I do not hear any hiss from the balanced or SE outputs using my U12. I do like the sound but I know decisively that the soundstage , instrument placing and layering could have been better. The DX 200 does that better, but the gen 3 does other things better and it cost less than half the price.
For a minute I was tempted to return my fiio and get the onkyo because for what I read the onkyo sounds like the dx200 for much less money.
I don't have the DX, a friend does.
For the people who have had the x5III for a little while, can u please tell me how the sound changed after burn in?
I like what I am hearing, musicality, nice tone, the details are not as present as with mojo, also the mojo is more layered .
Fiio did an amazing job with this unit and the value is outrageous.
I have a silver cable from toxic as well as the B1 module, the 2 change the sound of my U12 to more transparent sound compare to the stock version. U r correct they are both smooth but I like what I am hearing so far. Only time will tell!