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FiiO's 2018 Year in Review

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Happy Holidays! May your holidays sparkle with moments of love, laughter, and goodwill, and may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy.

There is no denying that 2018 is one of FiiO's most successful years ever! Without your kind and continuous support, FiiO wouldn't be where we are today. We have a lot to say about 2018, but please kindly follow us to take a brief look back at the moments from the aspects of A. New Products + B. Accessories + C. Exhibitions + D. Awards & Honors, which shaped FiiO 2018 and may changed your way of enjoying music life.

A. New Products

1. Q5 (Jan): Flagship Bluetooth and DSD-Capable DAC & Amplifier (www.fiio.com/Q5)
The Q5 is a portable DAC & amplifier with interchangeable amp module design, MFi certification, Bluetooth connection and outstanding sound quality, which provides the most complete functions at the same price range.


2. M7(Feb.): High-Resolution Lossless Audio Player (www.fiio.com/M7)
The M7 is the world's first full touch screen operation Hi-Res Music Player that supports all major audio formats, Bluetooth transmission and FM function.


3. EM3K/EM3S (Feb.): In-Ear Monitors (www.fiio.com/EM3)
The return of the classic, a product got reproduced in response to the strong appeal of customers which you can't miss.


4. FB1 (Apr.): Bluetooth In-Ear Monitors  (www.fiio.com/FB1)
The FB1 is FiiO's first Bluetooth in-ear monitors with sound quality rival its competitors at the same price range.


5. μBTR(Jun.): Bluetooth Receiver / Amplifier (https://www.fiio.com/μbtr)
The μBTR is a Bluetooth receiver that supports 9hrs ultra-long battery life, one-touch NFC pairing, aptX, SBC and AAC audio codecs (up to a distance of 10 meters).


6. FH5 (Jun.): Quad Driver Hybrid In-Ear Monitors (www.fiio.com/FH5)
The FH5 employs a hybrid driver design that combines the best of balanced armatures (Knowles ED30262 and Knowles 31082) and dynamic driver (10mm polymer nanocomposite) for an absolutely addicting sound.


7. BTR3 (Aug.): Bluetooth Receiver / Amplifier (https://www.fiio.com/BTR3)
The BTR3 is the world's first Bluetooth amplifier to support all current wireless audio codecs -- AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX Low Latency, aptX HD, LDAC, and LHDC, while the USB DAC function is the icing on the cake.


8. M3K (Aug.): High-Resolution Lossless Audio Player (www.fiio.com/M3K)
The M3K is a compact Hi-Res Music Player with ultra-long battery life at affordable price.


9. M9 (Sept.): High-Resolution Lossless Audio Player (www.fiio.com/M9)
The M9 is an Android-based Hi-Res smart DAP equipped with 3.5/2.5 outputs | dual AK4490EN DACs | WiFi | Type-C port | aptX/aptX HD/LDAC/HWA(LHDC) | USB DAC| USB audio out.


10. BTR1K (Nov.): Bluetooth Receiver / Amplifier (https://www.fiio.com/BTR1K)
The BTR1K is the successor of the successful BTR1 with upgraded Qualcomm QCC 3005 Bluetooth chip and fully upgraded performance.


11. K3(Nov.): USB-C DAC & Headphone Amplifier (www.fiio.com/K3)
The K3 (previously called E30) is a HiFi USB DAC/amplifier that features USB Type-C port | 3.5mm line output | 3.5mm single-ended headphone output | 2.5mm balanced headphone output | Coaxial output | Optical output | Bass/Gain switch.


12. M6 (Dec.): High-Resolution Lossless Audio Player (www.fiio.com/M6)
The M6 is FiiO's 3rd music player that made on Samsung's Exynos 7270 SoC (system on chip) which features Wi-Fi, AirPlay, DLNA and full Bluetooth formats support.


13. FA7 (Dec.): Quad Driver Balanced Armature In-Ear Monitors (www.fiio.com/FA7)
The FA7 is the first mass-produced, 3D printed quad balanced armature IEMs that features 4 Knowles BA drivers, German high-transparency resin shell, detachable MMCX connector with high-quality wire and 13 pairs of ear tips.



