I was already advised by an old hand to head to hifi creations’ room on the ninth floor of Sunway Putra Hotel first.
The main attraction there was the Yamaha NS5000, the successor to the legendary NS1000 speakers. True enough, there was already a lot of people there and I had to wait for my turn to sit in the sweet-spot chair. The speakers sounded fantastic, but it was difficult to get a good photograph of them because the glossy black piano finish was very reflective. That was a fabulous way to start my first day at the KLIAVS 2017.
The FiiO R7 is to me at least, a first of its kind. A product that merges a player, digital to analogue convertor, preamplifier and headphone amplifier. All of this is crammed into a uniquely designed chassis that would standout while blending in seamlessly on a desktop setup. Offered in both black and white, the FiiO R7 is by far the most fascinating product currently available in the FiiO catalogue.