I’ve all the time maintained that Fiio is at its greatest when making funds DACs, and its newest product is one in every of its greatest but. The KA11 is a USB-C (or Lightning) to three.5mm dongle that incorporates a decent-quality DAC, however what makes it stand out is the ability — it is ready to ship 245mW at 16Ω, and that is a number of magnitudes increased than what you get with most dongle DACs. To place that into context, the Fiio KA3 that I used final 12 months went as much as 120mW at 16Ω.

Fiio KA11 DAC review

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Then there’s the price: the KA11 is available for just $29, or a 3rd of the value of the KA3. At that value, there simply is not one other DAC that offers you wherever as a lot energy because the KA11.

Fiio KA11 DAC review

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