A small price to pay for a little delight
The last portable music player we saw from FiiO (the X5) was demonstrably big. Either the Chinese brand has taken our size-ist criticisms to heart or is simply up for the challenge, because the M3 is around the size (and weight) of a matchbox.
It's almost too portable, in the same way a wedding cake can be too pretty to eat. But size aside, it’s hardly a music player of humble stature. For £50 you get a device that can handle hi-res music - WAV support goes up to 24-bit/96kHz, while FLAC is limited to 24-bit/48kHz. There’s 8GB of internal storage onboard - enough for over 200 MP3 albums, or around ten hi-res albums - and that can be expanded with a microSD card of up to 64GB that slots into the bottom of the unit.