July 23, 2024

Fiio Introduces Mechanical Keyboard with Dual Hi-Fi DACs

Chinese hi-fi brand Fiio has recently launched a mechanical keyboard that incorporates its own DAC/headphone amp, aimed at improving audio quality for laptop and PC users. The keyboard features two headphone outputs, including a 3.5-mm single-ended unbalanced jack for regular headphones and a 4.4-mm balanced jack for high-end headphones. The audio signal is transmitted from a computing source via USB and processed by two Cirrus Logic CS43131 digital-to-analog converters and a pair of low-noise SGM8262 op-amps, offering exceptional audio quality. The device supports PCM formats up to 32-bit/384-kHz and native DSD256, surpassing the quality provided by the standard audio jack on most devices. The keyboard also includes a stepless volume knob and a sleek aluminum/magnesium-alloy housing.

In addition to its audio capabilities, the Fiio keyboard offers a range of features to enhance usability. It is equipped with gasket-mounted Gateron G Pro 3.0 yellow switches, which are designed to improve productivity and gaming experiences. The keyboard consists of 81 transparent keycaps in a compact layout and features RGB lighting with preset effects. It is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems and boasts a 4,000-mAh battery for long-lasting use.

The KB3 keyboard is available for purchase at Fiio’s AliExpress store for US$149.99. Fiio also offers barebones versions without switches and keycaps, as well as wireless versions that do not include the hi-fi circuit, at lower prices.

This innovative product aims to address the common issue of subpar audio quality experienced when using the headphone jack of laptops or PCs. With its built-in DAC/headphone amp, the Fiio mechanical keyboard provides a solution for audiophiles and users seeking high-quality audio without the need for external audio devices. Whether used for professional purposes or gaming, this keyboard offers top-notch audio performance and an improved overall audio experience. With its sleek design and array of features, it is likely to appeal to a wide range of users.

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  1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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