FiiO K7, A Helpful USB DAC And Headphone Amp
$200 To Spruce Up Your Audio
TechPowerUp have been fortunately shocked to find that the FiiO K7 was not a product half method between the K5 Professional ESS and the K9 Professional ESS. As a substitute it takes the very best options from each, the K5 Professional’s value and the K9 Professional’s balanced headphone output, quantity management and amplifier sections. The usage of USB Sort-B and an XMOS XU208 USB controller detracted little from the efficiency, even when they don’t seem to be the best options out there.
On the again are a plethora of inputs, two line in RCA inputs to feed output straight to a different DAC, RCA outputs for preamp and line out, optical in, coax in and at last USB. On the entrance are two output choices, a 1/4″ headphone output on the precise and a 4.4 mm balanced connector. A devoted knob permits you to swap between PO (headphone out), preamp, and LO (line out) and their is a achieve knob as nicely.
Inside you’ll find issues akin to two Asahi Kasei Microdevices AK4493SEQ 32-bit stereo DACs, an XMOS XU208 USB controller, two THX AAA 788+ linear amplifiers and two Nisshinbo Micro System NJU72315 quantity ICs. Check out exactly what TPU thought in the full review.