B. Accessories

In order to provide one-stop solution and bring convenience to our users, we have also released many accessories to the market. You can find them all on the site at: www.fiio.com/accessory

1 .Leather Case
LC-Q5 (Leather case for Q5), LC-Q5i (Leather case for stacking Q5 with iPhone), LC-Q1II (Leather case for Q1 Mark II), LC-Q1M7 (Leather case for stacking Q1 Mark II with M7) and SK-M9 (Leather case for M9)


2. Audio Cable
L28 (3.5mm coaxial cable), BL44(2.5mm male to 4.4mm female balanced cable), CL06 (Type C to Micro USB data cable), BL35 (3.5mm male to 2.5mm female balanced cable), ML06 (Micro to Micro USB data cable), LL-4.4M (3.5mm male to 4.4mm female balanced cable) and LB-4.4M (2.5mm male to 4.4mm female balanced cable)


3. Headphone Cable
RC-MMCX3S/3B, RC-BT (Bluetooth cable), LC-2.5/3.5/4.4B, LC-2.5/3.5/4.4C, iRC-MMCX (Lightning Earphone Cable) and LC-3.5BS (short version headphone cable)


4. Other Accessories
HS17 (Memory foam eartips), AM3B (Amp module), HB3 (Leather carrying case) and SK-01 (Magnetic cable organizer)


We will keep listening to the customers needs and make more audio-related accessories in the future.

C. Exhibitions

Throughout the year of 2018, FiiO (or the local sales agent representing FiiO) had attended a lot of shows, exhibitions or audiophile meet-ups. We treasure every chance meeting our friends all over the world, and your encouragement, feedback and suggestions are the important motivations that drive FiiO forward.

January 9-12, 2018            2018 CES (International Consumer Electronics Show)
February 17-18, 2018        CanJam NYC 2018
Mar. 17-18, 2018              2018 Shanghai HiFi Headphones Expo (China)
Mar. 24-25, 2018               CanJam Singapore 2018
Apr. 7-8, 2018                   CanJam SoCal 2018
Apr. 13-15, 2018               The 26th Shanghai International High-End Hi-Fi Show (China)
Apr. 13-15, 2018               AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) 2018
May 10-13, 2018               High End Munich Show 2018
May 26-27, 2018              2018 Beijing Hi-Fi Headphones Audition & Expo (China)
Jun. 8-10, 2018                The 2018 Hua Zhong International AV Show (China)
Jul. 14-15, 2018               Tokyo Portable Audio Festival
Jul. 20-22, 2018               2018 KL International AV Show
Jul. 21-22, 2018               CanJam London 2018
Aug. 9-12, 2018              2018 Taiwan Hi-End Show
Aug. 10-12, 2018            2018 Hongkong High End Audio Visual Show (China)
Sep. 1-2, 2018                Guangzhou HiFi Headphones & Digital Audio Expo (China)
Sep. 7-9, 2018                The 25th Beijing International Music & HiFi Show (China)
Sep. 14-16, 2018             2018 Guangzhou AV Fair (China)
Sep. 29 - Oct. 1, 2018      Vietnam 14th Audio Visual Equipment Show
Oct. 5-7, 2018                Denver CanJam RMAF 2018
Oct. 7, 2018                    Osaka Portable Audio Festival
Oct. 19-21, 2018            Canada Toronto Audio Fest
Oct. 19-21, 2018            Australian HiFi AV Show
Oct. 28-29, 2018            Tokyo Headphone Festival Autumn
Nov. 3-4, 2018                Shanghai Headphone Festival (China)
Nov. 24-25, 2018           Italy Hi-Fidelity Show
Dec. 15-16, 2018           Tokyo Portable Audio Festival
Dec. 20-23, 2018           The 38 Taipei International Audio & Art Show


May we meet again some time soon in the coming 2019!

D. Awards & Honors

To some extent, awards granted by all kinds of professional and authoritative organizations in the industry play a very important role in the development of an enterprise. Since they pick up the products that appeal to both the trend of the industry and the preferences of the customers.

For the year of 2018, FiiO is a big winner for many international awards including 2018 iF Design Award, 2018 Spring Headphone Festival Award, 2018 VGP Summer Award, 2018 Autumn Headphone Festival Award, 2019 VGP Award, Enjoy the Music 2018 Great Audiophile Gift, iLounge 2018 Holiday Gift Guide, Gadgets360 Best Audio Products of 2018, Headfonia 2018 Award, Headfonics 2018 Award, etc.

