DAC Comparison

FiiO K5PRO vs SMSL M400

FiiO K5PRO

The K5PRO is a compact, desktop DAC/headphone amp combo by FiiO. It features the leading AK4493 DAC chip with a wide variety of inputs and outputs to create a great value proposition.

$149.99 MSRP

SMSL M400

The SMSL M400 MQA DAC uses the newest high performing D/A chip from AKM, the AK4499. It supports MQA decoding, PCM 32bit / 768 kHz, and DSD512 Native along with Bluetooth 5.0.

$859.99 MSRP
Features
Power

AC 115v

AC 230v

Input/Output
Inputs

Coaxial S/PDIF

RCA

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-B

Coaxial S/PDIF

IIS

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-B

Outputs

¼ inch

RCA

Balanced 3-pin XLR

RCA

Audio
Sample Rate

32 bit / 768 kHz

32 bit / 768 kHz

DAC Chip

AKM AK4493

AKM AK4499EQ

Output Power
  • 1.5 amp at 32 Ω
Portability
Wireless

Bluetooth 5.0

Reviews

In that regard, and in the context of a budget product that is designed reasonably well, I am going to recommend the Fiio K5 Pro.

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