Why buy a $1,300 iPod? - FiiO M15 Music Player

2020 27 اوت
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Aren't all smartphones essentially portable music players now? FiiO thinks they can do something better but is it worth $1300???
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  • You spent way too much time describing the electronics than the actual sound quality of the product. Only audiophiles will realize just how amazing the sound coming out this player is.

    Abir ChaudhuriAbir Chaudhuriپیش 8 ساعت
  • If this thing was a phone with a slightly better screen and a killer camera, slightly higher storage space, for the same price, it would have been absolutely worth the price tag.

    ABM StudioABM Studioپیش 21 ساعت
  • What a good review and what a stupid piece of tech tho..

    Nikola KatanićNikola Katanićپیش روز
  • I think @dankpods did it better

    Vincent LoVincent Loپیش 2 روز
  • Bought this sucker after my X7 finally couldn't hold a charge. Totally worth it bc I don't stream and love the high quality sound it outputs without having to eat up my phone's storage or battery.

    Drew HuscherDrew Huscherپیش 5 روز
  • That’s some 1984 shit there. I was thinking Tool or NIN and you affirmed my thought. 🤯

    Len M.Len M.پیش 6 روز
  • It's not just what you see on the outside, the most important thing is what's inside and how it's built, this review doesn't bring anything special about what's already on youtube, learn more about the product and teach the capabilities and functions it offers in its auditory settings that is what interests those who are going to buy a well-made product from start to finish

    Manuel MedinaManuel Medinaپیش 6 روز
  • Any fiio is better that any iphone.

    Jesús GómezJesús Gómezپیش 8 روز
  • Mate do you know how expensive the music is to fill up even 128GB with flacs? If you have the music library to fill up 1TB with any format, the sd card isn't really a noticable investment anymore, probably not even the device itself.

    Henning XXXHenning XXXپیش 8 روز
  • iPod?

    bandeandotjbandeandotjپیش 10 روز
  • As an audiophile, I'm very happy to see such a device.. I really miss the days of my 160gb black iPod.. damn ex-girlfriend never gave it back.. including hundreds of dollars worth of other things.. and childhood memories just left in her room.. damn.. thanks for reminding me lol

    Zack DarceZack Darceپیش 10 روز
  • "iPod" ??? Nice title, I didn't see the video

    DEIM0SDEIM0Sپیش 12 روز
  • How many channels does Linus media have

    Mister MagnificoMister Magnificoپیش 13 روز
  • Whats up with the volume increase at 0:41 i had to turn it down.

    Denver MorganDenver Morganپیش 13 روز
  • The must redundant peice of tech on the planet there are so many other things to use money on like that new Xbox or PS5.

    Denver MorganDenver Morganپیش 13 روز
  • The 'screen protector' is for the back, isn't it? Cause it scratches really easily

    DarthLeopardDarthLeopardپیش 14 روز
  • Wargames suck. What's the fun in killing people? Wargames are propaganda against world peace.

    beverpixbeverpixپیش 15 روز
  • This seems like a status symbol that you have to explain because who the fuck buys an MP3 player

    Falxie_Falxie_پیش 15 روز
  • If yall want a good review by a sound lover watch dankpods hes got all you need to learn about these things and hes funny as fuck

    fox fadyfox fadyپیش 16 روز
  • Just buy a phone

    Jenna JeffriesJenna Jeffriesپیش 17 روز
  • 11:07 a dc power cable..... No.... Dc isn't fluctuating, meaning you won't get any interfeatance, unless you bought your power supply on wish

    Kruemmelbande The CatKruemmelbande The Catپیش 17 روز
  • 13:13 ... James definetly came in to those headphones...

    Lan GradišekLan Gradišekپیش 18 روز
  • I shouldn't watch the entire video sometimes... I end up thinking: "hmm...only 1300...."

    Kevin PaskeviciusKevin Paskeviciusپیش 19 روز
  • Nobody is going to use a TB of memory

    Otie JasonOtie Jasonپیش 19 روز
  • james the protection is for the back glass not for the display

    shiva karthikeya reddishiva karthikeya reddiپیش 20 روز
  • Astel&Kern is even worse lol

    Uno YoonUno Yoonپیش 20 روز
  • It can be used on the t1s that is 600 ohms

    diana rainidiana rainiپیش 21 روز
  • Dankpods taught me about Fiio

    BlueBigBusBlueBigBusپیش 21 روز
  • I purchased a FiiO DAC once. It can best be described as 'harsh'. That's not easy to do with a DAC, but they pulled it off. After a couple of years, it died. I replaced it with a JDS Labs DAC and never looked back. JDS Labs is superior in every way.

