Fiio K11 review: The only budget DAC you need to consider

January 21, 2024

Fiio is at its best when coming up with budget DACs; the Chinese audio brand dominates this category thanks to the portable BTR5 and BTR7, and it also has a good showing with the K5 Pro and K7. When I reviewed the K7 last year, I called it the best DAC you can get at $200, and that continues to be the case in 2024.

With the introduction of the K11, things are getting a little interesting. The K11 is a balanced DAC with a 4.4mm out, and that already makes it a better option than the K5 Pro, which is limited to a 6.35mm out. The K11 also has a sleeker design that looks great, and you even get a screen that shows real-time playback information.

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But what you’ll really like is the price; the Fiio K11 is available for just $129 on Amazon, and that is an incredible value considering the number of features you’re getting with the DAC. I used all of Fiio’s products in the K series, and I think the K11 may just be the best option if you’re looking to maximize value.

Fiio K11 DAC review

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