FiiO - KA1

Portable USB Amp & DAC

Sale price₹ 3,999 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 5,499
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Color: Classic Black
Type: Lightning
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7 Day Replacement Guarantee

In case you receive the FiiO - KA1 with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

However, if you receive an incorrect / damaged / different product or one with missing accessories, please raise a return request within 24 hours of delivery. In case you receive a product with a missing, incorrect, or faulty accessory, you will be given a replacement accessory instead of the entire product.

Please make sure that the product is in the original packaging with all the accessories it came with. We'll also need an unboxing video and images of the parcel to investigate about the discrepancy. You may be asked to share images of the product and the packaging received for us to determine the damage or defect prior to approving the return request. The free replacement will be shipped only once the original order is returned.

A replacement will be issued only if:

- It is found to be defective
- It is determined that the product was not damaged while in your possession
- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
- The product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)

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Warranty & Services

Don't sweat it, this FiiO - KA1 comes with a 1 Year warranty from FiiO that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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Ideal for Audiophiles

These DAC & Amps are designed for discerning music lovers. If audio quality is important to you, a set of DAC & Amps like these would be ideal.


You can expect these DAC & Amps to present you with a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these DAC & Amps is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision.


These DAC & Amps deliver a spacious & open soundstage that makes you feel you are sitting at a live concert. Experience the magic and delve into pure sonic tranquility!


Best Suited for Portable Use

For those who value them, being able to carry their favourite DAC & Amp equipment when they are on the move is invaluable.


These DAC & Amps offer the ultimate portability experience without sacrificing sound quality. If you’re someone who appreciates cutting-edge engineering, quality sound and portability, then look no further.


Designed to be trusty companions, these DAC & Amps are cleverly engineered with the latest technology to offer the ultimate combination of portability & Hi-Fidelity!


DAC Chip
You may not even realise it, but most of us use a digital-to-analogue converter (commonly known as a DAC) daily. Built into your computers, tablets and smartphones, a DAC is fundamental to unlocking the convenience of digital music. Any device that acts as a digital sound source will need a DAC to convert digital audio to analog. A DAC converts the digital information stored in “0s and 1s” into an analog signal that's passed to speakers or headphones and ultimately our ear. In short, DACs play a large part in making digital music hearable. 

While this technical process is undoubtedly impressive, the DAC embedded into your smartphones or laptops is nowhere good enough to listen to your favourite music recordings in high quality. So, if you want to listen to music in high quality, an external DAC is essential to allow headphones or speakers to perform at their potential. An external DAC, first and foremost, will improve audio quality dramatically.
Pair with Laptop via USB

A majority of people use a laptop as the primary source device to listen to music or watch movies. Since the laptop is an essential part of the audio chain there are headphones and devices designed to work a laptop or computer system flawlessly. With the availability of USB connectivity, it becomes easier to pair various devices like an Amp, DAC or even headphones without worrying about drivers or any additional piece of software.


45mW@32Ω
Power Output

Metal
Build

Super Lightweight
Design

FiiO And Jade Audio Introduce The All-New KA1

FiiO has collaborated with its sub-brand Jade Audio to offer you the all-new KA1, a portable Amp & DAC. FiiO KA1 packs a punch, with a feature-rich design embedding the ESS ES9281AC PRO DAC chip, supporting 32bit/384khz PCM and DSD256 decoding. It supports MQA rendering allowing you to play master-quality authenticated files without any difficulties.

Embedded With ESS Sabre Pro Dac Chip 

The FiiO KA1 is embedded with an ESS ES9281AC PRO DAC chip that combines the capabilities of a USB audio interface, DAC, and an amplifier into one device. When combined with the multi-layered HDI gold-plated PCB, the DAC results in lower distortions, higher efficiency, and lower power consumption, leading to high-quality sound.

High Fidelity Decoding Natively

The ES9281AC PRO DAC chip supports 32bit/384kHz PCM and DSD256 formats. You can access the DoP mode, which supports DSD 128, and the Native supports DSD256 playback. The FiiO allows you to hear even the minutest detail within your music and have an energetic listening experience.

Expertly Tuned With Ample Amplification

FiiO has carefully tuned the KA1 by a team of acoustic engineers to present a smooth and accurate sound. The KA1 also has a premium audio amplification circuit that delivers ample power to the connected earphones to bring the best out of them.

Capable Of Unfolding MQA Files 

FiiO KA1 is also certified by MQA as it can render MQA files without any distortion. MQA rendering technology can connect to an MQA Core signal like TIDAL or FiiO Music App and complete the final stage of unfolding an MQA file.

Easy Plug-n-Play Operation 

FiiO KA1 provides multi-platform compatibility, making it compatible with Android/ Windows/ Mac. All you need to do is, connect the FiiO KA1 to your smartphone, tablet, desktop PC/laptop, or even portable player for high-resolution audio capabilities whenever you want.

Type-C & Lightning Variants

The KA1 is available in type C and lightning variants so, you can choose the one compatible with your device. The FiiO KA1 allows you to enjoy your music on whichever device you prefer.

Embedded With ESS Sabre Pro Dac Chip 

The FiiO KA1 is embedded with an ESS ES9281AC PRO DAC chip that combines the capabilities of a USB audio interface, DAC, and an amplifier into one device. When combined with the multi-layered HDI gold-plated PCB, the DAC results in lower distortions, higher efficiency, and lower power consumption, leading to high-quality sound.

High Fidelity Decoding Natively

The ES9281AC PRO DAC chip supports 32bit/384kHz PCM and DSD256 formats. You can access the DoP mode, which supports DSD 128, and the Native supports DSD256 playback. The FiiO allows you to hear even the minutest detail within your music and have an energetic listening experience.

