New music player and headphones from Hidizs

Chinese company Hidizs has launched its AP80 PRO-X player and MS3 in-ear headphones in the UK for the first time. The AP80 PRO-X is a mini portable music player able to drive high-quality headphones, wired or wirelessly. Boasting Dual ESS9219C DACs alongside a FPGA chip, the AP80 PRO-X supports MQA files and Sony LDAC wireless transmission alongside HiBy UAT, allowing a 192Hz Bluetooth sample rate. The HiBy app can be used to control the player from a smartphone and DSD512 playback is also possible. Bi-directional Bluetooth allows the user to send and enhance all of their smartphone, laptop, tablet or gaming music or alternatively use a dedicated USB cable.

Micro SD cards are supported for storage – up to a maximum of 512GB. Up to 11 hours of playback is claimed or up to eight hours when balanced headphones are used via the 2.5mm output. The AP80 PRO-X is priced at £200 via Amazon.

The MS3 IEM headphones boast a shell cavity and panel made of aviation-grade aluminium alloy, which is carved by five-axis CNC. Hidizs says: “the cavity conforms to the ergonomic structure of the human ear and has been anodised to ensure the surface is kept clean and scratch free”.

The MS3 uses a 10.2mm dynamic driver with dual magnetic circuits and dual cavities independently developed by the company and its diaphragm is a bio-nanofiber composite.

Hidizs explains: “The dual magnetic circuits and dual cavities composite diaphragm dynamic driver has higher magnetic induction than an ordinary dynamic driver. Under the function of higher magnetic induction, the diaphragm can obtain additional acoustic energy, thereby improving the transient performance of the dynamic driver and higher energy conversion efficiency.”

By changing the bundled pneumatic sound tuning filters, users can tweak the sound to their taste. The MS3 is equipped with three interchangeable filters and can achieve three different tones of high-frequency, balanced and low-frequency by changing the direction of the airflow. Balanced is the recommended standard for most music while the high-frequency filter is designed for classical and jazz music and the low-frequency filter is intended for rock and heavier music. It comes with a 192-core high-purity oxygen-free copper cable, ‘Shark Fin’ detachable cable, standard 0.78mm two-pin plug and a storage bag. Priced at £150, it is also available to buy via Amazon.

Available to buy now, you can find out more about the AP80 PRO-X player here and the MS3 in-ears here.