Whoa whoa, why so much hate for the old X3 folks? It isn't that bad as you're all making it out to be, I must say.
I haven't had a single freeze or bug encounter till now, although sound-wise I admit it isn't the ultimate portable experience one can have. But for a stand alone DAP around 12-14k INR, it does deserve a little more appreciation fellas.
I have no gripes with the sound quality and absolutely adore the Line Out. But there are quite a few noticeable bugs mostly UI related. Sure the current versions of the firmware are very stable. Infact a million times more stable than FW2.1 which shipped with my unit when I bought it and froze like every 10-15 minutes or so. Sadly basic stuff like tag information, album art, file browser, etc. still need fixing.
Native DSD decoding is a plus but then DSD is a bit of a rarity.
Wolfson fanboys might still prefer the WM8740 over the CS4398
Edited by sandman1990 - 3/23/15 at 12:04pm