Fiio X1 (2nd Gen) – The Affordable, Portable Hi-Res Music Player

Portable lossless media players can get expensive. Some brands have players that cost thousands of dollars. But finding a nice, portable, hi-resolution music player doesn’t have to break the bank. Fiio is a manufacturer that has several high-quality lossless music players and their most affordable model is the X1 at just under $100. This handy device is small enough to fit in your pocket and can hold up to 256 Gigabytes of your favorite music. Let’s take a closer look at the Fiio X1 (2nd Generation) music player.

Fiio X1 (2nd Gen) – The Affordable, Portable Hi-Res Music Player

The Fiio X1 (2nd Generation) High-Resolution Lossless Music Player is a compact, portable device designed to store and play your music files on the go. The X1 Digital Audio Player uses the Texas Instruments PCM5242 DAC chip for exceptional sound quality and an Intersil ISL28291 sound buffer. It has 1 MicroSD slot capable of handling as much as 256GB of storage. Plus this handy little player can play APE, FLAC, WAV, AIFF and ALAC hi-res file formats. The X1 (2nd Gen) can also play low-res formats like MP2, MP3, AAC, WMA, and OGG.

All the controls you need are easily accessible on the X1 (2nd Gen). You have Play, Pause, Volume, Scroll Wheel, Select Track and Back buttons for quick access to your music library. Also on the X1 you have a standard 3.5mm (1/8″) jack for headphones as well as Bluetooth capabilities for wireless headphones. And the built in rechargeable battery lasts up to 15 hours.

Stream music wireless to your headphones or speakers via Bluetooth 4.0


The Fiio X1 (2nd Gen) has a several other useful features as well. For starters the X1 has an In-Vehicle mode that reacts to the start and stop of the vehicle. When your vehicle starts, so does the Fiio X1. And when you turn off your car, the X1 shuts down. The Fiio X1 also features a deep-sleep standby mode which means you can access and play your music quickly without having to reboot. Shutting down in-between uses is not necessary as the X1 music player will initiate deep-sleep mode when not in use. And finally Fiio has added in-line control to the X1 player which means you can start and stop tracks as well as control volume with most headphone in-line controls (excluding Apple).

The Fiio X1 (2nd Gen) music player is packed with features and yet only weighs 102g (3.6oz). The 2 inch color display features a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and the sturdy aluminum alloy body measures just 97mm x 55.5mm x 12mm. You can get the Fiio X1 music player in 3 sophisticated colors… Silver, Rose Gold or Black.

Take a look at the full specs of the amazing and affordable pocket sized hi-resolution player from Fiio and decide for yourself. It’s easily one of the best portable music players and it’s just under $100. Get your Fiio X1 Hi-Res Player for the cheapest price at Audio46


Fiio X1 (2nd Gen) The Affordable, Portable Hi-Res Music Player



Output Line / Headphone: 1/8″ / 3.5 mm
Headphone Impedance Range 16 to 100 Ohms
Line Output
THD + N ≤0.003% (1 kHz)
Frequency Response 5 Hz to 60 kHz
Crosstalk ≥101 dB (10 kOhms / 1 kHz)
Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) ≥115 dBA
Dynamic Range ≥107 dB
Line Output Level 1.7 Vrms (10 kOhms / 1 kHz)
Headphone Output
Output Power Output Power 1: >100 mW (16 Ohms / THD+N <1%)
Output Power 2: ≥70 mW (32 Ohms / THD+N <1%)
Output Power 3: ≥8 mW (300 Ohms /THD+N <1%)
Frequency Response 5 Hz to 60 kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) ≥113 dBA
Output Impedance 4.0 V p-p
Maximum Output Current >130 mA (for reference)
Power and Battery Options
Power USB Charger: 5 VDC, 2A (recommended)
Computer USB Port: 5 VDC, 500 mA
Battery Charge Display Red light indicates, green light turns on after fully charged
Battery Display Yes
Battery Capacity 1800 mAh, 3.7 V
Battery Type Lithium-ion polymer (LiPo)
Battery Life >12 h (Volume: 39, 27 Ohm)
Charging Time Supported Audio Formats
Audio Formats Lossless
APE (Fast): 192 kHz/24 bit
APE (Normal): 96 kHz/24 bit
APE (High): 96 kHz/24 bit
FLAC: 192 kHz/24 bit
WAV: 192 kHz/32 bit
AIFF: 192 kHz/32 bit
AIF:192 kHz/24 bit
WMA Lossless: 48 kHz/24 bit (to be supported by future update)
Apple Lossless: 192 kHz/24 bit

Lossy Compression
General Specifications
Model Name X1 (Gen 2) / FX1221
Color Black
Material of Construction Aluminum Alloy
Chipset SOC: JZ4760B
DAC: PCM5242
LPF: OPA2322
OP: ISL28291
Memory Capacity 256 GB via microSD Card
Display 2.0″ / 50.8 mm TFT screen, 320 x 240 pixels
Volume Control 100-step digital potentiometer
Equalizer 7-band equalizer (±6 dB)
Balance Control 5 dB
Dimensions (L x H x D) 3.8 x 2.2 x 0.5″ / 97.0 x 55.5 x 12.0 mm
Weight 3.6 oz / 102.0 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.9 x 3.8 x 1.6″