    BillBillپیش 21 روز
  • He's saying that this music player thingy is huge because it has a 7000 mah battery , Samsung galaxy M51 also has a 7000 mah battery but the phone is less than half of the thickness of this music player thingy . Hmm...... 🤔

    LDAG OfficialLDAG Officialپیش 21 روز
  • Ipod???

    Tỷ Nhiều TiềnTỷ Nhiều Tiềnپیش 22 روز
  • its a brick house!

    Ali AkbarAli Akbarپیش 22 روز
  • Finally something that is worse than iphone.

    llAnime TracksllAnime Tracksپیش 23 روز
  • Someone's been watching dankpods recently....

    Max BuchananMax Buchananپیش 28 روز
  • Hell yeah with the Grado's, I love mine(not the hemps lol). They aren't the most comfortable thing for long listening if you have glasses on but, my god do they sound gorgeous. btw 2tb sounds like a lot until you actually look into lossless media. Kinda like shooting raw on a DSLR, memory goes quick.

    riothero313riothero313پیش 29 روز
  • protective glass is for the back!!!

    Arturas LabanauskasArturas Labanauskasپیش ماه
  • when it was a smartphone, i would buy it.

    tetoqxtetoqxپیش ماه
  • The slot is still there because the case is designed for it, but for reasons like stability issues the feature were not implemented.

    Muto 66Muto 66پیش ماه
  • 0:59 Clint would be very happy.

  • this cant beat free spotify and earbuds which comes with phone

    Jon EskovJon Eskovپیش ماه
  • anyone gonna tell him the screen protecter is for the back

    NeonKNeonKپیش ماه
  • I came here to get away from war thunder :/

    Mathis RichardsMathis Richardsپیش ماه
  • That is one of the best portable music players for Audiophilescause it supportss a 600 ohm headset and he just tested it on a 38ohm impedance Grado Hemp for reference the basic Airpods 2 is also at 38ohm try using a a 600ohm headphone like the Beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition or a Sennheiser 600HD you'll see the difference.

    Patrick John HonradoPatrick John Honradoپیش ماه
  • The main benefit of getting an M15 is its driving power, no smartphone can power up demanding headphones while the M15 headphone mode powers demanding headphones with ease. Also not to mention the flagship-grade AK4499 DAC and Amplification circuitry is no where to be found in smartphones!!

    HiFiGO AudioHiFiGO Audioپیش ماه
  • Why not just make it a phone

    Mike JewittMike Jewittپیش ماه
  • Twisted wires, triggered. Orz..

    TeapoiTeapoiپیش ماه
  • At $1300 it's definitely not okay to not include a wall-wart...

    praticlepraticleپیش ماه
  • Love the device, just can't see parting with the money for an MP3 player. My headphones aren't that good, and my ears are worse.

    Adam HamptonAdam Hamptonپیش ماه
  • 11:45 USB, HDMI, DisplayPort, PCI Express and many other hardware interfaces use the exact same technique to lower the noise

    bonnome2bonnome2پیش ماه
  • 15 hrs battery on 7+Ah battery is quite abysmal for a music player.

    Raza MRaza Mپیش ماه
  • I miss my Zune HD

    mcflumcfluپیش ماه
  • It's designed like a Fiio DAC with a screen lol. I guess that's kind of what it is but they could have put a bit more work into the design.

    Tristan MorganTristan Morganپیش ماه
  • PLS record more the device than your face

    Namorado Do JiminNamorado Do Jiminپیش ماه
  • Oh good, another expensive thing that I didn't know I wanted

    Stiefel AlexStiefel Alexپیش ماه
  • One would expect Creative, a SoundBlaster brand maker to come up with something like this but definitely would love to have a trial for a months use with balanced headphones no matter who manufactured this dual DAC monster.

    kokot sitykokot sityپیش ماه
  • Imagine if your friend owns a m15 & his custom button is set to add to fav.. & you change the setting to delete currently playing... Imagine his all songs he adds to fav will get deleted in future... Now that's called SAVAGE AF 🔥🔥🔥😂😂😂

    Onkar IndurkarOnkar Indurkarپیش ماه
  • So a $1300,- music player comes without a charger and “that’s okay I guess, you’ve got a lot of them lying around”. But when there’s a rumor that Apple won’t include it, there’s global outrage. Yeah, the hypocrisy is strong with fanboys.

