Fiio M9 VS M11

Parameter between Fiio M9 and M11. 

CPUExynos 7872 14nmExynos 7270 14nm
CPU operating frequency2GHz(A73×2),1.6GHz(A53×4)1GHz
CPU No. of cores62
Operating systemCustomized Android7.0Customized
Input methodMulti-touch screenMulti-touch screen
KeyboardVirtual QWERTY keyboardVirtual QWERTY keyboard
Special featuresAndroid 7.0,No SRC restriction,All to DSD,2.5+3.5+4.4 output,Gesture controlLDAC,HWA,Gesture operation,WiFi Streaming,RGB indicator for different formats,Bi-directional Bluetooth,8-layer HDI PCB
User interfaceCustomized/FiiO MusicCustomized/FiiO Music
Chips usedSoC: Samsung Exynos 7872,DAC:AK4493EQ*2,FPGA:A3P030,LPF:OPA1642×2,AMP:OPA926*2SoC: Samsung Exynos 7270,DAC:AK4490EN*2,FPGA:A3P030,LPF:OPA1612,BUF:OPA1622*2
Bluetooth chip:SAMSUNG S5N5C10B01-6330
WiFiBluetooth chip:SAMSUNG S5N5C10B01-63302.4G,WiFi transmission supported
Bluetooth transmitLDAC/aptX/aptX HD/SBC(Available when playing on M11 or using M11 as USB DAC)LDAC/aptX/aptX HD/SBC(Available when playing on M9 or using M9 as USB DAC)
Bluetooth receiveSBC/LDAC (support in future firmware)SBC/LDAC to be supported
DLNASupports Windows for now, will support more in the futureSupports Windows for now, will support more in the future
USBTYPE C Two-way USB2.0TYPE C Two-way USB2.0
FiiO LinkSupportedTo be supported
Storage expansion typeMicro SD card x 2Micro SD card
Maximum storage expansionTheoretically 4TB (with each micro SD card supporting 2TB)Theoretically 2TB (only one micro SD card slot)
ROM available to userAbout 25GB2GB
Headphone out (PO)3.5 mm headphone jack+2.5mm balanced headphone jack+4.4mm balanced headphone jack3.5 mm headphone jack+2.5mm balanced headphone jack
Line out (LO)3.5 mm port(shared PO)3.5 mm port(shared PO)
SPDIF output3.5mm port(shared PO),DSD64/128,384kHz/32bit,DoP/D2P3.5mm port(shared PO)
Equalizer10-band EQ (±6dB), 9 presets+custom preset10-band EQ (±6dB), 9 presets+custom preset
Battery capacity3800mAh 3.8V Li-polymer battery supporting quick charge2350mAh Li-polymer battery
Charging time<2.5h(DC 12V/1.5A)
<3h(DC 5V/2A)
Third-party apps supportSupports any appPreinstalled:FiiO Music, Netease Music, MOOV, Tidal, KKBOX
APP whitelist:Spotify、Qobuz、Roon、Deezer,QQ Music、Xiami Music、JOOX、ES file manager、Himalaya (copy theapk file to Micro SD card or internal storage to install)

Headfonics Review

You will hear more power and resolution in the mids and treble with the M11 compared to the M9 on both 2.5mm and 3.5mm outputs. 

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