Product Comparison: Fiio M7 vs Fiio M9
- Sound quality is excellent with several sets of headphones used.
- The construction is solid and feels like a high-quality player. LOVE the click wheel used to control the volume.
- Sounds good, bluetooth sounds good but latest and greatest firmware adds several minutes of dead space between songs if it plays the next song in the mode you select.
- Sound quality is similar to other Fiios and increases evidently with the wired connection over bluetooth.
- I found this product to have poor sound quality and a poorly functioning touch screen. Very disappointing.
- The user interface is simple and easy enough. In an ideal world the keyboard would be bigger for my fat fingers when I try to searching for an artist or song, but I manage.
- Sound quality is very good. Tried them with oriveti basic iems and focal clear headphones and the M9 drove them easily and make them sound quite good.
- This is a super audio player that has some serious volume output. Thats louder than the astell & kern kann!
- The ui is flawless, the sound signature is neutral there is no colouration, the audio sounds exactly like it should, its neither warm or cold sounding.
- The interface is laggy and slow, I'm constantly pressing something and waiting a second for the interface to react.
- It has a weight and heft to it that reminds you no cheap plastic has been used to create this thing.
- Build construction is excellent. Heavy enough but also easy on your pocket.
- I enjoy the sound from this player, the size is also a plus and it feels solid.
- Build quality is very nice and the screen resists fingerprints better than any touch device I have ever owned. And also these are very nice sizes for the hand.
- Its corners are not sculpted and may not be comfortable in your hand. The size is large so it is inconvenient to use one hand.
- Very fast delivery. It is a fantastic little player. It soundet very good.
- The balanced output is great. The formfactor is superior. Its the right size.
- I was pleased with the size, design, and general build quility.
- I also like the M9's small pocket-size form factor and the ability to easily swap microSD chips without having to remove its case, which is a major convenience.
- Weight grieved me because it is too heavy a player that I get tired of holding in my hands.
- The cable for charging/data transfer is of decent length – I don’t need to have the DAP right next to me when transferring music to the unit from my laptop.
- It paired easily via LDAC connection to my headphones and the sound is phenomenal! I've also tested the sound wired via usb, & the mini headphone jack and each is great.
- The swipe gestures are easy to learn and memorize, and really help you get around the player quickly. I couldn’t really seem to find any bugs either.
- It would be nice if those three little buttons on the left side of the unit were on the top instead, it would make it easier to hold the unit.
- UI is convoluted, and it is hard to read the track names in full -- the font is too large (with no ability to change the font size), plus the folder icon is unnecessarily large.
- You can use it as usb back with a computer, as DAP&DAC driving iems or headphones and as a pure DAP connected to separate DAC&Headphone amp like the Hugo2.
- The screen is small but not unusable and I didn’t find the operating system too laggy.
- Sounds excellent. Interface a lot better than old FiiOs. Scrolling is fine but be nice to be able to jump through alphabet or view artist/album for the track being listened to.
- It has many bluetooth options, but could not get any of them to work properly. The sound via bluetooth to any iem or headphone I tried was too low and poor.
- You expect it to provide a smartphone-like UI experience but it is still far from it. It crashes a lot. And the M9 still lags a lot.
- Battery life is very good and lasts as advertised. Bluetooth connection is easy and steady.
- Battery life – really does last quite long. Even after using it for most of the day, I still have like 20% battery left.
- I was the most impressed with battery life. 20 hours is a VERY good estimation of its life, and plenty long for my needs.
- I use the media player everyday for work and last me 2.5 days on a single charge.
- No wifi like similarly priced items, battery died after sitting un used for several weeks.
- Battery life is very good. I cant listen all day in the office and there is still 20-30% power left.
- The sound quality was excellent and battery life too from what I experienced.
- This player has great build quality and battery life. The volume knob is a joy to use (for me) contrary to some reviewers.
- It's terribly slow at everything, has a slow to respond interface, and has a poor battery life.
- The battery doesn't last as long as my old FiiO X5 did. The sound quality doesn't seem to be an improvement, either.