    Lesley HarrysLesley Harrysپیش ماه
  • Hey IRworld, is there any way to hide the not funny "joke" comments that are always "most liked" and just get to the interesting comments?

    leafbellyleafbellyپیش ماه
  • I just have 2 questions: How many sugarcubes did you feed him? & How is a shuffle button in 2020 "pretty badass"? Thanks.

    michael johnsonmichael johnsonپیش ماه
  • Reviewer : 1300$ iPod ??? | | | Audiophiles : “Whosoever holds this DAP (Digital Audio Player), if he be , shall possess the power to embrace it.”

    Viswa bharatViswa bharatپیش ماه
  • 64GB is kinda lame for that kind of price. And they chose microSD over regular SD, which makes it more expensive to increase.

    DunnickFayuroDunnickFayuroپیش ماه
  • I hate his face !! he's so annoying

    Vortex InertiaVortex Inertiaپیش ماه
  • $1300 and only has 64gb. Was this made in partnership with Apple? How are you gonna have a near 8Kmah battery and only get 15 hours? Do the DACs draw that much power or is it the OS? The SOC?

    Johnny TsunamiJohnny Tsunamiپیش ماه
    • It's the Android OS, mostly. All Android-based DAPs tend to have issues with battery drain compared with DAP manufacturers that use proprietary OS (like Sony).

      Joseph R.Joseph R.پیش 25 روز
  • My Cowon has bbe and 3d sound and I bet it sounds better than this. It's the best sounding player I've ever heard...300 bucks

    Kevin BuchananKevin Buchananپیش ماه
  • HELL no.

    J024J024پیش ماه
  • pls liway did you call this piece of audio player art an ipod

    BombarasclaatBombarasclaatپیش ماه
  • i prefered 2 mid price fiio's i sold to an astell kern kann that i own now... fiio sound better imo

    JayJayپیش ماه
  • Should test it aginast Sonys latest Walkman, that thing cost 2000-3000$ if im not mistaken?

    TSTSپیش ماه
  • Hi I think you have a mistake in the part you talk about balanced wiring what you said is right .....for microphones connected in XLR CABLE The "balanced headphones jack" is not The same for one you would need a 6 wire to do that (NOT 4) and the the level that comes out of a headphone jack is alot stornger then the small level that comes From a microphone 🎤 WICH WILL NEED THE BALANCED WAY TO COME CLEAN ALL THE WAY TILL IT GETS TO THE MICROPHONE PREAMP .... Personally I heard the M15 and I must say it sounds different then other fiio Devices the sound stage is wider and more natural timber to it Really reveling new details just one down side is in the dynamics Its a little bit slow Thats my opinion anyways...

    Gili ColterGili Colterپیش ماه
  • Anyone else thought of Filo from The Rising of the Shield Hero? I remember owning a Zune HD back in 2014. It ran WP7. Felt just like WP 8/8.1. Microsoft Store sucked back then. Wait, it still doesn't fare well.

    RBeze 58RBeze 58پیش ماه
  • I have an 16gb chinese mp3 player... its small, and i only charge it once a month xD

    megumintonmegumintonپیش ماه
  • you know you are getting bed audio advise when headphone balanced is the same as xlr balanced.

    CotoiCotoiپیش ماه
  • 80% of the price goes to that box.

    NERVNERVپیش ماه
  • So phone manufacturers just need to add one of these DACs and a 3.5mm jack to sell to audiophiles and make this product almost redundant. Seems like a real world spec improvement you would use daily. Unlike many other spec changes.

    Mark PMark Pپیش ماه
  • That's cool and all but can it play 2 tracks at once ?

    21432143پیش ماه
  • 9:00 No joke, "Pause 4 Porno" is such awkward song to listen to on that album especially if yo're just out and about do errands lol

    arias1234arias1234پیش ماه
  • High end DACs are one of the best ways to make money from gullible people

    King BlankKing Blankپیش ماه
  • I like the Delete Song Now idea... I've been using the internet since the late 90's... my MP3 catalog is ridiculously huge. So huge just the idea of sorting through it and removing all the songs I don't like anymore or skits or the songs my ex-girlfriends have downloaded over the years on my computers to burn their own CDs is daunting to say the least.

