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The perfect mp3 player? The FiiO X3 has it all.

FiiO X3

£159.99

 

FiiO, known makers of amplifiers, have now added a digital music playing device to their fleet of amps, DACs and all things volume related.

The FiiO X3 is an 8GB digital music player that’s already making positive waves at Amp3 Towers – check out Elliot’s review here.

FiiO are dedicated to helping you play the best music possible and have incorporated APE, WAV, FLAC, WMA file support as well as Apple Lossless and files from iTunes. The X3 gives you the platform to play the best kind of audio files out there – as well as the most popular.

The device itself is a small, retro styled rectangle adorned with basic buttons to navigate a basic interface. Though initially it seems the design and user interface have come second fiddle to function, we are mighty glad FiiO have kept it simple and, in my opinion, this warrants massive brownie points.

There have been far too many exceptional music players at Amp3 that have let themselves down due to clumsy and complicated user interfaces coupled with quite unnatural navigation. Less is more with FiiO, and to play the music you want in outstanding quality there’s no mental battle to get to it. Hats off for simplicity.

Now, it may be a basic rectangle but the X3 is a meaty player. As you’ve probably guessed, somewhere in the mix is an amplifier. But you probably didn’t guess there would be a DAC as well. That’s right. An amp and a DAC. So it’s safe to say your music is going to be LOUD and it’s going to be GREAT.

Not only this, there are bass and treble controls for truly customisable sound. With the X3, the FiiO have ticked all the boxes. The X3 is a product of several years of research and development and I think we can safely say it’s paid off.

For only £159.99 grab and iconic piece of kit in the portable audio landscape and you won’t be disappointed. Click here for details.

 

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High Fidelity Wireless Music? Not possible…until now. Enter Mass Fidelity Relay

Mass Fidelity Relay

£179

The new Mass Fidelity music streamer will connect any Bluetooth enabled Smartphone or device to any audio system in higher than CD quality sound.

“Unbelievable!” I hear you cry. Well actually, it is believable. This is a simple yet quality product that fuses a wireless world with high fidelity sound.

 

Here it is on a shelf

With music increasingly on the move and the ability to access almost anything, almost all of the time from almost every location this demands wireless capabilities. With wireless, some argue, there is a compromise to sound quality. Though many of us use a mobile device with a music app or similar for instant access to music, audiobooks, podcasts, etc. we shouldn’t have to compromise quality outright.

Well with the Mass Fidelity Relay you can – within 1 minute – connect your mobile device with your existing hi-fi or audio system and delve fully into the sonic nuances of your favourite record, album, song or sonata.

“Right” you say “but a Sonos system pretty much does that already.” Well, not nearly in the same quality. If you’re going to invest in something that connects an almost limitless source of music with an existing hi-fi, you’re going to want to invest in the best – to do justice to your hi-fi system and the masses of music at your fingertips.

The Relay gives you the convenience of connecting quickly and the freedom to move around as you wish without having to buy an additional speaker to connect it all together. Ultimately, you’re buying an accessory that will connect all of your existing devices giving you the pleasure of listening to audio freely and in the highest of qualities. Could you ask for anything simpler?

For more details, check out the product page here.