Fiio R7 Music Centre. R7 is a standalone music streamer, dac, headphone amp, preamp all in one compact housing. You can use it to output to headphones, desktop speakers via rca output, pro audio monitors via XLR output, headphones via the 6.5mm / 4.4mm / XLR headphone outputs on the front.
Handy volume dial and output dial right on the front. Playback music from a rear connected usb drive, from a storage drive, through ROON or play from streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music,Tidal, etc.
**Nov 4 - music app updated - is now much faster, snappier in use/ scrolling music,
*Update Nov 9 - added Fiio remote control through the app! Added Parametric EQ - universal, so it functions on all apps
Fiio R7 uses an open android operating system, with google play store, so you can use any available apps, even youtube music, soundcloud or bandcamp for playback. Use the R7 where you want music but do not want a computer as a source- such as in bedroom, downstairs / upstairs, office / den and connect to headphones or powered speakers.
Fiio R7 is a new class of music streaming product thanks to its high end ESS dac, awesome THX headphone amp and super compact chassis.
Touch screen controls with a handy volume dial and output mode selector dial make it easy to use. Software is similar to Fiio M11 but with specialized screen to select mode of use - usb dac / pure music streamer / android apps, etc - and an inputs/outputs screen.
Fiio R7 review:
Stuff.tv: 5 Stars!: with an ultra-low noise floor ensuring there’s nothing distracting you from the music. It has the oomph to drive just about anything through its balanced output, too... More than ‘just’ a network streamer or desktop DAC, the FiiO R7 is a brilliantly flexible player that can handle pretty much any source you care to throw at it, and play it back through almost any pair of headphones regardless of cable or connection.
Fiio R7 specs:
Snapdragon 660 processor + android 10 OS + 4GB RAM
Google Play store for app loading
MQA 8x decoding
Two way BT5: Transmit via AAC, apt-x, apt-x HD, LDAC
BT receive via AAC, LDAC
Headphone Amp: Balanced THX 788+ up to 3.6 watts
5 gain levels
6.35mm SE / 4.4mm & XLR BAL outputs
Front output selector: Phones / Pre out / Line out / Phones + Pre out