    Joe RoganJoe Roganپیش ماه
  • That edge of the screen is called a "Fillet." www.engineering.com/AdvancedManufacturing/ArticleID/12682/Chamfer-or-Fillet-Its-More-Than-a-Coin-Toss.aspx#:~:text=First%2C%20a%20terminology%20review%3A%20in,the%20exterior%20of%20a%20part.

    jackson heddenjackson heddenپیش ماه
  • Binod

    Jack RipperJack Ripperپیش ماه
  • The title is misleading, thought it was an apple device and its not?

    Guilherme FerreiraGuilherme Ferreiraپیش ماه
    • It clearly says FiiO in the title, dude.

      Joseph R.Joseph R.پیش 25 روز
  • Samsung Galaxy A01 with a 128gb SD card with the Black Player app is all I need. $70 total at walmart, no phone activation needed. Runs Android 10., has a headphone jack too.

    SinikkaLSinikkaLپیش ماه
  • Its a fancier Samsung Galaxy Player with high end DAC's

    Adam NAdam Nپیش ماه
  • Balanced headphone cables are not the same as balanced audio with XLR cables! What you habe said about XLR and balanced audio is correct but it does not apply to headphones... One XLR Plug has Ground, Positive and a inverted positive... But the balanced headphone cables just have the ground separated, no inverted wave stuff, that had to be processed

    shadowPrismshadowPrismپیش ماه
  • Does it support Android auto?

    hashhashپیش ماه
  • it lowkey looks like a vape gone wrong

    Disguised CrocodileDisguised Crocodileپیش ماه
  • Welcome to 2020 when you buy a mp3 and not get an earphone inside

    ArinoArinoپیش ماه
  • Shouldn't have a headphone jack

    pauhullpauhullپیش ماه
  • they could have at least made it a cheapo phone with the a high end AMP/DAC inside it because ain't nobody got time to carry around a large phone AND a SUPER THICC AND BEEFY music player that is basically an iPod Touch but with a power bank and DAC attached to it at least they could have made it a phone because even a smaller and cheaper phone these days are a similar size to touchscreen music players like an iPod Touch and they are significantly more worth the money 99% of people would rather get a $200 phone than get a $150 touchscreen android music player unless they are getting it for a kid as a mini tablet because they don't want the kid to have access to a sim slot or something

    Zahid ShabirZahid Shabirپیش ماه
  • Do devices like these need high quality audio files to sound good enough to justify the price? Or will regular mp3 files sound amazing in these as well?

    Yoo ToobYoo Toobپیش ماه
  • Dude, this explanation for balanced outputs is way off!

    Dan HonnenDan Honnenپیش ماه
  • It's a kick-ass audio player - but honestly, the FiiO BTR5 receiver connected to my Android phone running Blackplayer EX is plenty good enough and I don't have to haul a second player.

    CroftCroftپیش ماه
  • Would love to know how many of these they actually sell....

    Fenix TechFenix Techپیش ماه
  • Lmao but my phone does the same thing? i miss my 300 dollar zune

    Passport To NowherePassport To Nowhereپیش ماه
  • $1300? Laughs in Sony walkman z1

    B007B007پیش ماه
  • This Package is just a million times more premium than the Note20 Ultras where everything is pretty much just thrown into the box and done.

    Tim R.Tim R.پیش ماه
  • I enjoyed the review, but I do have to say it was a bit odd when you were describing the device’s ability to shuffle music as something unique and cool

    Austin WeirAustin Weirپیش ماه
  • Brah that title is so *CRINGE* - it's not an iPod/mp3 player you doofus! It's a High Resolution DAP. You're not gonna put *TRASH mp3's* on this device.

    T StephensT Stephensپیش ماه
  • "This thing is kind of a CHONK!!!" LMFAO

    Graxxor Anandro VidhelssenGraxxor Anandro Vidhelssenپیش ماه
  • I do not like FiiO DAC quality. Otherwise, it can be a good device for listening SACD or 5,6Mhz LP rips.

    Kamerton Audiophile playerKamerton Audiophile playerپیش ماه