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post #3106 of 3117
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Originally Posted by halomusic View Post
 

Now few people talk about J3.

 

I still listen to one every single day. Love it. Perfectly portable, great external buttons and really decent sound quality.

 

;-)

post #3107 of 3117

Love this little one. Had it for a few years now. Best thing ever..till I get DX90. Haha

post #3108 of 3117

The J3 is discontinued so you can't expect people to talk about it much. I first got it in 2010, and it served me well. I moved on to the Fiio X3. It may be a little buggy, but at least Fiio communicates with the customers.

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My J3 freezes whenever I pass it my super high bitrate Muse flac files. I've given it up for something with more stable UI.
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My J3 freezes whenever I pass it my super high bitrate Muse flac files. I've given it up for something with more stable UI.

Are the files 24/192?   The J3 DAC chip can only decode 24/96 and will freeze if you try to play 24/192

post #3111 of 3117
J3 plays only 16bit. It's not hi-res DAP. So you have to re-encode your files.
post #3112 of 3117
Yeah, the problem really is if I'm going to re-encode them anyways, I might as well consolidate my audio devices and just use my phone. I'm not big on the whole bring a phone and connect it with a bunch of portables, even if it makes music sound a tad better, and carrying two portables isn't my thing anymore.
post #3113 of 3117
Pretty sure the j3 dac is 24 bit, just can't play 192khz
post #3114 of 3117
Mmm... I have J3 and it doesn't play 24bit. DAC chip inside J3 can be capable of 24bit decoding but it's not programmed here.
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Originally Posted by lithrai View Post

Mmm... I have J3 and it doesn't play 24bit. DAC chip inside J3 can be capable of 24bit decoding but it's not programmed here.

Ah, I guess I am mistaken!

post #3116 of 3117
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Originally Posted by Blisse View Post

My J3 freezes whenever I pass it my super high bitrate Muse flac files. I've given it up for something with more stable UI.

 

a) its UI is as stable as it gets - that is, when you play the correct files on it :wink_face:

b) it plays fine my high bitrate Porcupine Tree flac files (which btw , as a band PT blow Muse out of the water - get some albums of them and see for yourself -no need to thank me always a pleasure to show music lovers something new)

I have a J3 since 2010 , no problems/complaints whatsoever - sure there are better (and more expensive) DAPs out there , but the combination of stable UI/value for money/easy to use/great battery/decent sound , i don't think there are many that surpass it.

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Originally Posted by Blisse View Post

My J3 freezes whenever I pass it my super high bitrate Muse flac files. I've given it up for something with more stable UI.

a) its UI is as stable as it gets - that is, when you play the correct files on it wink_face.gif


b) it plays fine my high bitrate Porcupine Tree flac files (which btw , as a band PT blow Muse out of the water - get some albums of them and see for yourself -no need to thank me always a pleasure to show music lovers something new)


I have a J3 since 2010 , no problems/complaints whatsoever - sure there are better (and more expensive) DAPs out there , but the combination of stable UI/value for money/easy to use/great battery/decent sound , i don't think there are many that surpass it.

Porcupine Tree sounds bad versus Muse, thanks anyways for suggesting.

The point is multi-fold where if I'm going to re-encode my music to a lower bitrate for a player, I might as well use another player anyways, and it's more convenient for me to carry music in my phone versus having a separate player just for music listening. Whatever floats your boat or meets your needs. I don't use the player anymore.

If the UI freezes instead of ignoring the file or something else sensible, it's hard to say it's stable. I don't have complaints with it except that I've moved on from it. Maybe I don't like that it scratches so easily or startup takes a while but those aren't so valid.
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