FIIO KA3 Portable DAC Headphone Amplifier ES9038Q2M Balanced 32bit 786kHz DSD512


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FIIO KA3 - Portable DAC Headphone Amplifier ES9038Q2M Balanced 32bit 786kHz DSD512

Most current mobile phone designs gave eliminated the traditional headphone jack, this is the case. Then we will create a headset port with better sound quality.

Tremendous performance in a slim package

Within the KA3’s petite frame lies exceptional hardware.

High performance flagship DAC

Equipped with the powerful and proven ESS ES9038Q2M supporting 32bit/768kHz and DSD512.

Dual headphone outputs

Comes equipped with two headphones outputs, both powerful to easily drive a variety of headphones.

Clean sound for a great sound

Featuring abundant power with high signal-to-noise ratio, low distortion and almost zero noise. This is true high-fidelity sound.

SNR: >122dB  |  THD+N: <0.0008%  |  Noise: <1.7UV

Dual SE and balanced

Satisfy multiple use cases with both a 3.5mm single-ended and a 4.4mm balanced output.

Wonderfully versatile

Compatible with various OSes like Android/iOS/Windows/Mac. Compatible with many devices like phones/computers/audio players. Use in various scenarios like listening when commuting, in your home or office, or even gaming.

*Due to the large output power of the KA3 and limited external power supply of iPhones, stutter and muteness may happen to the maximum volume.

All-metal construction

The all-metal body sports a handsomely rugged design with distinct edges and a luxurious gold and black finish.


Besides excluding elegance, the RGB light indicator usefully indicates the current sampling rate.

Blue: 48kHz and below sampling rate

Yellow: 48kHz and above sampling rate

Green: DSD

Many ways to interact

Unleash the KA3’s potential with more interactivity in a control app including controls for 7 kinds of filters, high and low gain, and channel balance adjustment.

*The KA3 can only be controlled by Android devices.

You can connect the FiiO KA3 to your iPhone/iPad/iPod by purchasing the FiiO LT-LT1 separately (click here).

Technical characteristics

Product typeDAC and headphone amplifier
DAC ChipES9038Q2M
Input1x USB-C
Outputs1x Single-ended Jack 3.5mm
1x Balanced Jack 4.4mm
Output powerSingle-ended: 130mW @ 32Ω
Balanced: 240mW @ 32Ω
Noise floorSingle-ended: 3.9µV / 4.2µV
Balanced: 4.4µV / 4.3µV
Supported sampling ratesPCM up to 32bit 768kHz
DSD up to DSD512
Package1x FiiO KA3
1x USB-C to USB-C cable
1x USB-C to USB-A cable

FiiO logo

About FiiO Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.

01 Brand Introduction - HiFi+Fashion

FiiO Electronics Technology Co., Ltd. was established in 2007.  It is a high-tech enterprise that combines research, development, production and sales, and its sales are mainly based on its own FiiO brand as opposed to OEM/ODM.  It focuses on digital audio, with current mainstay products being portable headphone amplifiers, DAC / amps and portable digital audio players.

FiiO: It is composed of Fi (Fidelity) from HiFi and iO (represents number 1 and 0) which indicates the sincerer feeling and more convenient life the digital tech has brought to us.

飞傲: The Chinese transliteration of FiiO, as well as representing youthful vigor and the active & innovative spirit of the company.

Audio products are meant to fulfill the spiritual pleasure of users.

  1. FiiO provides products and service related to music.
  2. We also hope to bring happiness to our users with the provided products and service, which is also the key value of FiiO.

Customer Service

  1. Good after-sales service, more reliable
  2. Great user experience, more pleasure
  3. Variety of activities, more involved

About products

  1. Affordable: FiiO products are well-known for its feature of high cost-performance. Lowering the entry level to make more customers can afford.
  2. Easy to use: FiiO pays great attention to the user experience. We are not only provide products with high quality, but also easy to use and with long lasting durability.
  3. More accessories bring more fun: Enable to play in a variety way and use under more possible environments.
  4. Updates available: Equipped with a variety of ports, it makes the music players can still connect to external amp/DAC for upgraded enjoyment.
  5. Endless transformability available: With replaceable amp module and expandable storage, the X7 can bring more playability.

02 Company Profile

Research & Development Team

  • Twenty years of R&D experience in audio products
  • Former core R&D team for audio products from OPPO
  • A team of 20 professional R&D engineers in software, hardware, industrial design, structure and electro-acoustic.

Research & Development Investment

FiiO keeps bringing in advanced equipments and high-tech talents so as to ensure the stable growth and long term competitive edge. Up till now, the team size has expanded three times than that of 2007 when we established.

Team Composition

The R&D team is made up of development dep, engineering dep and QC dep, with 60+engineers in total.

Authorized certifications

FC, CE, KC, CCC and ISO9001:2008 ensure the safety and quality of the products.

Production management

FiiO has strict requirements to production with almost “zero tolerance” even to small problems, which is strictly in compliance with the International Quality Management System ISO9001. 

QC Equipment 

  • a. AP audio analyzer (valued at 200,000RMB).
  • b. Life-span test platform against high & low temperature, swing and plug & unplug trial.
  • Aging test carriage towards mass production.
  • Aging test machine under high & low temperature.

Customer oriented

Driven by customers’ needs, we innovate constantly and response promptly to the market changes. We develop new products based on customers’ needs and compete for more market shares.

Company culture - Our Vision

Present the world a better “Made in China”.

Brand Spirit

  • Innovation

the earliest company that designed the minimum volume headphone amplifier. First dockable amp & DAC product. First amp specially designed for iPod/iPhone. First amp with adjustable power supply and power supplied by mobile phone battery. First multifunctional headphone amp & DAC for Android smarphone. First Hi-Res music player at a price lower than 1000RMB supporting 192K music. First Android-based Hi-res music player. 

  • Quality

Repair Rate < 1%. Sound Quality Control system. Original components imported from TI, Wolfson, Maxim. Company-wide quality control. +20 quality engineers and inspectors. Complete testing facilities. 

  • Service

CEO at the frontline of customer service. 100% response to enquiries. The most popular headphone amplifier brand on Head-Fi. First class website and contents in the audio industry. Interaction with and support to customers on Facebook and Microblog (twitter-like social website).

Brand Mission

FiiO designs, produces and sells high-quality products at favorable prices to those who love music and style.

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FIIO KA3 Portable DAC Headphone Amplifier ES9038Q2M Balanced 32bit 786kHz DSD512

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  1. Takus
    2021-12-08 07:47
    Buongiorno, mi chiedevo se quando è collegato a un iPhone 13( FIIO KA3 ) iPhone rifiuta di farlo funzionare perché consuma troppo batteria; qualcuno l’ha già provato con gli smartphone Apple?
    • PlayStereo
      2021-12-10 14:30
      Buonasera, ci risulta che il KA3 funzioni senza alcun problema in abbinata a dispositivi Apple, aggiungendo l\'accessorio FiiO LT-LT1.


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