Machine Mode 650mW 650mW Strong Thrust | Dual Channel Flagship DAC ES9069Q * 2
Ten-segment high-precision PEQ adjustment | professional grade XMOS 16 core XU316
Four-way fully balanced THX AAA 78 amp | Multi-level HiFi audio architecture | Anti-crosstalk design of digital-analog split board
Three-level ten-channel precision power supply design | humanized dot matrix screen interactive system | independent Type-C power supply interface

Note: product drawings are for reference only, all in kind shall prevail

*Pictures are for reference only. The actual product may vary.

Selling points

SPDIF output, transforming into a digital jukebox

The 3.5mm headphone jack also supports SPDIF output, letting you connect to external high-end DACs for even more flexibility and greater sound quality.

*SPDIF out supports 96kHz/32bit

* SPDIF output supports 96kHz/32bit sample rate

Parallel output
Big boost in power

With sufficient USB power supply input and desktop mode enabled, the KA17’s four THX headphone amps work together in parallel for greater current and overall power output. The result is up to 270mW+270mW power output for single-ended out, and up to 650mW+650mW power output for balanced out.

two DAC chips ES9068AS handle the left and right channels respectively, and the fine "core" polishes the quality and sound quality. Listen to your favorite song list and revel in the beautiful song in an instant.

high-performance dual-core, sound into your heart

The KA17 employs two of the new ESS ES9069Q flagship DACs, powered by fourth-gen 32bit HyperStream technology. These chips feature even higher performance, lower power consumption, and less digital noise than previous generations for an absolutely pristine and pure audio background.

Dual flagship ES9069Q DACs
Two cores power four ways, Excellent performance

An ace up its sleeve
Ten-level highly precise PEQ

The XMOS XU316 chip allowed FIIO engineers to develop a highly precise adjustable PEQ, with 10 customizable frequency bands.   FIIO’s self-developed PEQ algorithm, APP page, as well as the website allow you to fine-tune the frequency, gain, and bandwidth of each PEQ band, letting you dial in the sound to exactly the way you want it.

*PEQ adjustment is supported in formats up to PCM 192kHz/24bit.

*PEQ is currently not supported in UAC1.0 mode.

*To visit the website for PEQ adjustment, please go to the KA17' s FAQ page on

Handling USB duties in the KA17 is the 16-core XMOS XU316, rarely found in audio dongles. This chip features lower latency, more stable signal transmission, and better compatibility than typically used USB control chip. And when paired with dual crystal oscillators, the KA17 is more than capable of handling various digital audio sources with various sampling rates.

Outstanding performance
Audiophile-grade 16-core XMOS XU316

All-new THX AAA 78+ headphone amp design
Compact and elegant, Yet boasting pure and refined sound

The THX AAA 78 headphone amp proved itself in the mid-to-high-end M11 Pro and M11 Plus players. Now, the even newer and upgraded THX AA 78+ features in the KA17. 

Inside the KA17 are THX AAA 78+ headphone amplifiers, with 8 op amps working in parallel in a 4-channel fully balanced configuration, allowing for not only greater power output, but also more detailed and realistic sound.

FIIO engineers were cleverly able to adapt the audio circuit designs of mid to high-end digital audio players to the compact KA17. With its high-precision handling of digital audio signals thanks to the dual crystal oscillator clocks and high-performance DAC converted to analog signals output by a robust analog section consisting of LPF voltage amplification, BUF current expansion and headphone amps working together in parallel, you can be sure that the KA17 can reproduce the detail and dynamics in your music as well as a serious digital audio player.

Comparable to DAPs
Multistage HiFi audio circuit

Like yin and yang
Separate digital and analog boards

The digital and analog portions of the audio circuit lie on totally separate circuit boards in the KA17, each board equipped with a shielding cover for total isolation. This ensures that the digital and analog portions of the audio circuit do not interfere with each other, enabling accurate processing of audio signals. 

3-stage 10-rail power supply design
Compact size outside, Grand design inside

Inside the KA17 is a 3-stage 3-main rails power supply design. The three main stages of the power supply consist of a first stage filtering + overvoltage protection, second stage DC-DC boost conversion, and a third stage LDO voltage stabilization. This filtering of electricity applies to each of the three main power supply rails, one each for the digital, digital-to-analog conversion, and analog signal parts of the audio circuit. To top it all off, the power supply circuit is divided into ten smaller rails. The power supply found in the KA17 features many of the same principles as those found in desktop headphone amplifiers, ensuring a robust foundation for the KA17’s excellent sound.

The KA17 employs a 0.91-inch dot matrix display that can indicate different functions intuitively. Also, coupling with the physical buttons easily allows you to customize various settings such as screen orientation, filters and display sleep timer.

One simple screen
Intuitive dot-matrix display control

Independent Type-C power supply

The KA17 features two USB Type-C ports. One is the typical port used to connect to other devices such as phones, tablets and computers. The orange port on the side is designed for use with an external power supply. When an external power supply is connected to this port, the KA17 can achieve higher power output and better performance without consuming the battery of your phone or other connected device.

Built into the KA17 are temperature and DC output monitoring systems that ensure both the unit itself and connected headphones won’t be damaged under abnormal conditions. You can also set a maximum volume level to prevent accidental hearing damage to your ears from excessively loud audio.

For worry-free listening
Multiple protection systems

Two distinct colors
With a matching leather case

The KA17 is available in either black or blue*. Each version comes with a color-matched leather case that protects the device with style.

*The blue version release date will be announced later

Every last detail considered, All to enhance your experience

Driver-free mode

UAC1.0 mode available, simply plug and play

2 volume adjustment curves

High and low gain volume curves, ensuring a better experience with headphones of various impedances

2 sets of volume adjustment steps

60-step and 120-step volume adjustment available, for finer tuning or faster tuning

Basic specifications

Supports Android FIIO Control APP


Adjustable PEQ, filter, gain, volume and other functions

*Limited by system permission, iOS devices do not support adjustment through the app. Please connect the KA17 to a computer and visit the website for any adjustments.

The desktop mode has been continually refined with the release of various products, such as the portable yet desktop-grade M17, Q7, M15S, Q15 and KA13. And now the perfected desktop mode has found its way to the KA17.


The FIIO KA17 features a special desktop mode, activated using the dedicated D.Mode switch. Enable the desktop mode, and the KA17 will automatically adjust the DAC, amplifier power supply, and the amplifier power output to fully unleash their potential with greater power output.

Desktop mode
Taking it to the next level

3 Types of button modes


Choose freely from button modes that better suit your personal usage habits, supporting functions like volume adjustment, play/pause, previous/next track, etc.

Mode A: Single press the Volume+ button to increase the volume by 1 level, and long press to continuously increase.  In the settings menu, press it to scroll down or cycle through options.  The Volumebutton functions oppositely.

Mode B: Single press the Volume+ button to increase the volume by 1 level, and long press to switch to the previous track.  In the settings menu, press it to scroll down or cycle through options.  The Volumebutton functions oppositely.

Mode C: Single click of the Volume+ button to switch to the previous track, and long press to continuously increase the volume. In the settings menu, press it to scroll down or cycle through options. The Volumebutton functions oppositely.