I recently got my hands on the ONN X6. It is a cheap portable player made by a Chinese company, which has 24-bit/192 kHz FLAC files compatibility among its main features. Its low price and enticing features appeal to those wishing to experience premium hi-res music without the premium price, but can it really do that?
The black box does not even mention the manufacturer’s name (which is a bit odd), but shows its logo and the player’s name. The back side contains all the technical information, both in English and Chinese. There is also a “Hi-Res Audio” logo on the cover, but it appears to be counterfeit (different font, different font weight, no light effects).
The box is very simple and I can easily link them to the boxes of Chinese smartphones made by B-brands: simple, cut to the bone and without frills. It only holds the ONN X6 player, a USB to micro-USB cable, a quick instruction manual (in Chinese, English, Spanish, Russian, Italian, French, German and Japanese). What came as a surprise is a protein leather case. The quality is far from being top-notch, but it is a welcome addition given the price range.
The ONN X6 seems to be well-built (the body is aluminium) and has a minimal design which helps keep it simple. It can host a microSD card and has two speakers to listen to music if no headphones are available. What puzzled me at first is the absence of a button lock, but I will elaborate on that in the review.
The ONN X6 is priced at ~60€/$. I expect to publish a complete review in a couple of weeks, so that I’ll be able to answer the initial question.