Expertly Tuned With Ample Amplification

FiiO has carefully tuned the KA1 by a team of acoustic engineers to present a smooth and accurate sound. The KA1 also has a premium audio amplification circuit that delivers ample power to the connected earphones to bring the best out of them.

Capable Of Unfolding MQA Files 

FiiO KA1 is also certified by MQA as it can render MQA files without any distortion. MQA rendering technology can connect to an MQA Core signal like TIDAL or FiiO Music App and complete the final stage of unfolding an MQA file.

Easy Plug-n-Play Operation 

FiiO KA1 provides multi-platform compatibility, making it compatible with Android/ Windows/ Mac. All you need to do is, connect the FiiO KA1 to your smartphone, tablet, desktop PC/laptop, or even portable player for high-resolution audio capabilities whenever you want.

Type-C & Lightning Variants

The KA1 is available in type C and lightning variants so, you can choose the one compatible with your device. The FiiO KA1 allows you to enjoy your music on whichever device you prefer.

All-Metal Build

FiiO KA1 is built with premium quality materials with an all-metal body making it sturdy and sleek, making it easy to use.

RGB Indiactor

The FiiO KA1 is equipped with an RGB indicator light in a metal body with four colours; blue, yellow, green, and magenta, making the portable Amp & DAC more aesthetically pleasing. 

3.5mm Single-Ended

The 3.5mm single-ended output is a standard audio connection that is compatible with a wide range of earphones and headphones. It is the standard port offered on most audio players.

Accessories to Get you Started

1. USB-A To Type-C Adapter
(With Android Variant)

2. User Manual


All You Need To Know About The FiiO KA1

Headset Output Interface
3.5mm Single-Ended
Audio Input Interface
Type-C Cable or Lightning
DAC
ES9281AC PRO
Output Power
43mW (16Ω,THD+N<1%)
45mW (32Ω,THD+N<1%)
13mW (300Ω,THD+N<1%)
6.8mW(600Ω,THD+N<1%)
Sampling Rate
384KHz/32bit
DSD64/128/256
Microphone Pass-Through
Not Supported


Manuals & Guides



Quick Start Guide | KA1

Portable USB Amp & DAC

1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this FiiO - KA1 comes with a 1 Year warranty from FiiO that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about FiiO's warranty in India.

The FiiO KA1 is capable of great lengths once paired with good IEMs and Hi-Res files. This small DAC & Amp offers a real audiophile experience. The sound quality is surprisingly good, the build quality is praise-worthy, and the simple design makes it the perfect companion for your smartphone, whether you’re an Android or iOS user.

RAGHAV SOMANI

Sound quality is surprisingly good, build quality is praise-worthy, and the conception design makes it the perfect companion for your smartphone, whether you’re an Android or iOS user.
It seems FiiO and Jade Audio struck some good ground in this particular market since it seems it sits center field in a vast sea of dongle DACs but still get noticed due to the excellent performance-to-cost ratio.
The Fiio KA1 offers surprisingly good digital-to-analog audio conversion and amplification for the money. It’s solidly built and extremely small, which makes it a great everyday carry device.
we can call this dongle a ”Jack of all trade, master of none” since the tonality is very easy to enjoy, deliver good enough resolution and technicalities and more importantly a timbre that is natural, dense, nuanced and musical.
If you’re looking for an easy and affordable upgrade to your phone or laptop’s default sound, the FiiO JadeAudio KA1 is a really great option. The best budget dongle for MQA music.
If you’re looking for a super portable dongle DAC AMP with super good build quality, good driving power for IEMs, and with a a nice RGB ring LED at the front to show its function, Jade Audio / FiiO KA1 is the perfect choice.

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Customer Reviews

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Not working in my phone and getting hot.

Don't know if i received defected piece. It's not working on my Samsung Galaxy S20+ and getting hot when connecting to phone. Not working on Laptop as well. Returning it. Disappointed product by FiiO.

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Natural, Balanced and Clear Sound

First of all thanks to Headphonezone for providing authentic and new product And for this DAC just a single word 'Amazing' :) .
This is my first DAC and i've experienced a big difference in sound quality. Currently i'm using BLON-BL03 and Sennheiser HD-206 (thinking about kz-zs10 pro). I'm satisfied with this DAC. I think it is completely value for money.

Hey there, nothing makes us happier than knowing you loved your purchase, hope you had a comfortable shopping experience and thank you for the great review and ratings!

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Anurag Mhatre (Mumbai)
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Better than expected 🤩

Very natural and open sound. It greatly improves clarity of sound. Instrumental separation is also increased. And a very small and portable form factor.
My initial thoughts were that this dac would only increase quality of sound in FLAC or high resolution sound files but I was wrong.
I usually listen on high quality on Spotify and it feels very different and clear a huge improvement , so that's a plus for me .
I mostly listen to pop , edm on Spotify and instrumental and other music on FLAC . All the instrumental music feels much more natural than before. This dac also improved quality of my previous headphones so that's another plus for me .
In short this is a very value for money purchase as this dac also support mqa if you have access to it. I bought it as my new samsung s21 FE phone unfortunately doesn't have a 3.5 mm jack and found this awesome dac which was only a little bit more costly than official samsung dongle dac , I'm happy that I made this decision.
Thank you , Team Headphone Zone for handling my query and a speedy delivery.

Hey there, nothing makes us happier than knowing you loved your purchase, hope you had a comfortable shopping experience and thank you for the great review and ratings!

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Not working

Dac is not working with my nokia 8.1 mobile phone