Q5                        2018 Spring Headphone Festival Gold Award
Q5                        2018 VGP Summer Special Award
Q5                        2018 VGP Summer Gold Award in the Headphone Amp
Q5+AM3A           2019 VGP Gold Award in the Portable Headphone Amp
Q5+AM3B           2019 VGP Award in the Portable Headphone Amp
Q5                        Headfonia 2018 Award
Q5                       Headfonics 2018 Award
Q1 MarkII            2018 iF Design Award
Q1 MarkII            2018 VGP Summer Award in the Portable Headphone Amp
Q1 MarkII            2019 VGP Award in the Portable Headphone Amp
Q1 MarkII            2018 Kakaku Product Award
BTR3             2019 VGP Gold Award in the Portable Headphone Amp
BTR3             Enjoy the Music 2018 Audiophile Gift
BTR3             2018 Autumn Headphone Festival Silver Award
BTR3             iLounge 2018 Holiday Gift Guidee
BTR3             Gadgets360 Best Audio Products of 2018
BTR3             Headfonia 2018 Award
BTR3             Headfonics 2018 Award
BTR1K             iLounge 2018 Holiday Gift Guide
BTR1             2018 iF Design Award
BTR1             Gadgets360 Best Audio Products of 2018
μBTR             iLounge 2018 Holiday Gift Guide
μBTR             Headfonia 2018 Award
X7 MarkII                 2018 Spring Headphone Festival Silver Award
X7 MarkII                 2018 VGP Summer Gold Award in the Music Player
X7 MarkII+AM3A    2019 VGP Award in the Music Player
X7 MarkII+AM3B    2019 VGP Award in the Music Player
X5III             2018 VGP Summer Award in the Music Player
X5III             2019 VGP Award in the Music Player
X3 MarkIII             2018 VGP Summer Award in the Music Player
X3 MarkIII             2019 VGP Award in the Music Player
M9             2019 VGP Award in the Music Player
M9             2018 Autumn Headphone Festival Silver Award
M9              iLounge 2018 Holiday Gift Guidee
M9             Headfonia 2018 Award
M7             2018 Spring Headphone Festival Bronze Award
M7             2018 VGP Summer Gold Award in the Music Player
M7             2019 VGP Award in the Music Player
M3K             Enjoy the Music 2018 Audiophile Gift
M3K             iLounge 2018 Holiday Gift Guidee
M3K             Gadgets360 Best Audio Products of 2018
FH5              2019 VGP Award in the IEMs
FH5              iLounge 2018 Holiday Gift Guide
F9 PRO              2017-2018HEADPHONE BOOK AWARD
F9 PRO              2018 VGP Summer Award in the IEMs
F9 PRO              iLounge 2018 Holiday Gift Guide
F9               2018 VGP Summer Award in the IEMs
FH1                      2018 VGP Summer Award in the IEMs
RC-BT + FH1        2018 Autumn Headphone Festival Bronze Award
FH1                     Gadgets360 Best Audio Products of 2018
RC-BT                 2018 VGP Summer Award in the Bluetooth Cable
RC-BT                 2019 VGP Award in the Bluetooth Cable
AM3B                2018 VGP Summer in the Accessory
You can find the details via the links below:

iF Design Award: https://bit.ly/2Lh0JwD
2018 Spring Headphone Festival Award: https://bit.ly/2RkmBKw
2018 VGP Summer: https://bit.ly/2GKhqiP
Enjoy the Music 2018 Great Audiophile Gift: https://bit.ly/2RqqflS
2018 Autumn Headphone Festival Award: https://bit.ly/2RoYuXR
iLounge 2018 Holiday Gift Guide: https://bit.ly/2GMVUtL
Gadgets360 Best Audio Products of 2018: https://bit.ly/2GI2t0v
Headfonia 2018 Award: https://bit.ly/2EU0Ye8

We are proud and grateful to receive these awards, all these recognition will surely motivate us to a higher level in the future. And we will make sure to keep up the good work and bring out more great products for our loyal customers who have constantly shown their support to us. Thank you!

Best Regards
FiiO Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
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