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Fiio M5 vs. RME ADI-2 DAC + 9

Fiio M5

Fiio M5

£107.70

Free delivery
RME ADI-2 DAC

RME ADI-2 DAC

£745.83

£855.00 Incl. delivery
Fiio K3

Fiio K3

£74.80

£100.44 Incl. delivery
Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus

Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus

£169.99

Free delivery
Fiio K5 Pro

Fiio K5 Pro

£149.99

Free delivery
Chord Electronics Mojo

Chord Electronics Mojo

£324.17

£399.00 Incl. delivery
iFi Audio Zen DAC

iFi Audio Zen DAC

£107.50

£129.00 Incl. delivery
Fiio BTR5

Fiio BTR5

£89.99

Free delivery
Topping A90

Topping A90

£449.10

Free delivery
Topping DX3 Pro

Topping DX3 Pro

£229.99

Free delivery
Audiolab M-DAC+

Audiolab M-DAC+

£599.95

£699.00 Incl. delivery
Tone/balance controller
Bass control, Treble Control, Balance Control
Bass control
Wireless connection
Bluetooth
None
None
Bluetooth
None
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
None
High resolution audio formats
DSD
DSD
DSD
DSD
DSD, MQA
DSD
DSD
Analogue 3.5mm input (Aux)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Analogue RCA stereo inputs
0 pair
1 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
Analogue RCA stereo outputs
1 pair
1 pair
1 pair
0 pair
1 pair
0 pair
1 pair
Balanced input (analogue) XLR
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
Balanced input digital XLR (AES / EBU)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
Balanced output (analogue) XLR
1 pair
1 pair
0 pair
0 pair
1 pair
Balanced output digital XLR (AES / EBU)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Digital coaxial input (S/PDIF)
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
0 ​
2 ​
Digital coaxial output (S/PDIF)
1 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
Digital optical input (S/PDIF)
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
0 ​
2 ​
Digital optical output (S/PDIF)
1 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
Firewire
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Headphone output
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Headphone output (3.5 mm)
1 ​
0 ​
2 ​
1 ​
0 ​
Headphone output (Jack plug 6.3 mm/1/4
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
Output power per channel
1500 mW
1500 mW
720 mW
380 mW
240 mW
Pre output (full range)
No
Yes
Pre-output (RCA / XLR)
Tele plug 6.3mm input
0 ​
0 ​
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
USB powered (only via USB)
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Available colours
Black, Silver, Blue, Red
Black
Black, Silver, Grey
Black
Black, White, Silver
Black, Silver, Blue
Black, Blue
Black, Silver
Black
Black, Silver
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Depth
45.3 mm
150 mm
58 mm
191 mm
55 mm
60 mm
11.1 mm
292 mm
Height
52 mm
52 mm
130 mm
22 mm
72 mm
114 mm
Width
14 mm
215 mm
70 mm
215 mm
120.5 mm
82 mm
32 mm
247 mm
Product weight
0.04 kg
1 kg
0.82 kg
1.2 kg
0.44 kg
0.18 kg
0.49 kg
0.04 kg
3.7 kg
Features
Display
Suitable for PA use/Rack mount, Remote control, Display, Volume control
Volume control
Volume control
Display, Volume control
Volume control
Display, Volume control
Remote control
Built-in D/A converter
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
D/A audio
24 bit / 384 kHz
32 bit / 768 kHz
32 bit / 768 kHz
32 bit / 384 kHz
32 bit / 384 kHz
DAC (audio chip)
AKM AK4452
Wolfson WM8740
AKM AK4493
Burr Brown DSD1793
ESS Sabre32 Reference ES9018
Can be used as a preamplifier (Preamp)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Release year
2018
2011
2019
2015
2019
2015
Battery operated
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Separate power connector (mains)
Via AC adapter
Via AC adapter
Via AC adapter
No
Via AC adapter
Integrated cable
AC/DC-Voltage (5v/12v/18v/24v/36v)
9.5 - 15 V
12 V
15 V